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James Blunt's album is the top seller of the decade

James Blunt

James Blunt's 2005 album Back to Bedlam is the best-selling UK album of the decade, according to chart bosses.

The Official Charts Company said the former soldier's album sold the most copies in the UK in the past 10 years.

For a lot of you that may mean that no other album has proved more popular while you've been alive!

And while you may not know much about Blunt's tunes, you may know a little more about the fourth biggest album of the decade - Spirit by Leona Lewis.

UK top albums of 2000-2009
Leona Lewis
1 - James Blunt - Back To Bedlam - 2005
2 - Dido - No Angel - 2000
3 - Amy Winehouse - Back To Black - 2006
4 - Leona Lewis - Spirit - 2007
5 - David Gray - White Ladder - 2000

A British artist was also the biggest selling album in America between the years 2000 and 2009.

But it was rock band The Beatles that sold the most in the US with a compilation of all the band's number one singles, called One, topping the sales chart.

Other acts to sell lots of albums in America were N'Sync, Norah Jones and Eminem.