Digital sales pass 100 million mark
Digital album sales hit milestone
Over 100 million digital albums have now been sold in the UK, six years after they started to be logged by the BPI and the Official Charts Company, and just two years since the 50 million benchmark was passed. The numbers of digital albums being sold has increased hugely in recent years.
BPI boss Geoff Taylor told CMU: "Sales of digital albums are surging ahead as British consumers embrace the convenience, value and choice offered by online services. As our athletes compete against the best in the world, British artists have taken the gold and silver positions in the best-selling digital artist albums of all time, and six places in the top ten. With big releases to come from Rita Ora, The Script, Elbow, and Stooshe, digital album sales should continue to grow strongly".