One out of every six albums bought inside the USA is actually by a British act, in line with the latest figures through the BPI.
Led with the remarkable performance of Adele’s 2015 album ’25’, which shifted over 7.4 units within six weeks, British artists have become more popular than they’ve lots of people on the other side with the Atlantic.
Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ and Sam Smith’s’ In The Lonely Hour’ were the fourth and sixth best-selling albums inside the annual Billboard charts. Florence + The Machine, Mumford & Sons, and Muse also made massive contributions to some bumper year for British music.
Geoff Taylor, the boss with the BPI – which regulates the tunes industry inside UK – said: “The drumbeat of British music success in North America just keeps getting louder. British acts for instance Adele, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Mark Ronson are getting to be part in the music mainstream in the US and Canada – as common as 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 per-cent of albums sold inside country were created by UK acts – that’s one album in each and every five sold.
And Mark Ronson’s ubiquitous single ‘Uptown Funk’ was probably the most downloaded an eye on 2015 from the US, despite released in 2014, with more than 5.5m sales, which pushed the British share with the North American singles sell to 12.9 percent.
John Whittingdale, the culture secretary, said: “Britain is usually a hive of creative talent so it’s no real shock that our UK artists are continuing to produce a huge affect on the North American music market. Not only include the likes of Adele and Sam Smith inspiring totally new generations because of their success overseas, but they’re flying the flag for Britain by showcasing our creativity and contributing in excess of £2bn to your economy through exports.”