Adele's 21 is the first album to top the global albums chart for two consecutive years since the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry began reporting global best-sellers in 2001. The six-time GRAMMY-winning album sold 8.3-million copies in 2012, after shifting 18.1-million units around the world in 2011, according to IFPI's annualDigital Music Report, which was released in London on Tuesday. The next best-selling album globally was Taylor Swift's Red, which sold 5.2-million copies worldwide, while One Direction's first two studio albums, Up All Night and Take Me Home, are at numbers three and four, selling 4.5-million and 4.4-million units, respectively. Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" was the top-selling single of 2012, moving more than 12.5-million units worldwide. Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" featuring Kimbra was the second best-selling single of the year, shifting 11.8-million units. Meanwhile, PSY's "Gangnam Style" is at number three, selling 9.7-million copies around the world.
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