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Adele & Coldplay - the two biggest albums of 2016 Adele & Coldplay - the two biggest albums of 2016

Posted by Universal Music Publishing on 03 January 2017

Adele's third studio album ‘25’ is officially the biggest album of 2016 in the UK, followed by Coldplay’s ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ - according to data from the Official Charts Company. 

‘25’ is the biggest record of 2016 when sales and streams are combined – the second year the album has achieved this record. In June ‘25’ passed the 3 million sales mark, becoming one of only 26 albums in history to do so – and the album has been continually in the Top 40 since its release. 

Coldplay’s seventh studio album ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ topped the charts in February – continuing the band’s unbroken run of No. 1 studio albums.