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Biggest selling albums in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019

In 2019, the highest selling album in the United Kingdom (UK) was 'Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent', at nearly 641 thousand units through digital and physical sales in the UK. ‘No 6 Collaborations Project’ came in second, with 568.1 thousand units sold. In the same year, sales retail revenue hit over 1.4 billion British pounds, of which, almost one billion came from digital sales. Digital sales in 2019 grew to over 76.1 percent, an increase from the previous year.

Music streaming

In 2018, over 80 percent of UK individuals had streamed music at least once in the previous month. Demographics such as those aged between 12 and 15 years streamed music at least once a month. As of the first quarter of 2018, only 23 percent of music consumption came from CDs that were bought.

The UK Rich list

The UK’s richest musician as of 2019 was the composer Andrew Lloyd-Webber, who increased his personal wealth by 80 million British pounds from 2018. The ten richest musicians in the UK all hail from former generations of musicians, with no-one under the age of thirty even coming close in worth. The richest ‘young’ musician in the UK is currently Ed Sheeran, who had a personal worth of 160 million British pounds.

Albums ranked by unit sales in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019

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Release date

January 2020


United Kingdom

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physical and digital download music

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