By David E. Gaten, CNNMoney columnistThe year 2016 saw a record number of records sold in the U.S., according to the Recording Industry Association of America, which tracks sales of albums and other musical instruments.
This year, the industry reported that sales totaled 1.3 billion, up from 1.2 billion the previous year.
But the total sales of music albums was up about 10 percent from last year.
The record was reached by three new releases.
One was from Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Ryan Adams, who released his sixth studio album, Songs of Innocence, in March.
Adams’ seventh album, The Best of Ryan Adams , also peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
The year’s other new release was the first of the year from the British rock band Queen.
The band’s fourth album, Blackstar, topped the charts in the United Kingdom.
Queen’s ninth album, A Head Full of Dreams, also peaked on the chart, and it topped the chart in the European Union, the U, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Singapore.
“Blackstar” is a song about love, and the album’s title track is about love’s journey.
Queen’s song, “A Head Full,” is about the idea that love is never enough.
“I love you,” he sings on the track, “so much that it hurts.”
It’s a song that’s deeply rooted in the songwriter’s upbringing in Jamaica.
His father, the Jamaican-born musician and poet Jamaal Murray, is also the composer of many of Queen’s songs.
He passed away in March, but Murray’s music still resonates in the lives of many who grew up listening to him.
“His work has always been so rooted in his culture and in his language and his people,” says Justin Smith, who grew close to Murray in Jamaica and who has performed on Murray’s albums.
“It’s his music and his way of talking that he’s always been very vocal about.”
The album’s lead single, “I’m the One,” has a more upbeat vibe than the song’s title, which is a reminder of the love of a man, the Queen of Pop.
The song is about a man who falls in love with a woman and falls in the middle of a life-changing decision.
The album also featured the single “I Can’t Make You Love Me Anymore,” a ballad by country singer and artist Myles Kennedy.
The songs “Livin’ On A Prayer” and “Happiness Is A Lonely Place” have been nominated for five Grammys, including Album of the Year.
It’s not a great year for artists, but this is still a record year for pop music.
The Grammys were set to honor pop music’s best album, album of the decade, and record of the century.
In 2015, the Grammy Awards were chosen as the Oscars of the world.
But a series of controversies in the music industry led to the nominations being stripped from the event.
Many artists who received those awards were forced to boycott the event, and in February, a number of major artists — including Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams — were also forced to drop out of the ceremony.
A week later, a judge ruled that some of the nominees were ineligible for the Grammy awards because of alleged plagiarism.
That decision led to many artists being forced to release a statement apologizing for the Grammys and promising to be more sensitive in future awards ceremonies.
It was also the year that the Grammy nominations for Album of Year were announced.
In 2016, the Billboard Music Awards went on hiatus for five years after an ethics scandal over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Many musicians and artists had long argued that the awards had become too political and too reliant on a vocal group of artists to win.
And yet, some of these artists have won the award.
It is also a year when artists are taking a big step toward becoming more politically aware.
That’s what many are focusing on this week, as the 2016 election has taken place in a presidential election year.
That election is likely to see some of those artists, and many more artists, take a more political stance in their political views.
This week, several artists are releasing a new album, which will be released this fall.
“We’re not trying to do anything political,” says Drake, who is best known for his hit “Same Drugs” and his solo career.
“But we’re trying to make a statement, and we’re also trying to say something to the world.”
He’s not alone in this, of course.
Artists like the Rolling Stones, R. Kelly, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Beyonce, Madonna, Taylor Swift and The Rolling Stones have released albums that are more political than they were in 2016.
“There’s no way in hell we’re not going to get to a