British acts dominate Amazon wishlist albums of Christmas 2014

Dec - 12 2014 | no comments

Amazon.co.uk has today revealed the most wished for artist albums of Christmas 2014, with British acts dominating the top ten.

Pink Floyd’s The Endless River, Ed Sheeran’s X and Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour top the chart, with One Direction’s new release Four and George Ezra’s Wanted On Voyage rounding off the top five.

Foo Fighter’s Sonic Highways is one of just two US acts on the list, including Taylor Swift’s 1989 in eighth spot. The only other non-British act is Australian AC/DC and their album Rock Or Bust.

Despite being recently announced as the most pre-ordered album of all time on Amazon.co.uk Take That were beaten by One Direction to most-wished for album of the year.

“British music is currently undergoing a tremendous popularity boom, both in the UK and worldwide. It’s really exciting to see the widespread appeal of younger artists such as Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and One Direction, as well as the likes of legendary acts such as Pink Floyd and Take That.” said Director of Amazon EU Digital Music, Steve Bernstein. “Further, it’s no surprise to see Pink Floyd at the top of the wishlist . Their album launch was one of the most successful in Amazon history and will be a welcome addition to any customers’ stocking come Christmas morning.”

Top 10 most-wished for artist albums of Christmas 2014

# Artist Album
1 Pink Floyd The Endless River
2 Ed Sheeran X
3 Sam Smith In The Lonely Hour
4 One Direction Four
5 George Ezra Wanted On Voyage
6 Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
7 Olly Murs Never Been Better
8 Taylor Swift 1989
9 Take That III
10 AC/DC Rock Or Bust

 


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