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

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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