The BPI has announced that Passenger’s ‘Let Her Go’ has become the fourth single to sell more than 1m copies in 2013, following Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’, Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ and Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’. It’s the highest number of million-sellers since 1998, with the industry body hailing the strength of the digital downloads market: “The last few years have shown how much the digital revolution has completely revitalised the singles market, and this latest landmark of four 1m-sellers in one year underlines just how popular the format has become again.” We’ll await full figures in the new year to find out whether these big hits are glossing over a wider stalling (or even decline) of download sales in the UK – although also whether streaming revenues are making up for that. Another interesting stat, though: in 2013, the average UK chart-topping track has sold just over 109k copies, the highest amount since 2002.

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