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Adele And One Direction Albums Top Most Returned Christmas Gifts Of 2012

Written by Kiel Egging on December 29, 2012

Considering most music fans in the world already own it, it’s pretty un-surprising that Adele‘s global hit album 21 has been revealed as the most returned Christmas present of 2012.

NME reports that 47,315 people traded in their copy of 21 on UK CD-trading website musicMagpie on Christmas Day.

The album – home to Adele’s worldwide breakthrough singles Rolling in the Deep and Someone Like You – has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and netted the British songstress six Grammy awards. Noise11 recently reported that the album was close to becoming only the seventh album in history to sell over 1 million units in Australia.

Fellow British acts Emeli Sande and One Direction also felt the wrath of gift receivers – taking out second and third spots on the “most returned” list respectively. Sande’s Our Version of Events clocked up 41,038 returns, while One Direction’s debut album Up All Night received 37,846 returns.

When it came to DVDs, cult vampire chick flick smash Twilight topped the list of the most returned DVDs for Christmas, with 36,217 copies. The Batman franchise’s iconic hit The Dark Knight wasn’t far behind – with 35,461 copies sent back.

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