List #1: The Century's Top Selling Classical Albums

It wouldn’t be a New Year without somebody compiling lists of achievements. Here’s one we (or rather Classic FM) prepared earlier, of New Zealand’s top 300 best-selling classical albums since 2000. Actually, we’ll save a few virtual trees by only including the Top 20 here — and point you to this link for the rest of the countdown.

And, before you ask what this has to do with Trade Me: there are some 562 classical CDs currently listed for sale on Trade Me. This list will point you in the direction of popular classical artists to (a) sample (if you’re a buyer) or (b) sell, if you happen to have them in your possession.

Drum roll, maestro, and the envelope please:

20. Pieces In A Modern Style – William Orbit
19. Aria The Opera Album – Andrea Bocelli
18. Odyssey – Hayley Westenra
17. Simple Gifts – Bryn Terfel
16. All Angels – All Angels
15. The Choirboys – Choirboys
14. The Lord Of The Rings OST – Howard Shore
13. The Voice The Ultimate Collection – Russell Watson
12. Viaggio Italiano – Andrea Bocelli
11. Reprise – Russell Watson
10. Gladiator Ost – Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard
9. Serenade – Katherine Jenkins
8. Sentimento – Andrea Bocelli
7. Bryn – Bryn Terfel
6. Second Nature – Katherine Jenkins
5. Living A Dream – Katherine Jenkins
4. Voices Of The Valley – Fron Male Voice Choir
3. Encore – Russell Watson
2. The Voice – Russell Watson
1. Pure – Hayley Westenra 

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