Adele ponders her success in America
Reproduced from: BBC Newsbeat
Adele, One Direction and Mumford & Sons helped British music secure its largest share of the US albums market for a decade in 2012.
Almost 14% of albums sold in America last year were by UK acts, according to the UK recorded music industry.
Four of the five best selling albums of 2012 were by Brits, led by Adele's 21 which sold 4.4 million copies.
It comes ahead of the Grammys on 13 February, where artists like Mumford & Sons and Ed Sheeran are nominated.
Mumford and Sons tidy up for their fans
British artists secured their largest share of the US albums market since The BPI (British Phonographic Industry) started logging US sales in 2003.
For three years in a row the UK has increased its share in the US albums market.
Adele completed the year as the best selling album. She's the first artist ever to have an album top that list in consecutive years with the same release.
Adele 2012 album sold 4 million copies
His album + charted at number five on the Billboard chart - the highest charting solo UK made debut since Thom Yorke's The Eraser in 2006.
He said: "Americans watch the UK a lot more than the UK give them credit for. They really like UK music."