An Auckland opera trio has beaten award-winning music sensation Lorde to take the best-selling album title in this year's charts.
Sol3 Mio's self-titled debut album is this year's fastest selling record.
Despite it only being on sale for five weeks, it is the No. 1 selling album on this week's Recorded Music New Zealand chart and the No. 1 selling New Zealand album for 2013.
The Samoan-New Zealand group is made up of brothers Amitai and Pene Pati, and cousin Moses Mackay.
The charts are dominated by the North Shore teenager Lorde who took second and fifth spots in the top-selling album chart.
The 17-year-old's song Royals was the second best-selling single behind Robin Thicke's Blured Lines, and the No. 1 best-selling New Zealand single.