See 2016’s Top-Selling Albums, Songs And Vinyl So Far

Yesterday Nielsen released its mid-year report on 2016 music consumption in the United States, which showed that streaming is up 59% from this same point (January through June) last year, while overall music sales are down 14% (with digital down 18%, though vinyl is up 12%). So what exactly are the albums and songs being eaten up by the public, you ask?

Unsurprisingly, given its recent nine-week run at the top of the Billboard 200, Drake‘s Views is the most popular album of the first half of the year, having racked up 2.6 million units (streams and sales combined) total, while Adele‘s 25 is the runner-up with 1.74 million units.  As far as sales alone, Adele rules with 1.4 million copies of 25 sold, while Drake comes in at #2 with 1.3 million copies of Views. The late Prince is the only artist to have two albums among the year’s Top 10 sellers so far.

When it comes to vinyl sales, David Bowie‘s Blackstar rules with 57,000 copies sold, and Adele is in second place with 25 (36,000).

As for songs, Flo Rida‘s “My House” rules after having sold 1.9 million downloads. Rihanna and Drake’s “Work,” on the other hand, has the most combined audio and video streams, with 511,454,000 total.

Catch the full list of the most popular albums and singles from the first half of 2016 below, courtesy of Billboard.

Mid-Year Top 10 Albums (Based on Overall Equivalent Album Units)

1. Drake, Views (2,609,000 units) 2. Adele, 25 (1,747,000 units) 3. Beyonce, Lemonade (1,687,000 units) 4. Justin Bieber, Purpose (1,332,000 units) 5. Rihanna, Anti (1,272,000 units) 6. Chris Stapleton, Traveller (931,000 units) 7. Prince, The Very Best Of Prince (905,000 units) 8. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface (905,000 units) 9. The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness (708,000 units) 10. Kevin Gates, Islah (690,000 units)

Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Albums

1. Adele, 25 (1,403,000) 2. Drake, Views (1,313,000) 3. Beyonce, Lemonade (1,202,000) 4. Chris Stapleton, Traveller (746,000) 5. Prince, The Very Best of Prince (575,000) 6. Rihanna, Anti (480,000) 7. Justin Bieber, Purpose (479,000) 8. David Bowie, Blackstar (428,000) 9. Prince And The Revolution, Purple Rain (413,000) 10. Panic! At The Disco, Death Of A Bachelor (397,000)

Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Vinyl Albums

1. David Bowie, Blackstar (57,000) 2. Adele, 25 (36,000) 3. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface (31,000) 4. Amy Winehouse, Back To Black (27,000) 5. Bob Marley & The Wailers, Legend: The Best Of (23,000) 6. Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly (22,000) 7. The Beatles, Abbey Road (21,000) 8. Twenty One Pilots, Vessel (20,000) 9. Miles Davis, Kind of Blue (19,000) 10. The Lumineers, Cleopatra (19,000)

Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Digital Songs

1. Flo Rida, “My House” (1,947,000) 2. Lukas Graham, “7 Years” (1,831,000) 3. Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself” (1,653,000) 4. Rihanna featuring Drake, “Work” (1,610,000) 5. Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out” (1,586,000) 6. Drake featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” (1,442,000) 7. Justin Timberlake, Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (1,400,000) 8. Zayn, “Pillowtalk” (1,288,000) 9. Mike Posner, “I Took a Pill In Ibiza” (1,273,000) 10. Desiigner, “Panda” (1,211,000)

Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Song Streams (Audio and Video Combined)

1. Rihanna featuring Drake, “Work” (511,454,000) 2. Desiigner, “Panda” (467,379,000) 3. Justin Bieber, “Sorry” (325,235,000) 4. Drake featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” (308,826,000) 5. Justin Bieber, “Love Yourself” (296,890,000) 6. Zayn, “Pillowtalk” (289,509,000) 7. G-Eazy x BeBe Rexha, “Me, Myself & I” (287,242,000) 8. Lukas Graham, “7 Years” (284,251,000) 9. Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out” (277,195,000) 10. Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign, “Work From Home” (255,697,000)

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