These are the top 40 ‘biggest’ albums of 2018 so far

How many of these have you heard?

After passing the halfway point of 2018, the top 40 biggest selling albums of the year so far have been revealed.

It should come as no surprise that the runaway success of the soundtrack to ‘The Greatest Showman’ sees it sitting comfortably atop the list, but there are also high rankings from new albums from George Ezra, Post Malone and Arctic Monkeys.

As the Official Charts Company reports, ‘The Greatest Showman’ has shifted a massive 931,000 copies across physical and digital  combined with streaming equivalent sales.  In at the second highest-selling is Ed Sheeran with ‘Divide’, having sold a massive 346,000 in 2018 alone, having also topped 2017’s chart.

George Ezra’s ‘Staying at Tamara’ third biggest album so far yet the highest-selling album that was released in 2018 with sales of 273,000. The top five is completed by Dua Lipa’s self-titled 2017 debut with 158,000 copies sold, and Post Malone in at No.5 with ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys record shifting 152,000 copies.

The top five best-selling albums that were release in 2018 sees Ezra joined by Post Malone, Arctic Monkeys, Kylie Malone and Camila Cabello. Check out both lists below.

The top 40 biggest-selling albums of 2018 so far are:

  1. ‘THE GREATEST SHOWMAN MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING’- VARIOUS ARTISTS
  2. ‘DIVIDE’ – ED SHEERAN
  3. ‘STAYING AT TAMARA’S’ – GEORGE EZRA
  4. ‘DUA LIPA’ – DUA LIPA
  5. ‘BEERBONGS & BENTLEYS’ – POST MALONE
  6. ‘THE THRILL OF IT ALL’ – SAM SMITH
  7. ‘HUMAN’ – RAG’N’BONE MAN
  8. ‘TRANQUILITY BASE HOTEL & CASINO’ – ARCTIC MONKEYS
  9. ‘REVIVAL’ – EMINEM
  10. ‘BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA’ – PINK
  11. ‘THE ARCHITECT’ – PALOMA FAITH
  12. ‘X’ – ED SHEERAN
  13. ‘REPUTATION’ – TAYLOR SWIFT
  14. ‘GOLDEN’ – KYLIE MINOGUE
  15. ‘CAMILA’ – CAMILA CABELLO
  16. ‘GLORY DAYS’ – LITTLE MIX
  17. ‘CURTAIN CALL – THE HITS’ – EMINEM
  18. ‘TIME FLIES – 1994-2009’ – OASIS
  19. ‘THE VERY BEST OF’ – FLEETWOOD MAC
  20. ‘STONEY’ – POST MALONE
  21. ‘SPEAK YOUR MIND’ – ANNE-MARIE
  22. ‘AS YOU WERE’ – LIAM GALLAGHER
  23. ‘WILDNESS’ – SNOW PATROL
  24. ‘LEGEND’ – BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
  25. ‘LEGACY – DAVID BOWIE
  26. ‘IN THE LONELY HOUR’ – SAM SMITH
  27. ‘WHO BUILT THE MOON’ – NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
  28. ‘DIAMONDS’ – ELTON JOHN
  29. ‘GOLD – GREATEST HITS’ – ABBA
  30. ‘+’ – ED SHEERAN
  31. ‘INVASION OF PRIVACY’ – CARDI B
  32. ‘MORE LIFE’ – DRAKE
  33. ‘GANG SIGNS & PRAYER’ – STORMZY
  34. ‘MOANA’ – MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
  35. ‘COMMON SENSE’ – J HUS
  36. ‘A REAL LABOUR OF LOVE’ – UB40 FT ALI/ASTRO/MICKEY
  37. ‘QUESTION MARK’ – XXXTENTACION
  38. ‘MAN OF THE WOODS’ – JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
  39. ‘WHAT’S THE STORY MORNING GLORY’ – OASIS
  40. ‘AM’ – ARCTIC MONKEYS
Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner

Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner

The top 20 biggest albums that were released in 2018 so far are:

  1. ‘STAYING AT TAMARA’S’ – GEORGE EZRA
  2. ‘BEERBONGS & BENTLEYS’ – POST MALONE
  3. ‘TRANQUILITY BASE HOTEL & CASINO’ – ARCTIC MONKEYS
  4. ‘GOLDEN’ – KYLIE MINOGUE
  5. ‘CAMILA’ – CAMILA CABELLO
  6. ‘SPEAK YOUR MIND’ – ANNE-MARIE
  7. ‘WILDNESS’ – SNOW PATROL
  8. ‘INVASION OF PRIVACY’ – CARDI B
  9. ‘A REAL LABOUR OF LOVE’ – UB40 FT ALI/ASTRO/MICKEY
  10. ‘QUESTION MARK’ – XXXTENTACION
  11. ‘MAN OF THE WOODS’ – JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
  12. ‘CULTURE II’ – MIGOS
  13. ‘RUINS’ – FIRST AID KIT
  14. ‘SHAWN MENDES’ – SHAWN MENDES
  15. ‘M A N I A’ – FALL OUT BOY
  16. ‘MY DEAR MELANCHOLY’ – THE WEEKND
  17. ‘RESISTANCE IS FUTILE’ -MANIC STREET PREACHERS
  18. ‘THE TIME IS NOW’ – CRAIG DAVID
  19. ‘ONLY HUMAN’ – CALUM SCOTT
  20. ‘YE’ – KANYE WEST