Search

Adele's album outsells Michael Jackson's Bad

.
Whoa! You know you've made it when you de-throne the King of Pop!

Adele's mega-successful album 21 has become the eighth best-selling album of all time in the UK, knocking Bad by Michael Jackson to ninth place.

The weepy record, released just 13 months ago, has sold over four million copies - where Bad is sitting at 3.9 million, 25 years after its release.

She's still got a way to go to fill MJ's moonwalking boots, though - his legendary Thriller album sits at fifth place, with 4.2 million sales.

The highest-selling album in UK history is Queen's Greatest Hits, which has shifted 5.8 million copies to date.

Here's the official sales ranking:

1. Queen, Greatest Hits - 5,863,000 copies
2. The Beatles, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - 5,044,000 copies
3. Abba, Gold: Greatest Hits - 4,989,000 copies
4. Oasis, What's The Story Morning Glory copies
5. Michael Jackson, Thriller - 4,248,000 copies
6. Dire Straits, Brothers In Arms - 4,152,000 copies
7. Pink Floyd, The Dark Side Of The Moon - 4,114,000 (complete toss) 8. Adele, 21 - 4,020,000 copies
9. Michael Jackson, Bad - 3,959,000 copies
10. Queen, Greatest Hits II - 3,887,000 copies

Adele is in some seriously legendary company.

advertisement
LATEST CELEBRITY VIDEO
Chelsea Clinton Is PregnantChelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Holly Madison On Her New Burlesque Vegas Speakeasy '1923'Holly Madison On Her New Burlesque Vegas Speakeasy '1923' Gisele Bundchen Says She's Been Audited For Making Forbes Top Earning ListGisele Bundchen Says She's Been Audited For Making Forbes Top Earning List Irina Shayk Thrills in Super Low Cut SwimsuitIrina Shayk Thrills in Super Low Cut Swimsuit Tom Cruise & Laura Prepon Rumored To Be DatingTom Cruise & Laura Prepon Rumored To Be Dating
SCHWEPPES STAKES DAY The Sydney Carnival grande finale
Sat 26 Apr 2014
Get your tickets!FIND OUT ABOUT THIS EVENT