One out of every six albums bought from the USA is actually a British act, in line with the latest figures through the BPI.
Led from the remarkable performance of Adele’s 2015 album ’25’, which shifted a lot more than 7.4 units in a mere six weeks, British artists are more popular than they’ve have you been on the other side with the Atlantic.
Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ and Sam Smith’s’ In The Lonely Hour’ were your fourth and sixth best-selling albums within the annual Billboard charts. Florence + The Machine, Mumford & Sons, and Muse also made massive contributions to your bumper year for British music.
Geoff Taylor, the boss on the BPI – which regulates the background music industry within the UK – said: “The drumbeat of British music success in North America just keeps getting louder. British acts like Adele, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Mark Ronson became part in the music mainstream in the the US and Canada – as called any home-grown talent, in addition to their sustained success has opened the door with a new generation of UK artists coming through.”
In Canada, Brits’ results were even higher; 20 % of albums sold from the country were manufactured by UK acts – that’s one album in every single five sold.
And Mark Ronson’s ubiquitous single ‘Uptown Funk’ was by far the most downloaded on top of 2015 within the US, despite hitting theaters in 2014, with 5.5m sales, which pushed the British share from the North American singles industry to 12.9 %.
John Whittingdale, the culture secretary, said: “Britain is really a hive of creative talent so it’s hardly surprising that our UK artists are continuing to produce a huge effect on the North American music market. Not only would be the likes of Adele and Sam Smith inspiring completely generations using their success overseas, but they’re flying the flag for Britain by showcasing our creativity and contributing over £2bn in our economy through exports.”