Adele, Lady Gaga lead surge in record sales
Excellent album sales from Adele‘s 21 and Lady Gaga‘s Born This Way have helped the record industry post its first increase in overall sales since 2004. Adele’s 21 has been the top selling album of the year, with over 2.5 million units sold. Gaga’s album sold 1.1 million albums in its first week.According to data released by Nielsen SoundScan, album sales went up 1%, after years of seeing double digit declines. The second half of the year could be just as good with albums out or on the way from Kanye West and Jay- Z, Kelly Rowland, Lil’ Wayne , Monica, J. Cole and Drake.[source]
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What albums are you most excited about in the second half of 2011?