Emeli Sande and Gotye top iTunes sales chart in 2012

Adele, Ed Sheeran and Carly Rae Jepson also among the top selling artists of the year

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Emeli Sande's 'Our Version Of Events' has topped the UK iTunes chart of the best-selling albums of the year.

It tops off a phenomenal year for the singer-songwriter, who performed at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Games, won the BRITs Critics' Choice Award and picked up three MOBO Awards.

Sande said: "To hear that I'm iTunes 'Artist of the Year' and that 'Our Version of Events' was the best-selling album on iTunes this year is just incredible! Thank you for all your support and making this year even more special."

The rest of the top five is rounded off by Ed Sheeran's '+', Lana Del Rey's 'Born To Die', Adele's '21' and 'Now That's What I Call Music! 82'.

Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used To Know' heads the list of the top selling singles of the year in the iTunes download chart, followed by Carly Rae Jepson's 'Call Me Maybe' and Fun's 'We Are Young'.

'Call Me Maybe' was named iTunes Song Of The Year and Lianne La Havas' 'Is Your Love Big Enough' picked up the retailers' Album Of The Year accolade.

The Performance Of The Year was awarded to the various artists who took part in Danny Boyle's Isle of Wonder opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games.

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