With the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) set to release its annual Global Music Report on Tuesday, the organization has unveiled two of its top charts, which cover the global recording industry, today. Covering the entirety of 2015, the IFPI's Digital Singles and Global Albums charts boast plenty of familiar faces atop the rankings.
Adele and her record-breaking smash 25 land atop the albums list, unsurprising despite the fact that her album came out Nov. 20 and thus had just six weeks to make an impact. She also lands on the Digital Singles chart at No. 7 with her lead single "Hello," a tally that is topped by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again," a tribute to the late Paul Walker. In its global artist rankings released earlier this year, Adele was also named the most popular recording artist in the world in 2015, with Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and One Direction rounding out the top five in that order.
Warner Music Group, home to Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth, Ed Sheeran and Jason Derulo, among others, is behind four of the top 10 digital singles. “This is gratifying proof of what can be achieved when great artists deliver brilliant songs, backed by the best global team in the business,” WMG CEO Steve Cooper said in a statement released to Billboard. “I want to congratulate the entire WMG family for showing what real artist development is all about. Throughout the company, we are signing extraordinary artists and making records that resonate with fans around the world. The impact of global streaming is dramatically evident in our success last year, and we are looking forward to continuing to make great strides in 2016.”