Adele has been named as the most successful singer of 2015

British singer Adele has become the best selling singer in the world by the end of 2015. About this February 8 reported on the website of the International Federation of producers of phonograms and videograms (IFPI). The calculation takes into account both sales and the number of downloads and data streaming services.

Adele third album, which was released more than four years after the previous one — “21” — broken records on sales in the first week both in the US and in the UK. To date, sold over 15 million copies.

The first track of the album — Hello — only in the first week have downloaded in the U.S. a million times more. The song topped the charts in more than 30 countries, including USA, Germany, France, Italy, Australia and the UK.

Adele’s success came despite the fact that her album “25” was released only on 20 November and made available through the increasingly popular streaming sites, says IFPI. Executive Director of the Francis Moore described the success of Adele’s “phenomenal”.

Second place in the ranking of IFPI took the British by ed Sheeran, the third by American singer Taylor swift, the fourth is Justin Bieber. This is followed by English-Irish boy band One Direction, British band Coldplay and American band Maroon 5, British singer Sam Smith, Drake and canadian recording artist Abel, Tesfaye, acting under the pseudonym The Weeknd.