ADELE CROWNED GLOBAL QUEEN OF 2021

Adele’s 30 (Columbia) has topped the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry's Global Album All Format Chart for 2021, while The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” (XO/Republic) has won the organization’s Digital Single Award.

30, which reached #1 in more than 20 markets last year, dominated all three of IFPI’s global album charts; in addition to the all-format chart, it’s #1 in sales and on the newly launched vinyl chart. The set surpassed 5m in physical album-equivalent sales in less than two months.

The rest of the All Format Chart Top 5 is made up of Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR (Geffen) at #2, Justin Bieber’s Justice (Def Jam) at #3, Ed Sheeran’s = (Atlantic) at #4 and The Weeknd’s After Hours at #5.

The Weeknd becomes the first artist to win the IFPI award two years in a row: “Save Your Tears” in 2021 and "Blinding Lights" in 2020. The former topped charts globally and racked up 2.15b in subscription streaming-equivalent sales last year.

2021 IFPI TOP 10 GLOBAL ALBUM ALL FORMAT CHART

  1. Adele, 30 (Columbia)
  2. Olivia Rodrigo, SOUR (Geffen)
  3. Justin Bieber, Justice (Def Jam)
  4. Ed Sheeran, = (Atlantic)
  5. The Weeknd, After Hours (Republic)
  6. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia (Warner)
  7. The Kid LAROI, F*CK LOVE (Columbia)
  8. ABBA, Voyage (Polar/UMG)
  9. Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album (Republic)
  10. Doja Cat, Planet Her (RCA)

2021 IFPI TOP 10 GLOBAL DIGITAL SINGLE CHART

  1. The Weeknd, “Save Your Tears” (XO/Republic)
  2. The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber, “STAY” (Columbia)
  3. Dua Lipa, “Levitating” (Warner)
  4. BTS, “Butter” (Big Hit)
  5. Olivia Rodrigo, “drivers license” (Geffen)
  6. Justin Bieber f/Daniel Caesar, GIVĒON, “Peaches” (Def Jam)
  7. The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” (XO/Republic)
  8. Olivia Rodrigo, “good 4 u” (Geffen)
  9. Lil Nas X, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
  10. Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits” (Atlantic)


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