Adele remains top as holidays hit album sales

While singles actually benefit from bank holidays, as they are driven by downloads, album sales have been hit hard.

At their lowest level for 45 weeks a fortnight ago, they took another dive last week with sales falling to a paltry 1,547,983.

That's 15.05% below same week 2010 sales of 1,822,280, and the lowest tally in 591 weeks in the 21st century, replacing week-ending 13 May 2000, when 1,564,412 albums were sold.

Though outdoor activities and watching the royal wedding ...

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