Adele's '21' Is iTunes' Best-Selling Album of 2012: What Other Artists Made the Top 10?

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2012 was yet another year ruled by Adele.

No only was she crowned Billboard's top artist of the year, the British pop powerhouse's Grammy-winning album, 21, ranked as iTunes' top-selling record of 2012.

Almost two years after it was released, Adele's sophomore effort nabbed another accolade last month, as it passed the 10 million in American sales. Ever fittingly, that established 21 as the 21st album to achieve that milestone in the history of Nielsen SoundScan.

Adele — who became the first artist to earn iTunes' top-selling album, single and artist in a single year in 2011 — beat out country-pop crooner Taylor Swift's Red, which earned the second-highest debut sale week for a female artist after selling 1.2 million copies in its first week in U.S.

Mumford & Sons nabbed two spots on the top 10. The British indie folk band hit high sales with their second studio album, Babel, which landed at No. 3 after premiering at No. 1 on U.K. and U.S. charts in September. But their 2009 record, Sigh No More, continued to bring in big bucks in 2012, coming in as iTunes' sixth-highest selling album for the year.

Find out what other artists ranked in the top 10 best-selling albums for 2012.

Did Adele deserve the top spot? Who do you think should have made the list? Chime in below.

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  • Courtney Puzzo
    Courtney Puzzo

    @Buzz if your referring to the Connecticuit elemeentry school shooting wrong thread and do you realize how many celebs once owned or currently own property In CT for it's relative safety and proximity to NYC 5 of it's eight counties are considered Metro NYC including Cheshire and fairfield where the shooting occured. and as for Adele's sales and chart acheivements her fans care so shut up

  • Buzz

    Nobody cares what famous people think about in matters like this.

  • Zoella

    That's not a pic of Mumford and Sons. It's Marcus and some other dudes.

  • Courtney Puzzo
    Courtney Puzzo

    dumbasses certifications aren't based on actual sales they're based on shipments that's why Mariah Carey has two diamond albums and neather of them has sold anywhere near 10 million copies yet