Adele and Ed Sheeran were crowned as the musical figures most commercially successful of the decadeaccording to Media Traffic, a site that collected the lists of official sales of more than 30 countries with respect to the data published by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).
Adele has two albums with the best figures, as highlighted by the agency EFE. This is because of the physical sales and its equivalent in digital reproductions, 21 (2011) sold 29.9 million copies and remained at number one in the world for 42 weeks, a historical record.
Also, your disc 25 (2015) accumulated near 22,25 million copiesa great figure, if you take into account that in the last decade only six jobs passed the barrier of 10 million in all over the world (between 2000 and 2009 were 47).
If we get into the category of songs, “Shape Of You“Ed Sheeran, remained in the “Top 40” Media Traffic during 79 weeks, other record, in addition to the 4,500 million views accumulated on YouTube.
Divided (2017), and also of Sheeran, sold 15.5 million copies and was second in the overall list of the decade.
The only Latin song of the ranking was “Softly”Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, in collaboration with Justin Bieber, who was ranked in the fourth place.