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Adele's '21' named 2011's biggest-selling UK album worldwide

Adele’s '21' has been named as the biggest-selling UK album across the world in 2011.

According to a report published in Music Week yesterday, the 23-year old’s second album shifted 14.5 million copies worldwide last year, more than four times as many as nearest competitor, Coldplay’s 'Xylo Myloto,' while her debut, '19,' also made the list, placing third with 2.3 million sales.

Mumford and Sons were the only other male act to appear in the Top 10, with 'Sigh No More' finishing fourth on 1.4 million copies, just ahead of Amy Winehouse’s posthumous 'Lioness: Hidden Treasures,' and 'Someone To Watch Over Me' by Susan Boyle, who topped the list in both 2009 and 2010.

The news comes just days after '21' equalled Whitney Houston’s 20-week run at the top of the Billboard charts and Adele's record-breaking six awards at Sunday’s Grammys.




Watch Adele's performance at the 2012 Grammys below: