List of UK Official Download Chart number-one albums of the 2010s

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UK Official Download Chart number-one albums
UK Official Download Chart
Official Charts Company
Christmas number one
British singer Adele has spent 19 weeks at the top of the album download chart so far this decade, longer than any other artist.

This is the list of the number-one albums of the UK Official Download Chart during the 2010s. As of 9 September 2014 nine albums have returned to number one for two or more separate spells. They are: Recovery by Eminem, Now That's What I Call Xmas by various artists, Loud by Rihanna, 21 by Adele, Progress by Take That, Beyonce Knowles self titled album Beyonce,Bad Blood by Bastille , AM by Arctic Monkeys and In the Lonely Hour by Sam Smith.

Number-one albums[edit]

Key
dagger Most-downloaded album of the year[a]
Contents
← 2000s • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 •
Artist[b] Album[b] Record label[c] Reached number one[b] Weeks at
number one[b]
Lady Gaga Fame, TheThe Fame Universal 6 January 2010 1
Florence and the Machine Lungs Universal 13 January 2010 1
Vampire Weekend Contra Beggars 20 January 2010 1
Bieber, JustinJustin Bieber My World Universal 27 January 2010 1
Various artists Hope for Haiti Now MTV Networks 3 February 2010 1
Kesha Animal Sony 10 February 2010 1
Massive Attack Heligoland EMI 17 February 2010 1
Glee Cast Glee: The Music, Volume 1 Sony 24 February 2010 2
Goulding, EllieEllie Goulding Lights Universal 10 March 2010 1
Gorillaz Plastic Beach EMI 17 March 2010 1
Glee Cast Glee: The Music, Volume 2 Sony 24 March 2010 2
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 75 EMI/Universal 4 April 2010 2
Plan B Defamation of Strickland Banks, TheThe Defamation of Strickland Banks Warner 18 April 2010 2
Glee Cast Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna Sony 2 May 2010 1
Vickers, DianaDiana Vickers Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree Sony 9 May 2010 1
Lady Gaga Remix, TheThe Remix Universal 16 May 2010 1
Faithless Dance, TheThe Dance Nate's Tunes 23 May 2010 1
Pendulum Immersion Warner 30 May 2010 1
Johnson, JackJack Johnson To the Sea Universal 6 June 2010 1
Aguilera, ChristinaChristina Aguilera Bionic Sony 13 June 2010 1
Glee Cast Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals Sony 20 June 2010 1
Eminem Recovery Universal 27 June 2010 2
Minogue, KylieKylie Minogue Aphrodite EMI 11 July 2010 1
Eminem Recovery Universal 18 July 2010 1
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 76 EMI/Universal 25 July 2010 2
Arcade Fire Suburbs, TheThe Suburbs Universal 8 August 2010 1
Eminem Recovery Universal 15 August 2010 3
Perry, KatyKaty Perry Teenage Dream Universal 5 September 2010 1
Flowers, BrandonBrandon Flowers Flamingo Universal 12 September 2010 1
Script, TheThe Script Science & Faith Sony 19 September 2010 2
Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. Record Collection Sony 3 October 2010 1
Tinie Tempah Disc-Overy EMI 10 October 2010 1
Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990–2010 EMI 17 October 2010 1
Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown Sony 24 October 2010 2
Cole, CherylCheryl Cole Messy Little Raindrops Universal 7 November 2010 1
Blunt, JamesJames Blunt Some Kind of Trouble Warner 14 November 2010 1
Take That Progress Universal 21 November 2010 1
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 77 EMI/Universal 28 November 2010 1
Various artists Now That's What I Call Xmas EMI/Universal 5 December 2010 2
Rihanna Loud Universal 19 December 2010 1
Various artists Now That's What I Call Xmas EMI/Universal 26 December 2010 1
Rihanna Loud Universal 2 January 2011 3
Mars, BrunoBruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans Warner 23 January 2011 1
Adele 21 dagger Beggars 30 January 2011 11
Foo Fighters Wasting Light Sony 17 April 2011 1
Adele 21 dagger Beggars 24 April 2011 5
Lady Gaga Born This Way Universal 29 May 2011 2
Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See Domino 12 June 2011 1
Take That Progress Universal 19 June 2011 1
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver Beggars 26 June 2011 1
Knowles, BeyoncéBeyoncé Knowles 4 Sony 3 July 2011 2
Adele 21 dagger Beggars 17 July 2011 2
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 79 EMI/Universal 31 July 2011 2
Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch the Throne Universal 14 August 2011 1
Nero Welcome Reality MTA 21 August 2011 1
Young, WillWill Young Echoes Sony 28 August 2011 1
Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm with You Warner 4 September 2011 1
Example Playing in the Shadows Ministry of Sound 11 September 2011 1
Sheeran, EdEd Sheeran + Warner 18 September 2011 1
Kasabian Velociraptor! Sony 25 September 2011 1
Morrison, JamesJames Morrison Awakening, TheThe Awakening Universal 2 October 2011 2
Steps Ultimate Collection, TheThe Ultimate Collection Sony 16 October 2011 1
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Sour Mash 23 October 2011 1
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto EMI 30 October 2011 1
Florence and the Machine Ceremonials Universal 6 November 2011 2
Snow Patrol Fallen Empires Universal 20 November 2011 1
Rihanna Talk That Talk Universal 27 November 2011 1
Murs, OllyOlly Murs In Case You Didn't Know Sony 4 December 2011 1
Winehouse, AmyAmy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures Universal 11 December 2011 1
Bublé, MichaelMichael Bublé Christmas Warner 18 December 2011 2
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 80 EMI/Universal 1 January 2012 1
Adele 21 Beggars 8 January 2012 1
Vaccines, TheThe Vaccines What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? Sony 15 January 2012 1
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto EMI 22 January 2012 2
Del Rey, LanaLana Del Rey Born to Die Universal 5 February 2012 1
Sabre, MaverickMaverick Sabre Lonely Are the Brave Universal 12 February 2012 1
Sandé, EmeliEmeli Sandé Our Version of Events EMI 19 February 2012 3
Springsteen, BruceBruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Sony 11 March 2012 1
Kiwanuka, MichaelMichael Kiwanuka Home Again Universal 18 March 2012 1
Guetta, DavidDavid Guetta Nothing but the Beat EMI 25 March 2012 1
Madonna MDNA Universal 1 April 2012 1
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 81 EMI/Universal 8 April 2012 3
White, JackJack White Blunderbuss Beggars 29 April 2012 1
Marina and the Diamonds Electra Heart Warner 6 May 2012 1
Keane Strangeland Universal 13 May 2012 1
Tenacious D Rize of the Fenix Sony 20 May 2012 1
Mayer, JohnJohn Mayer Born and Raised Sony 27 May 2012 1
Barlow, GaryGary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band Sing Universal 3 June 2012 2
Usher Looking 4 Myself Sony 17 June 2012 1
Cheryl Million Lights, AA Million Lights Universal 24 June 2012 1
Linkin Park Living Things Warner 1 July 2012 1
Brown, ChrisChris Brown Fortune Sony 8 July 2012 1
Ocean, FrankFrank Ocean Channel Orange Universal 15 July 2012 1
Various artists Now That's What I Call a No.1 EMI/Universal 22 July 2012 1
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 82 EMI/Universal 29 July 2012 3
Various artists Symphony of British Music, AA Symphony of British Music Universal 19 August 2012 1
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 82 EMI/Universal 26 August 2012 1
Ora, RitaRita Ora Ora Sony 2 September 2012 1
Vaccines, TheThe Vaccines Come of Age Sony 9 September 2012 1
xx, TheThe xx Coexist Beggars 16 September 2012 1
Killers, TheThe Killers Battle Born Universal 23 September 2012 1
Mumford & Sons Babel Universal 30 September 2012 1
Muse 2nd Law, TheThe 2nd Law Warner 7 October 2012 1
Goulding, EllieEllie Goulding Halcyon Sony 14 October 2012 1
Bugg, JakeJake Bugg Jake Bugg Universal 21 October 2012 1
Various artists Until Now – Swedish House Mafia Universal 28 October 2012 1
Harris, CalvinCalvin Harris 18 Months Sony 4 November 2012 1
Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams Take the Crown Universal 11 November 2012 1
One Direction Take Me Home Sony 18 November 2012 1
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 83 EMI/Universal 25 November 2012 1
Various artists Now That's What I Call Christmas! EMI/Universal 2 December 2012 4
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 83 EMI/Universal 30 December 2012 2
Harris, CalvinCalvin Harris 18 Months Sony 13 January 2013 1
Motion picture cast recording Les Misérables Universal 20 January 2013 2
Biffy Clyro Opposites Warner 3 February 2013 1
Bugg, JakeJake Bugg Jake Bugg Universal 10 February 2013 1
Foals Holy Fire Warner 17 February 2013 1
Mumford & Sons Babel Universal 24 February 2013 1
Sandé, EmeliEmeli Sandé Our Version of Events EMI 3 March 2013 1
Bastille Bad Blood dagger Universal 10 March 2013 1
Bowie, DavidDavid Bowie Next Day, TheThe Next Day Sony 17 March 2013 1
Timberlake, JustinJustin Timberlake 20/20 Experience, TheThe 20/20 Experience Sony 24 March 2013 1
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 84 EMI/Universal 31 March 2013 2
Paramore Paramore Warner 14 April 2013 1
Bublé, MichaelMichael Bublé To Be Loved Warner 21 April 2013 1
Turner, FrankFrank Turner Tape Deck Heart 28 April 2013 1
Rudimental Home Warner 5 May 2013 2
Aplin, GabrielleGabrielle Aplin English Rain Warner 19 May 2013 1
Daft Punk Random Access Memories Sony 26 May 2013 2
Disclosure Settle 9 June 2013 2
West, KanyeKanye West Yeezus Universal 23 June 2013 1
Odell, TomTom Odell Long Way Down Sony 30 June 2013 1
Mumford & Sons Babel Universal 7 July 2013 1
Jay-Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail Virgin EMI/Universal 14 July 2013 2
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 85 EMI/Universal 28 July 2013 4
Various artists Teenage Dirtbags Universal 25 August 2013 2
1975, TheThe 1975 1975, TheThe 1975 Universal 8 September 2013 1
Arctic Monkeys AM Domino 15 September 2013 2
Drake Nothing Was the Same Universal 29 September 2013 1
Timberlake, JustinJustin Timberlake 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, TheThe 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 Sony 6 October 2013 1
Cyrus, MileyMiley Cyrus Bangerz Sony 13 October 2013 1
Newman, JohnJohn Newman Tribute Universal 20 October 2013 1
Perry, KatyKaty Perry Prism Universal 27 October 2013 1
Arcade Fire Reflektor Merge 3 November 2013 1
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Universal 10 November 2013 1
Lady Gaga Artpop Universal 17 November 2013 1
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 86 EMI/Universal 24 November 2013 1
One Direction Midnight Memories Sony 1 December 2013 1
Various artists Now That's What I Call Christmas! EMI/Universal 8 December 2013 1
Beyonce Beyonce Sony 15 December 2013 2
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 86 EMI/Universal 29 December 2013 2
Beyonce Beyonce Sony 12 January 2014 1
Various Artists The Trevor Nelson Collection 2 Sony Music Entertainment 19 January 2014 2
You Me At Six Cavalier Youth Universal 2 February 2014 1
Bombay Bicycle Club So Long, See You Tomorrow Universal 9 February 2014 1
Katy B Little Red Sony 16 February 2014 1
Bastille Bad Blood Universal 23 February 2014 1
Arctic Monkeys AM Domino 2 March 2014 1
Pharrell Williams Girl i Am Other 9 March 2014 1
Bastille Bad Blood Universal 16 March 2014 1
George Michael Symphonica Universal 23 March 2014 1
Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey Going Back Home Universal 30 March 2014 1
Kaiser Chiefs Education, Education, Education & War Universal 6 April 2014 1
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 87 EMI/Universal 13 April 2014 1
Paolo Nutini Caustic Love Warner 20 April 2014 2
Various Artists Frozen Walt Disney 4 May 2014 1
Lily Allen Sheezus Warner 11 May 2014 1
Michael Jackson Xscape Sony 18 May 2014 1
Coldplay Ghost Stories Warner 25 May 2014 1
Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour Universal 1 June 2014 2
Kasabian 48:13 Sony 15 June 2014 1
Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence Universal 22 June 2014 1
Ed Sheeran X Warner 29 June 2014 4
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 88 EMI/Universal 27 July 2014 4
Various Artists Guardians Of The Galaxy - Awesome Mix 1 ??? 24 August 2014 1
Royal Blood Royal Blood Warner 31 August 2014 2
Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour Universal 14 September 2014 1
Chris Brown X Sony 21 September 2014 1
Alt J This Is All Yours BMG Rights Management 28 September 2014 1
George Ezra Wanted on Voyage Sony 5 October 2014 2
Ella Henderson Chapter One Sony 19 October 2014 1
Ben Howard I Forget Where We Were Universal 26 October 2014 1
Taylor Swift 1989 Universal 2 November 2014 1
Calvin Harris Motion Sony 9 November 2014 1
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways Sony 16 November 2014 1
One Direction Four Sony 23 November 2014 1
Various artists Now That's What I Call Music! 89 EMI/Universal 30 November 2014 1
Various artists Now That's What I Call Christmas! EMI/Universal 7 December 2013 2




  1. ^ In 2010, the most-downloaded album of the year was Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons. It first entered the chart in 2009 and, during 2010, peaked at number three on 10 March and 4 July.
  2. ^ a b c d The artist, album, date of reaching number one and number of weeks at number one are those given by the Official Charts Company.[1][2][3][4]
  3. ^ The record labels are those given by the Official Charts Company.[5]

By artist[edit]

The cast of Glee have topped the album download chart with four different releases so far during the 2010s.
Recovery by American rapper Eminem has spent six weeks at number-one over three separate runs.

As of 2 March 2014, nine different artists have spent four or more weeks at the top of the UK Official Download Chart so far during the 2010s. The totals below do not include compilation albums credited to various artists.

Artist Number-one albums Weeks at number one
Adele 1 19
Glee Cast 4 6
Eminem 2 7
Beyonce 2 5
Ed Sheeran 2 5
Rihanna 2 5
Lady Gaga 4 5
Emeli Sandé 1 4
Arctic Monkeys 2 4

By record label[edit]

As of 11 May 2014, fourteen different record labels have released chart-topping albums so far during the 2010s.

Record label Number-one albums Weeks at number one
Beggars Group 5 23
Domino Records 2 4
EMI 23 51
Ministry of Sound 1 1
MTA Records 1 1
MTV Networks 1 1
Nate's Tunes 1 1
Sony Music Entertainment 46 57
Sour Mash 1 1
Universal Music Group 69 112
Warner Music Group 20 27
Walt Disney 1 1
i Am Other 1 1
BMG Rights Management 1 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 40 UK Album Downloads Archive". Official Charts Company. 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Top 40 UK Album Downloads Archive". Official Charts Company. 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Top 40 UK Album Downloads Archive". Official Charts Company. 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Top 40 UK Album Downloads Archive". Official Charts Company. 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Artist Chart History". London: Official Charts Company. 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 

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