The top 40 albums of 2016 so far have been revealed

As we pass the halfway point in the year, we can finally take a look at the top 40 most popular albums in the UK within the first six months of the year.

This list comes directly from the Official Charts Company and the figures were calculated compiling digital, physical and streaming sales of all albums included.

Adele’s 25 reigns supreme, coming in at number one on the list with this album also slipping into the top 30 biggest selling albums in the UK of all time. Blackstar by the late David Bowie slips in at number two. Bowie has five different albums in the top 40, likely due to his passing in January 2016.

Elvis and Prince have also made it into the top 20 while the likes of One Direction, Taylor Swift and Ellie Goulding come behind them with their most recent releases.

The list is as follows:

  1. 25 — Adele
  2. Blackstar — David Bowie
  3. Purpose — Justin Bieber
  4. A Head Full of Dreams — Coldplay
  5. Best of Bowie — David Bowie
  6. I Cry When I Laugh — Jess Glynne
  7. Lemonade — Beyonce
  8. Views — Drake
  9. Get Weird — Little Mix
  10. Chaos and the Calm — James Bay
  11. If I Can Dream — Elvie Presley
  12. This is Acting — Sia
  13. X — Ed Sheeran
  14. I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it — The 1975
  15. Nothing has Changes — David Bowie
  16. A Moon Shaped Pool — Radiohead
  17. The Very Best Of — Prince
  18. ANTI — Rihanna
  19. Communion — Years & Years
  20. Delirium — Ellie Goulding
  21. Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd
  22. Made in the A.M — One Direction
  23. 1989 — Taylor Swift
  24. Nine Track Mind — Charlie Puth
  25. In the Lonely Hour — Sam Smith
  26. Death of a Bachelor — Panic! At the Disco
  27. Blurryface — Twenty One Pilots
  28. The Very Best Of — ELO
  29. 21 — Adele
  30. Back to Black — Amy Whinehouse
  31. Konnickiwa — Skepta
  32. Lukas Graham — Lukas Graham
  33. Everything You’ve Come to Expect — Last Shadow Puppets
  34. Hunky Dory — David Bowie
  35. The Ride — Catfish and the Bottlemen
  36. Hozier — Hozier
  37. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust — David Bowie
  38. The Ultimate Collection — Whitney Houston
  39. 50 — Rick Astley
  40. 1000 Forms of Fear — Sia

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