Adele and Bruno Mars top 2015 Music Sales

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2015 was a year of records for the British songstress Adele, her third album 25 dominated the US music industry. According to the 2015 end of the year Nielsen music report, Adele's 25 managed to sell 8.01 million albums in a mere 6 weeks, making her the best selling artist in a single year since 2004.
The biggest selling single in the US was the amazing collaboration between Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson 'Uptown Funk', which sold over 5.5 million singles besting Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking out aloud' by over 1.5 million. Adele's chart topping single 'Hello' was the 4th best selling single of the year with over 3.7 million singles sold and is on course to cross a billion views on YouTube before the end of the month, a feat that would make it the fastest song to reach the billionth view mark on YouTube.
Fetty Wap's 'Trap Queen' ended the year as the most streamed song with over 616 million streams.
2015 was also a good year for Silento as his song 'Watch me' racked up over 563 million streams to end the year as the second most streamed song.

Top 10 Selling Albums of 2015 in U.S. (in physical copies)
1. Adele, “25,” 7,441,000
2. Taylor Swift, “1989,” 1,993,000
3. Justin Bieber, “Purpose,” 1,269,000
4. Ed Sheeran, “X,” 1,162,000
5. Drake, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” 1,142,000
6. Sam Smith, “ In the Lonely Hour,” 1,018,000
7. Meghan Trainor, “Title,” 1,007,000
8. The Weeknd, “Beauty Behind the Madness,” 862,000
9. Soundtrack, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” 861,000
10. Luke Bryan, “Kill the Lights,” 851,000


Top 10 Selling Digital Songs of 2015 in U.S.
1. Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!,” 5,529,000
2. Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud, “3,976,000
3. Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again,” 3,801,000
4. Adele, “Hello,” 3,712,000
5. Maroon 5, “Sugar,” 3,343,000
6. Walk the Moon, “Shut Up and Dance,” 2,986,000
7. Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen,” 2,730,000
8. OMI, “Cheerleader,” 2,698,000
9. The Weekend, “The Hills,” 2,586,000
10. Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood,” 2,580,000


Top On-Demand Streams of 2015 in U.S. (audio and video streams combined)
1. Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen,” 616,463,000
2. Silento, “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” 563,406,000
3. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!,” 555,808,000
4. Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again,” 472,264
5. The Weeknd, “The Hills,” 444,018,000
6. Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud,” 350,579,000
7. Adele, “Hello,” 335,799,000
8. Omi, “Cheerleader,” 328,365,000
9. Fetty Wap feat. Remy Boyz, “679,” 322,176,000
10. The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face,” 314,499,000







Source: Variety