Saturday 13th October is the launch of the UK’s first-ever National Album Day! The event, which arrives in a year that marks the 70th anniversary of the album format, will celebrate all aspects of the UK’s love of the album.
In honour of this, we’ve rounded up five impressive album accolades we think you need to know about!
🏆The Best-Selling Album Of All Time (by RIAA) is… 'Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975'
Country-rockers Eagles have recently surpassed Michael Jacksons’ 'Thriller' to score the biggest-selling album of all time in the US with 'Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975', becoming the first band with a 38x Platinum album in the process. Not only that, but they also hold third place on the list too with their record 'Hotel California'! Don’t miss the band when they tour the UK in June/July 2019! TICKETS
🏆Top Selling Album Released This Year (by The Official Charts Company) Is… George Ezra: 'Staying At Tamara’s'
English troubadour George Ezra's sophomore album is currently in the lead for the UK's top selling album released this year! Catch him live in the UK in March 2019. TICKETS
🏆Top Selling Album By A Female Artist Of The Year So Far (by The Official Charts Company) Is… Dua Lipa: 'Dua Lipa'
Double Brit Award-winner Dua Lipa is currently holding the top spot for the best-selling album by a female artist of the year so far with her amazing self-titled debut.
🏆 Most First-Day Album Streams (on Spotify) Is… Drake: 'Scorpion'
On its first day of release, Drake’s album ‘Scorpion’ smashed Spotify’s one-day global record for album streams with a reported 132M+ streams. The record was previously held by Post Malone’s album 'beerbongs & bentleys', which reportedly saw 78M+ streams. Don't miss Post Malone live in the UK in February/March 2019. TICKETS
🏆 Female Solo Artist With The Most Number 1 Albums (by The Official Charts Company) Is… Madonna
The Queen of Pop holds this impressive title with an incredible 12 chart-topping albums to her name. Barbra Streisand and Kylie Minogue hold the joint runner-up spot, both having had 6 No.1 albums!