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Drake, Adele — and Prince — top Nielsen Music year-end music stats

Drake, Adele — and Prince — top Nielsen Music year-end music stats

Final figures from Nielsen Music confirm that Drake’s “Views” was the most “consumed” album of 2016.

Meanwhile, Adele’s mega-smash “25,” released in late 2015, rang up the biggest numbers at physical and virtual cash registers. Neither musician, however, finished as the year’s top-selling artist.

In a year marked by a number of deaths of high-profile musicians — from David Bowie and the Eagles’ Glenn Frey early in the year to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Leonard Cohen and Leon Russell near year’s end, Prince’s  overall catalog sold more records than anyone else in...

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