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In the past five years, only three other albums have sold 1 million copies in the U.S. and the U.K. in a calendar year: Buble’s fourth major-label studio album, Crazy Love; Kings of Leon’s fourth studio album, Only By The Night; and the Black Eyed Peas’s fifth studio album, The E.N.D. All three of these albums did it in 2009.
U.S. sales are authenticated by Nielsen SoundScan. U.K. sales are authenticated by the Official Charts Company.