It’s a tough task, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a more fitting soundtrack for your favorite blockbuster.
From the likes of The Beatles and Foo Fighters to Radiohead, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, and Adele, here are the 10 most successful music albums released this year.
Adele “Hello” album(2009)This was a hit with audiences around the world, and the song went on to become a hit on iTunes and Spotify.
The album sold over 1 million copies in its first week, with sales in the U.S. and Canada surpassing those of Beyoncé’s “Formation.”
Kanye West “Dark Horse” album (2015)With “Dark Horse,” West took his hip-hop genre to new heights, becoming the first rapper to make his first Billboard Hot 100 hit.
The track also went to number one on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic chart.
Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” album and single(2012)With a hit single that landed on Top 40 radio in the UK, “Bad Romance,” which sold over a million copies, was a huge hit in the States.
Gaga’s song also became a hit in other countries, including Brazil, where the song peaked at number four.
Lady Sings the Blues album(2000)In the late ’90s, a young Lady Gaga released her debut album, The Fame and the Shadows.
Rihanna “One Dance” album album(2013)With her hit single “Love Lockdown,” Rihanna established herself as one of the most iconic pop artists of the last decade.
The song was also a big hit in South America, where it went to the top five in the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.
(The album peaked at No. 5 in Brazil.) 6.
Beyoncé “Single Ladies” albumand single(2015)The “Lemonade” singer, who has become one of hip-hip’s most prominent female figures, has sold more than one billion albums in the United States and Canada.
The “Single Ladies,” a collaboration with Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj, became the top-selling album of the year in both countries.
Lady GaGa “Gangnam Style” album, single(2016)With the success of “Gang Nam Style,” the Korean singer became one of Korean pop music’s biggest sensations.
The single was a chart-topping hit in China, where “Gangs” sold more copies than any other single of the past five years.
Adebimpe “No More” album & single(2014)Adebimpera’s debut single “No More,” which went to No. 1 on Billboard Hot Country Songs, is considered a classic by both fans and critics.
The Killers “All Apologies” albumalbum(2006)After the success “Hallelujah,” the band made a name for itself with a hit track that sold millions of copies in the country.
(As of July 1, the song had sold more songs in the world than any artist’s entire catalog.)
Beyonce “Formation” album&single(2015)”Formation,” which featured a song called “Lust for Life,” sold over 2 million copies.