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Adele surpasses Jackson on U.K all-time album sales

03 May 2012, 19:46

London - Adele's chart-topping sophomore album 21 has now surpassed Michael Jackson's seminal album Thriller on the U.K.'s all-time biggest selling albums list according to huffingtonpost.com

21 has now sold 4,274,300 copies in the U.K., 500 more than Jackson's 1982 classic. Adele's album is now No. 5 on the list. Topping the U.K.'s biggest selling albums of all-time is Queen's Greatest Hits, with sales of 5.83 million. The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band holds the No. 2 slot, with 5.04 million copies sold.

Jackson's Thriller, however, still reigns supreme internationally, topping the list of all-time best-selling albums. To date, Thriller has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. Adele's record has sold more than 20 million copies around the world.

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