Only Adele has achieved a diamond album this decade

Only Adele has achieved a diamond album this decade

05 Jan 2020

Adele, Taylor Swift, and Drake Lead RIAA's TOP 10 albums

Adele, Taylor Swift, and Drake have been crowned the artists of the decade after dominating the RIAA's album sales chart.

Officials at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) have ranked the biggest sellers of the last 10 years, and British soul sensation Adele leads the pack in first and second place with her respective releases 21 and 25.

Swift comes in at number three with 1989, while Red lands her another mention at four, and Speak Now places sixth.

Canadian rapper Drake also scored double honours - Views takes fifth place on the RIAA countdown, and Scorpion rounds out the top 10 at 10.

The soundtrack for hit Broadway musical Hamilton and Doo-Wops & Hooligans by Bruno Mars are the only other two albums to crack the 2010s countdown at seven, and nine, respectively.

Specific figures for the combined sales and streaming rankings have yet to be published, but RIAA bosses had previously certified Adele's 21 as shifting 14 million equivalent U.S. units in September, 2016.