Adele's "21" was 2012's best-selling album in the United States, making it the first time during the SoundScan era that the same album has taken the top spot two years in a row.
The set sold 4.41 million copies in 2012, down from 5.82 million in 2011. "21" also became the 21st album to sell 10 million copies since SoundScan started tracking music sales in 1991.
Coming in second was Taylor Swift's "Red", which sold 3.11 million copies.
One Direction took the third and fifth spots with "Up All Night" (1.62 million) and "Take Me Home" (1.34 million). That made them the first act in the SoundScan era to take two of the top five spots.
In fourth place was Mumford & Sons' "Babel", who sold 1.46 copies and made it the biggest selling rock album of the year and the only rock record to appear in the top 10.
Gotye had the year's biggest digital single with "Somebody That I Used to Know," with 6.8 million singles sold.
Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" was second with 6.47 million; and fun. came in third with "We Are Young," which sold 5.95 million.
In fourth place was Maroon 5's "Payphone," and Nicki Minaj's "Starships" sold 3.98 million copies to land in fifth.