The results are in for the best-selling albums of 2015 and Adele's 25 unsurprisingly conquered the top spot as the year's most popular album in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music and reported by Billboard. 25 sold 8.01 million units during the year, with a monumental 7.44 million in traditional album sales.
Earning the second spot is Taylor Swift's 2014 album 1989 with 3.1 million units, including 1.99 million in pure album sales. Leave it to Justin Bieber to earn the No. 3 spot with his comeback album, Purpose, which sold 2.22 million units, including 1.27 million in pure album sales. Ed Sheeran's X, the Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness, Drake's If You're Reading This, It's Too Late, and Fetty Wap's self-titled debut album round out the top 10.
It turns out the true winner of 2015 is the music industry. The most popular album of 2014, the Frozen soundtrack, scored the top spot selling about half of 25's numbers with 4.47 million units with 1989 close behind at 4.40 million units. Hello, the power of Adele. Check out the top 10 selling albums of 2015 below and our list of the year's best albums here.