With many of the yr spent residing although a pandemic, UK music followers have been getting by lockdown by placing on a few of the classics. Whereas the likes of Lewis Capaldi, Stormzy and Billie Eilish are dominating the best-selling albums of 2020 up to now, so are Fleetwood Mac, Freddie Mercury’s Queen and Elton John with their biggest hits albums. These embody Diamonds, Biggest Hits, 50 Years – Don’t Cease and Rumours.
Elton John’s 2017 album Diamonds has bought 123,900 copies, whereas 1981 file Queen’s Biggest Hits bought 123,000 albums by the top of June.
As for Fleetwood Mac, the band’s 50 Years – Don’t Cease has solo 118,000 copies, whereas their most well-known album Rumours is on 95,000.
Talking with The Mirror, an insider mentioned: “Lockdown could have had an enormous impact on gross sales. Good music is sweet music every time it’s first launched.”
Right here’s the High 25 albums of 2020 up to now, in accordance with the Official Charts Firm:
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2. The Beatles
3. David Bowie
4. Pink Floyd
5. Fleetwood Mac
7. Billie Eilish
9. Liam Gallagher
10. Arctic Monkeys
Queen’s top-selling vinyl title in 2019 was the band’s Biggest Hits.
In the meantime, the group additionally topped The Beatles by fairly a way within the High 10 greatest international recording artists of 2019.
Queen got here fifth, beating the Fab 4 by 5 locations.
Now contemplating that Queen haven’t launched a studio album in 25 years and solely half the band are nonetheless lively, that is actually fairly the achievement.