LONDON — Adele has been formally named as the best-selling artist worldwide in 2015, after smashing chart records to smithereens by releasing her third album 25.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) announced that the 27-year-old British singer was the highest selling musical act based on worldwide sales of music recordings in the whole of 2015, despite not releasing 25 until November.
Frances Moore, the CEO of the IFPI, issued a statement describing Adele as the “runaway global sensation of 2015″ adding that the achievement was “simply phenomenal”.
The figure can partially be explained by Adele’s refusal to put the new record on streaming sites such as Spotify or Apple Music, a rare move that can only realistically be negotiated by the very biggest artists.
However, her figures were also driven by “Hello”, the trailing lead single for 25 which came out at the end of October and which hit number one in more than 30 countries around the world.
Three arrested with tiger hides
KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.
The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.
All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.Follow @gorkhapost