In 2014, British Artists Comprised 12 Percent of Album Sales in the U.S.
In 2014, U.K. artists made up a significant chunk of all stateside album sales, accounting for one in every eight records sold (12.2 percent), to be exact. While Sam Smith tops this list, he’s followed by the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Bastille and Alt-J (along with One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Co