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Adele's 21 Tops the List As Best Selling Entertainment of 2011

Details of the singer's epic year...

By Jamal Guthrie on Thursday 12th January 2012

Adele's album, 21, was the best selling entertainment  product in the UK last year.

The list, published by the Entertainment Retail Association, reveals 21 sold almost four million (3.9m) copies in 2011. Adele's debut, 19, also sold 1.2m online and physical copies.

It was top of the pile ahead of Modern Warfare 3 (2.8m), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2.5m). Although 4.6m copies of the Harry Potter double bill were sold overall.

The next musician on the list was Michael Buble with his Christmas album selling 1.3m copies.

Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Ed Sheeran also made the list.

See the top 40 below.

1. 21 - Adele - 3,924,985 - Album
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - 2,814,609 - Game
3. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows - Part 1 - 2,532,551- Video
4. FIFA 12 - 2,193,302 - Game
5. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 - 2,147,606 - Video
6. The Inbetweeners Movie - 2,074,652 - Video
7. The King's Speech - 1,882,175 - Video
8. Christmas - Michael Buble - 1,349,195 - Album
9. Doo-Wops & Hooligans - Bruno Mars - 1,264,763 - Album
10. 19 - Adele - 1,264,273 - Album
11. Battlefield 3 - 1,186,895 - Game
12. Now That's What I Call Music 80 - Various Artists - 1,185,431 - Album
13. Despicable Me - 1,157,197 - Video
14. Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides - 1,111,715 - Video
15. Paul - 1,108,851 - Video 16. Zumba Fitness - 1,077,508 - Game
17. Tangled - 1,043,857 - Video
18. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 1,024,228 - Game
19. Peter Kay – Live – The Tour That Didn't Tour - 1,004,099 - Video
20. Bridesmaids - 979,475 – Video
21. Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay - 943,498 - Album
22. Transformers - Dark of the Moon - 935,693 - Video
23. Loud - Rihanna - 910,455 - Album
24. The Hangover 2 - 904,351 - Video
25. Now That's What I Call Music 79 - Various Artists - 896,831 - Album
26. Lee Evans - Roadrunner - Live at the O2 - 875,573 - Video
27. Born This Way - Lady Gaga - 854,524 - Album
28. Who You Are - Jessie J - 837,475 - Album
29. + - Ed Sheeran - 821,180 - Album
30. Just Dance 3 - 820,333 - Game
31. Inception - 735,458 - Video
32. Assassin's Creed: Revelations - 732,566 - Game
33. The Hangover - 730,273 - Video
34. Gnomeo & Juliet - 725,816 - Video
35. Due Date - 712,330 - Video
36. Mrs Brown's Boys - Series One - 705,085 - Video
37. Now That's What I Call Music 78 - Various Artists - 686,511 - Album
38. Talk That Talk - Rihanna - 683,834 - Album
39. Taken - 670,913 - Video
40. Rise of the Planet of the Apes - 670,192 - Video

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