Adele is a Grammy Award-winning artist whose powerful, soulful sound has made her an international success.
Adele's 21 is the biggest-selling album of 2012 so far, it has been revealed.
The record-breaking album, which was released in January 2011, has sold over 596,000 copies so far this year, according to the British music industry's trade body The BPI.
The most recent figures mean 21 has sold 4.36 million copies to date in the UK. It became the UK's fifth biggest-selling album of all time in May, overtaking Michael Jackson's Thriller.
Adele, who announced her pregnancy last week, has sold over nine million copies of 21 in the US. It only recently left the UK top ten for the first time since its release.
Emeli Sande's Our Version Of Events is the second biggest-selling album of the year so far having shifted 532,000 copies, while Lana Del Rey lands at number three with Born To Die, which has sold 482,000 units since its release in January, the Official Charts Company reports.
The top ten best-selling albums of 2012 are as follows:
1. Adele - 21
2. Emeli Sande - Our Version Of Events
3. Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
4. Ed Sheeran - +
5. Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
6. Jessie J - Who You Are
7. David Guetta - Nothing But The Beat
8. Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans
9. Olly Murs - In Case You Didn't Know
10. Rihanna - Talk That Talk
Watch Adele's video for 'Rolling In The Deep' below: