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Adele tops most popular acts in world list

By Catherine Wylie

Adele has topped another chart - a top 10 of the most popular acts in the world.

The Hello singer has been named as the most popular recording artist around the globe in 2015, according to an international music trade body.

British acts make up half of the top 10 artists on the list compiled by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Adele (27) is the third recipient of the IFPI Global Recording Artist of the year award, an accolade that reflects an artist's worldwide popularity across physical formats, downloads and streams.

Her place at the top of the chart was driven by the October release and subsequent global success of lead single Hello from the album.

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