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Adele's '21' tops 2012 global album chart

PTI  London, February 27, 2013
First Published: 23:21 IST(27/2/2013) | Last Updated: 23:23 IST(27/2/2013)

Oscar-winning singer Adele's album '21' has topped the global albums chart for a second consecutive year, it has emerged.

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The album, released in January 2011, sold 8.3 million copies last year, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) said, the BBC online reported.

Overall music revenues were up 0.3% to $16.5bn - the first year of industry growth since 1999.

Carly Rae Jepsen's hit 'Call Me Maybe' was the best-selling single of 2012, with 12.5 million units sold globally.

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