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Adele Beats Taylor Swift For Best-Selling Album of 2012 (PHOTOS)

By Shari Weiss

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Adele reigned supreme in 2012 — for the second year in a row.

After having 2011’s best-selling album in the United States, the singer’s 21 was the top-seller in 2012 as well.

Adele’s chart-topping reign marks the first time one album has sold the most copies two years in a row since Nielsen Soundscan began keeping track in 1991.

With 4.41 million copies sold last year, 21 beat out Taylor Swift’s Red, which sold 3.31 million.

Which other acts sold the most albums in 2012?

Check out the gallery of the Top 5 below!

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