Top selling music artists of all time
Take That’s album Progress has helped them become Amazon’s top-selling music artist of all time.
The British boyband, newly-reunited with former member Robbie Williams, have managed to out-sell music legends including The Beatles and Michael Jackson with their latest offering.Take That are ‘top-selling act of all time’ (PA)
Susan Boyle’s debut album I Dreamed a Dream was also pushed aside as the group made their way to the top of the online retailer’s sales list.
Despite the successful status attributed to them, however, Take That were only Amazon’s sixth best seller of 2010.
The top five best-selling items on Amazon this year were the book-reading gadget Kindle, the Toy Story 3 DVD, the book The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, videogame Call of Duty: Black Ops and chef Jamie Oliver’s 30-Minute Meals book.
Take That’s 2011 Progress tour made records this year as well, with more than a million tickets sold in just a matter of hours when they went on sale in October.
It will be the first time the band have performed as a five-piece in 16 years.
Progress became the biggest pre-order release of 2010, making it the most in-demand album from the band to date.