Adele's 2011 album, the highly-acclaimed 21, has been ranked as the top-selling album of the decade (so far) in the U.K.

The British singer's second album was a massive worldwide hit, reportedly selling a whopping 30 million copies worldwide. It topped the U.S. and British charts, charged by the hit singles "Rolling in the Deep" and "Rumour Has It." It went on to win a Grammy for Album of the Year, as well as a BRIT for British Album of the Year.

In the era of plastic pop, her distinct approach and style appealed to a wide and varied audience on her own terms, helping her stand out as an unlikely pop star (to say the least). "Even if I had a really good figure, I don't think I'd get my t--s and ass out for no one," she told Rolling Stone back in 2011. "I love seeing Lady Gaga's boobs and bum. I love seeing Katy Perry's boobs and bum. Love it. But that's not what my music is about. I don't make music for eyes, I make music for ears."

As for the rest of the list, courtesy of the Official Charts company, it's certainly a grab bag of titles that may, or may not, be fondly remembered decades -- or even months -- from now.

Top-Selling U.K. Albums of the Decade
1. Adele -- 21
2. Take That -- Progress
3. Michael Buble -- Christmas
4. Emeli Sande -- Our Version Of Events
5. Ed Sheeran -- X
6. Ed Sheeran -- +
7. Rihanna -- Loud
8. Michael Buble -- Crazy Love
9. Sam Smith -- In The Lonely Hour
10. Bruno Mars -- Doo-Wops & Hooligans
11. Adele -- 19
12. Lady Gaga -- The Fame
13. Coldplay -- Mylo Xyloto
14. Mumford and Sons -- Sigh No More
15. Plan B -- The Defamation of Strickland Banks
16. Olly Murs -- Right Place Right Time
17. Jessie J -- Who You Are
18. Katy Perry -- Teenage Dream
19. Florence & The Machine -- Lungs
20. One Direction -- Up All Night
21. Olly Murs -- In Case You Didnt Know
22. Mumford and Sons -- Babel
23. Ellie Goulding -- Halcyon
24. Rihanna -- Talk Talk Talk
25. George Ezra -- Wanted On Voyage
26. Paolo Nutini -- Sunny Side Up
27. Lana Del Rey -- Born To Die
28. One Direction -- Take Me Home
29. Lady Gaga -- Born This Way
30. Bruno Mars -- Unorthodox Jukebox
31. Bon Jovi -- Greatest Hits
32. Eminem -- Recovery
33. Kings Of Leon -- Come Around Sundown
34. Alicia Keys -- The Element Of Freedom
35. Pink -- Greatest Hits So Far
36. One Direction -- Midnight Memories
37. Pink -- The Truth About Love
38. Calvin Harris -- 18 Months
39. Amy Winehouse -- Lioness -- Hidden Treasures
40. Olly Murs -- Olly Murs

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