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May 29, 2020

Beyonce's Lemonade topped Adele's 25 and Drake's Views on IFPI's 2016 Global Albums list (based on physical and digital sales, but excluding streams). Metallica's Hardwired...To Self-Destruct and David Bowie's Blackstar concluded the top five highest-seeling albums worldwide.

IFPI: Streaming Market Increased by 6 Percent Globally

Strong growth in the global recorded music market increased by 5.9 percent totalling a revenue of US$15.7 billion in 2016, the highest rate since IFPI began tracking the market in 1997. According to IFPI’s Global Music Report, digital sales has up 17.7 percent across the board, revenue which has surpassed physical for the first time in 2015 and increased again…

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