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This Artist Sold The Most CDs of 2016, And Literally No One Expected It

As 2016 draws to a close, it's time to start looking at the biggest hits of 2016.

Movies, songs, books: they all saw trends throughout the year.

But perhaps the most shocking category is CD sales. We all expect to hear names like Adele, Drake, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and even Justin Bieber. And yet somehow, this musician managed to outsell them all.

Who is it, you ask?

Why, obviously it's Mozart.

Yes. That Mozart. And it didn't even require a promo tour.

This year, Mozart 225 was released to honor 225 years since the composer's death. It was over 240 hours of his classic compositions.

There is a little bit of a catch, though. The way the ratings work, it counts the physical number of CDs sold. And Mozart 225?  Well it had 200 CDs in the set. So really, only 5,556 people bought Mozart 225. But each one of those counted as 200 CDs towards the final count.

However, he still technically holds the title for the year.

Sorry, Drake!

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