Mozart sold more CDs than anyone in 2016 (well, kind of)

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mozartAsk someone you know which artist sold the most CDs in 2016 and chances are they’d never guess Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

But that’s exactly what has happened… in a way.

Per Billboard, Mozart has sold 1.25 million CDs in 2016, outperforming stars like Drake and Beyonce. But aye, here’s the rub.

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Billboard’s charts count every individual CD sold by an artist. Mozart’s sales are in the millions due to Mozart 225, a 200-disc box set released this year that celebrates the artist’s 225th anniversary. Only a few thousand people have purchased the set.

If you’re interested in learning more about Mozart 225, click here. A copy will run you somewhere in the hundreds of dollars, although you’ll probably be getting a lot of great music for your buck.

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