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  Newsmakers   19 Dec 2016  Mozart sold more CDs than Drake, Beyonce in 2016

Mozart sold more CDs than Drake, Beyonce in 2016

Published : Dec 19, 2016, 10:18 am IST
Updated : Dec 19, 2016, 11:20 am IST

The collection titled Mozart 225 sold 1.25 million CDs according to Billboard.

Meanwhile Drake was the top selling artist on iTunes (Photo: AFP)
 Meanwhile Drake was the top selling artist on iTunes (Photo: AFP)

If you though classical music was fading away with the emergence of new genres and popular artist, you’ve got it all wrong as latest report seem to suggest that starts like Beyonce, Drake and Adele in the west have been overshadowed by an unexpected comeback by an artist, who managed to outsell them all.

Austrian musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the one who has managed to leave all popular artists behind this year and that too without any video, world tour or iTunes release. According to Billboard, an edition released to mark the legend’s 225th birth anniversary in October 2016, has sold a total of 1.25 million CDs.

Meanwhile as Mozart topped in terms of CD sales, Drake’s ‘One Dance’ was the best selling album in the iTunes universe and he was named the top musician by Spotify.

The Mozart 225 compilation includes 200 CDs and is sold at $500 on websites, as Universal Music Group calls it a product of years of planning and curation. The development comes as another in the series of surprise 2016 had in store for us.

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