Adele's 21 is top-selling US iTunes album of 2012
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - British singer Adele notched another accolade on Thursday as iTunes announced that her Grammy-winning album 21 was the top-selling record of 2012 in its United States (US) store, extending the disc's successful run almost two years after it was released.
Adele, 24, who last year became the first artist to secure three iTunes milestones with top-selling album, single and artist of the year, came in ahead of country-pop star Taylor Swift's Red and British folk band Mumford & Sons' Babel. ITunes did not reveal its sales or download figures.
British boy band One Direction's debut album Up All Night and current Grammy nominees fun.'s debut Some Nights rounded out the five top-selling albums on iTunes in the US.
21, released in February 2011, has performed strongly in the US music charts this year following the singer's Grammy-sweeping win in six categories in February 2012.