British artists claim biggest UK album share since Britpop

Coral Williamson

British artists last year held the biggest share of albums sold in the UK since 1997, the heyday of Britpop.

British acts made up 53.3% of albums sold last year, according to Official Charts Data, released by the BPI.

The last period of homegrown dominance in the Official Albums Chart was in 1997, with 58.3%. Oasis, Spice Girls and Radiohead were some of the biggest acts that year. 

Last year, the Top 10 best-selling albums in the UK were all ...

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