The Year’s Top-Selling “Classical” Album?

It was by Sting. “The former punk rocker’s first classical album, ‘Songs From the Labyrinth,’ was this year’s October surprise. It ranked as the No. 1 title on Billboard’s classical albums chart for 2006, and Sting led the classical artists tally. Featuring music written by 16th-century composer John Dowland, the album benefited from Sting’s sizable fan base and high-profile promotional appearances.”