Official UK Singles Chart celebrates 60th birthday with singles sales survey

Brandon Bakshi

Today (November 14) is the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Official Singles Singles Chart in the UK and the company has released the results of its first survey of singles sales volumes.

The survey revealed that 3.7 billion singles have been bought by UK fans since November 1952. This amount is equivalent to fill London’s O2 Arena (which has a 20,000 capacity) 185,000 times, or 824 times the number of copies that Adele’s 21 has sold in the ...

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