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Dame Vera Lynn leads list of this year's top-selling female artists / theguardian

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Dame Vera Lynn, the wartime singer who celebrated her 100th birthday this year, has sold more copies than any other album released by a female artist in the UK this year. The "forces' sweetheart" beat younger competitors including Dua Lipa, Lana Del Rey and Zara Larsson to top the new list released by the Official Charts Company. Lynn's latest album was only beaten in sales by Little Mix's Glory Days and Adele's 25, but those albums were released in 2016 and 2015 respectively. Released in March, the album, named 100, went to number three in the charts, which makes Lynn the oldest living artist to score a top 10 album on the Official Album Charts.     Photograph: Liz Mills/BBC/Captive Minds

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