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The best-selling album in the United Kingdom is Greatest Hits , a compilation album by the British rock band Queen that was first released in Of the UK's top 60 best-selling albums, more than half are by British artists. According to the Official Charts Company OCC , which collects album sales data in the UK, an album is defined as being a type of music release that features more than four tracks or is longer than 25 minutes in duration. In January , this method of certifying sales was abolished, and certifications were instead based on unit sales to retail outlets: sales of 60, were awarded silver, gold for , and platinum for , Positions are as of July ;  sales, where shown, are from the reference given, which may be at a different date, and cannot be used to infer changes in position. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia list article. Official Charts Company.
Top 200 Albums
This list shows albums that peaked in the top ten of the UK Albums Chart during , as well as albums which peaked in but were in the top 10 in The entry date is when the album appeared in the top 10 for the first time week ending, as published by the Official Charts Company, which is six days after the chart is announced. One-hundred and ninety-three albums have been in the top ten so far this year as of 10 December , week ending. Thirteen albums from remained in the top ten for several weeks at the beginning of the year. Lil Uzi Vert is among the many artists who have achieved their first top 10 album in The first new number-one album of the year was Heavy Is the Head by Stormzy.
The fascinating list — compiled by the Official Charts Company — contains much-loved hits and a few surprises. A total of 33 different acts are in the chart — one with three albums, while five acts have two albums including Adele and Michael Jackson. In total the list features 18 bands, 10 female artists and 12 male artists. Can you recognise an album cover from one small section of it? Main content. Coldplay - Parachutes. Year released: Highest position: 1 Weeks at No. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill. Take That - Beautiful World.