The Top Selling Music Albums in South Africa
When it comes to music there are certainly a lot of different artists and albums available and they all deserve credit; music is something that will remain popular around the world, regardless of the format that consumers can buy it in. However, there are certain albums and artists that simply stands out from the crowd, like the ones we will discuss below.
Rush – Clockwork Angels
Rush is a legendary rock band that has released their popular new album Clockwork Angels. This album’s recording began when Nick Raskulineczo collaborated with Rush during a recording in 2007. As a result Clockwork Angels came to life and it tells the story of a young man that wants to follow his dreams, and his quest across the colourful world of steampunk and alchemy. With more than 40 million albums already sold around the world, Rush is not only one of the most inventive and compelling groups in rock history, but remains one of the most popular too.
Adele – 21
21 is the long awaited album from pop star Adele. This album is also a follow up to the previous album, 19, which was her Grammy award winning, debut album. The new 21 album was recorded in London and Malibu and it allowed Adele to work with some of the best names in the industry, including Rick Rubin, Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder and Dan Wilson. With this album, Adele’s music takes some new direction while staying true to her signature style.
John Mayer – Born and Raised
Born and Raised is the new album from John Mayer, a Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter. The album was produced with Don Was, who worked with popular artists like the Rolling Stones and Graham Nash. John’s previous albums sold over 12 million copies worldwide and this album is definitely set for success. He also received a total of 11 Grammy Award nominations and won seven Grammy Awards. John Mayer has been included in Time Magazine’s annual Time 100 list of the most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers, and twice been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine s annual “Guitar” issue.
The Beach Boys – That’s Why God Made the Radio
The Beach Boys is a band that is definitely not unfamiliar with success. Their 2012 studio album was also their first material in more than two decades, making it a special event for millions of fans. The band is led by Brian Wilson and they recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary. All the surviving members of the band came together to embark on a new world tour, which includes Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Americana
Americana is the very first album in more than nine years from Neil Young & Crazy Horse and it is a collection of American folk songs that are true classics. Although controversial for some, the emotions and different scenarios that they provide still resonate with what is going on in the country today.
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