Blossoms claim the title for best-selling debut album of 2016

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20 Dec 2016, 14:00

Blossoms have claimed the title of best-selling debut album in 2016.

The self-titled album was released on August 5, and at the time of writing has been sold 65,123 times.

Zayn's album has come in second place with 64,211 sales, and Jack Garratt's sold 62,217 copies. Both released their albums earlier than Blossoms.

Managing director of Virgin EMI told Music Week that the band's success is down to: "EPs, touring, merch bundles, album bundles…fan engagement.

“We came out in week 28, so it’s amazing to be up there against Zayn and Jack Garratt – who both released earlier – as a brand-new band.”