More than 50 million digital albums sold in the UK, with presented a about 20 percent of all album sales in the UK.
It all takes only four and a half years for selling digital album to reach number 50 million, while it took more than five years of CD album sales for achieve the same number. Similarly, as quoted from the Telegraph on Saturday (02/10/2010).
Data released by the recording industry, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and the Official Charts Company, also shows that already 500 million digital singles were sold in Britain last week.
“Digital albums have proven is one form of successful albums. Although the digital download single sales market has been pounded on, many music fans who still want to listen to an album full of their favorite artists. Britain now has 70 points of sale of digital albums that are legal, more than any other country. The music fans have responded
by buying digital albums officially, “said Geoff Taylor, chief-executive of the British Phonographic Industry.
“Sales of digital albums faster than in physical album sales made me realize that people are now waking up to the digital album sales market,” added Taylor.
In 2006, digital album sales in the UK is calculated still less than 2 percent. In 2010, digital album sales increased to 19.6 percent of all albums sold by downloading the official figures are expected to number 20 million by the end of this year. Five digital albums have sold more than 100,000 downloads this year, of which the first position is held by the album ‘Sigh No More’ from the band Mumford & Sons, with the number 131 737 downloads.
Album ‘Only Bt The Night’ from King Of Leon, released in 2008 was the biggest-selling digital album of all time by downloading the official 276,000 figure, which was followed by the album ‘The Fame’ (2009) of Lady Gaga, a digital album sales reached 261,000 .
“While consumers still prefer to buy CDs, the growth of interest in digital albums, the digital album sales, as well as competitive prices make digital album sales are now becoming popular.” said Martin Talbot, managing-director of the Official Charts Company.best selling digital albums, Gadget, Google, News, physical cd sales 2010