Sorry Drake, But Actually This 18th Century Concerto Legend Has The Biggest Selling Album Of 2016

Maybe next year?

Drake
GIF

Much has been made of Drake's chart-topping 2016, a year that has seen him release both iTunes' best selling album and single, but have you heard of a little-known guy called Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart? Because, well, he actually sold more albums.

The 18th century hitmaker behind floor fillers like 'The Sonata for Two Pianos in D major', and 'Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major', sold 1.25 million albums thanks to the release of Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition, a mammoth 200 CD collection of his entire body of work.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

But there's a catch (isn't there always?): really, only 6,250 copies of the £326 collection have been sold, but because Billboard counts each CD in the box as an individual sale, and because there are 200 CD's in each box, the final - flawed - figure comes to 1.25 million.

The face of a champion

A win's a win, though... right?