Adele is officially the biggest artist of 2015

Multiple Grammy Award winner Adele.
Multiple Grammy Award winner Adele.

US country-turned-pop superstar Taylor Swift, who won the IPFI Global Recording Artist award the previous year when she released her chart-topping album 1989, fell to number three in 2015.



By Afp

Published: Mon 8 Feb 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 10 Feb 2016, 8:56 AM

ADELE, WHO BROKE records with her song Hello and latest album 25, was officially the biggest artist of 2015. Global music industry body IFPI said that the British ballad singer was the top-selling musical act last year based on worldwide sales of recordings. Number two for 2015 was another British artist, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose career has soared in the past couple of years on the popularity of his ballad Thinking Out Loud.
US country-turned-pop superstar Taylor Swift, who won the IPFI Global Recording Artist award the previous year when she released her chart-topping album 1989, fell to number three in 2015.
Rounding off the top five were Canadian pop celebrity Justin Bieber, who in November released his latest album Purpose, and British boy band One Direction who called a hiatus in late 2015 after a fifth album and departure of founding member Zayn Malik. AFP


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