Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Led Global Album Sales in 2016

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Beyonce & Drake led global album and digital sales in 2016

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Pregnant Beyonce has been given another reason to smile — her album Lemonade was the world’s biggest seller in 2016.

The acclaimed release picked up 2.5 million sales globally, 100,000 more than second placed Adele’s 25, according to newly-released figures from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

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The experts’ ninth annual Global Music Report also reveals Drake, whose album Views was the third international bestseller, was the top-selling artist worldwide last year. His hit “One Dance” also topped the 2016 digital songs list with 12.5 million sales — 800,000 more than second placed Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself.” Last year’s top 10 global albums, according to IFPI are: 1. Beyonce, Lemonade (2.5 million) 2. Adele, 25 (2.4 million) 3. Drake, Views (2.3 million) 4. Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (2.1 million) 5. David Bowie, Blackstar (1.9 million) 6. The Rolling Stones, Blue & Lonesome (1.8 million) 7. Bruno Mars, 24k Magic (1.7 million) 8. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface (1.5 million) 9. Coldplay, A Head Full of Dreams (1.4 million) 10. Pentatonix, A Pentatonix Christmas (1.4 million)

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