The first six months of 2016 saw a massive resurgence in UK album sales, as sales climbed by almost 40% to 6.6m.
However, the UK was the biggest market for the year so far, with the US and the UK topping the chart with more than 2.5m sales.
In terms of albums, Beyonce’s Lemonade and Adele’s 25 peaked at the top of the chart.
There were plenty of other big hits, including Radiohead’s OK Computer, and Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.
However, there were also a number of smaller releases that slipped to the second or third slot, including Beyonce and Katy Perry’s Lemon and Adore, respectively, which dropped to No. 6.
The biggest-selling album of the year was Adore by Adore to the Skies, which came in at No. 2, ahead of Katy Perry.
However there was a bigger hit to the charts too, as Lady Gaga’s Born This Way, which arrived in its own chart-closing slot, fell to No 6.