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Classical musical sales have bucked the downward trend thanks to young stars who appeared at the Royal Wedding and Proms, the UK's record label association has revealed. Sales of classical CDs and streaming of the music have increased by more than 10 per cent in 2018 compared to the previous year, the BPI has said. More than 2.2 million classical albums were either purchased, downloaded or streamed last year, with the genre growing faster than the rest of the UK music industry as a whole, which grew 5.7 per cent, according to data collected by the Official Charts Company for the BPI.

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