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Biggest hit of the century

Adele's 21 is officially Britain's top-selling album of the 21st century.

The singer's 2011 release topped the charts around the world upon its release, notching up monster sales, and now it has been named Britain's bestseller over the past 19 years, according to a new BBC countdown compiled by bosses at Britain's Official Charts Company.

Amy Winehouse's blockbuster 2006 album Back to Black is the new millennium's second biggest seller, while another Adele album, 2015's 25, comes in third, ahead of Ed Sheeran's x (multiply) and ÷ (divide) in fourth and fifth place.

ames Blunt's Back to Bedlam, Leona Lewis' Spirit, Michael Buble's Crazy Love, Dido's No Angel, and David Gray's White Ladder complete the top 10.

The rundown, which was compiled by combining physical format, digital, and streaming sales, was announced during a special edition of Radio 2's Pick of the Pops show on Saturday.

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