British artists claimed 12.6% of global recorded music sales in 2011

UK artists took 12.6% of global music sales in 2011, up from 11.8% in 2010, accounting for one in eight of all artist albums sold.

The figures, which were calculated following a market analysis of album sales in the top seven markets of the world showed that sales in 2011 were boosted by Adele - who became the 4th British artist in five years to claim the best-selling artist album in the world - following in the footsteps of Amy ...

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