Pop overtakes Rock to dominate 2011 end of year charts

Figures released by the BPI today saw the genre boosting its share from 30.9% to 33.6% year-on-year, it's biggest market share since 1999 with Adele's 21 album, predictably leading the way.

By comparison, Rock's album sales fell from 31.2% to 29.4% in 2011, a significant drop from the century's high of 41.5% in 2004 and nearing the genre's lowest performance in 2003 when it claimed only 29.2% of sales. The only two Rock albums to land in the end of ...

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