It's only been out for four weeks, but Adele's new record has been confirmed as New Zealand's biggest-selling album for 2015.

In the annual charts, put out yesterday by Recorded Music New Zealand, the London singer's third album 25 beat competition from fellow Brits Ed Sheeran (No2) and Sam Smith (No3) despite being released at the end of November.

Two New Zealand artists feature in the top 10: Six60 with their self-titled second album, and Sol3 Mio with On Another Note, their second album.

They also dominated the local album charts, with Six60 at No1, Sol3 Mio at No2 and again at No3 with their 2013 self-titled debut album.


Other acts in the local top 10 include Dennis Marsh, Gin Wigmore, Fat Freddy's Drop, The Quin Tikis, Stan Walker, Broods and Devilskin.

On the singles charts, Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars was New Zealand's most popular single, closely followed by Major Laser's Lean On and Wiz Khalifa's See You Again.

Locally, the top-selling single was Savage's Freaks or a second year in a row. Six60 had four songs in the top 10, while Lorde had two.

The debut single by X Factor winner Beau Monga, Kings and Queens, came in at No10.

Inside Out by Avalanche City was the only local act to reach No1 on the Top 40 charts this year.

Top-selling albums of 2015



- Adele

2. X - Ed Sheeran

3. In the Lonely Hour - Sam Smith

4. Six60 (2) - Six 60

5. 1989 - Taylor Swift

6. On Another Note - Sol3 Mio

7. Title - Meghan Trainor

8. No Sound Without Silence - The Script

9. The Very Best Of: Remastered - Cilla Black

10. Hozier - Hozier

Top-selling singles


Uptown Funk

- Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

2. Lean On - Major Lazer feat. M0 and DJ Snake

3.See You Again - Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

4. Take Me To Church - Hozier

5. Cheerleader - OMI

6. Sugar - Maroon 5

7. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

8. FourFiveSeconds - Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney

9. Where Are U Now? - Skrillex And Diplo feat. Justin Bieber

10. Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd

Top-selling NZ albums


Six60 (2)

- Six60

2. On Another Note - Sol3 Mio

3. Sol3 Mio - Sol3 Mio

4. Lest We Forget - Dennis Marsh

5. Blood To Bone - Gin Wigmore

6. Bays - Fat Freddy's Drop

7. The Quin Tikis: New Zealand's Premier Maori Showband - The Quin Tikis

8. Truth & Soul - Stan Walker

9. Evergreen - Broods

10. We Rise - Devilskin

Top-selling NZ singles



- Timmy Trumpet and Savage

2. White Lines - Six60

3. Special - Six60

4. Inside Out - Avalanche City

5. So High - Six60

6. Magnets - Disclosure feat. Lorde

7. Purple - Six60

8. Yellow Flicker Beat - Lorde

9. Love Me Anyway - Ginny Blackmore

10. King And Queen - Beau Monga