Global top albums of 2016

Artist Title Units (m)
1 Beyonce Lemonade 2.5
2 Adele 25 2.4
3 Drake Views 2.3
4 Metallica Hardwired...to self-destruct 2.1
5 David Bowie Blackstar 1.9
6 The Rolling Stones Blue & lonesome 1.8
7 Bruno mars 24k magic 1.7
8 Twenty one pilots Blurryface 1.5
9 Coldplay A head full of dreams 1.4
10 Pentatonix A Pentatonix Christmas 1.4
(Source: IFPI. Physical and digital albums included.)

Global top digital singles of 2016

Artist Title Units (m)
1 Drake One dance 12.5
2 Justin Bieber Love yourself 11.7
3 The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey Closer 11.7
4 Sia Cheap thrills 11.1
5 Justin Bieber Sorry 10.8
6 Rihanna Work 10.6
7 Lukas Graham 7 years 10.4
8 The Chainsmokers feat. Daya & konshens Don’t let me down 10.2
9 Mike Posner I took a pill in Ibiza 10.0
10 Twenty one pilots Stressed out 9.9
(Source: IFPI. Units include single-track downloads and track-equivalent streams.)

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