16 Facts About Adele’s 25 That Will Blow Your Mind

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Adele’s ’25’ reaches one million UK sales in record-breaking time.

We knew Adele had broken a sales record for her newest album, “25,” but her sales also far outpaced those of the band that previously sold the most records in a week. The record-crushing sales for Adele’s “25” accounted for 41 percent of all album purchases in the United States last week — and 48 percent of all digital album sales, according to Nielsen Music.It sold 696,000 in its debut chart week in the UK, beating the record previously held by Oasis’ 1997 album Be Here Now, which sold 696,000 in its debut chart week (although it was released on a Thursday, meaning only three days of sales were taken into account).Adele’s “25” made music sales history, earned a milestone debut on the Billboard 200 chart, and instantly became the year’s top selling album in the U.S. in just one week (with 3.38 million sold!).

The album has sold over one million copies in just ten days since being released on November 10. ’25’ went straight to Number One on November 27 with sales of 800,000 Three days later and the Official Chart Company have today (November 30) confirmed that the album is now the biggest-selling album of 2015.†Introductory offers to be billed 4 weekly as per the following – The Australian Digital Subscription $4 per week to be billed as $16 4-weekly; The Australian Digital Subscription + The Weekend Australian (delivered Saturday) $4 per week to be billed as $16 4-weekly; The Australian Digital Subscription + 6 day paper delivery $8 per week to be billed as $32 4-weekly. The video for Adele’s comeback single Hello was the biggest debut of any other video this year, and racked up 50 million views in the first 48 hours it was online, beating Taylor Swift’s vid for Bad Blood. Adele is already in the Guinness Book Of Records thank to the success of her last album 21, which made her the first female to have two singles and two albums in UK Top 5 simultaneously and it was also longest running number one album by a female solo artist in the history of the UK and US album charts. ‘I am so overwhelmed and grateful to be able to even put another record out, and put it out how I want,’ the singer said in an Instagram post recently.

One Direction’s “Made in the A.M.” (Syco/Columbia) sits at No. 3 with 108,000 units, followed by Jadakiss’s “Top 5 Dead or Alive” (Def Jam), which debuted at No. 4 with 66,000 units sold, and the Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind the Madness” (XO/Republic) at No. 5. The unparalleled success of 25 trickled down on Adele’s previous LPs as well as 21, a chart powerhouse in its own right, ascended back into the Top 10 for the first time since March 2013, finishing the week at Number Nine and 46,000 copies. Dethroning ’N Sync’s “No Strings Attached,” from 2000, “25” sold more albums in a single week than any release since Nielsen (formerly SoundScan) started tallying point-of-sale purchases in 1991.

Justin Bieber’s Purpose, last week’s top-seller, was bumped to Number Two with another 290,000 copies sold, 184,000 of which were traditional album sales. Adele’s Grammy-winning 2011 album 21 has been names as the greatest of all time by Billboard magazine and the soundtrack of the 1965 Julie Andrews movie The Sound of Music came in second. Full offer terms and conditions apply – see www.theaustralian.com.au for full details. * Value calculated as at 24/11/15.Offer includes a free Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8” Tablet Model SM-T350NZAAXSA (WiFi Only).Please be aware introductory offers must be purchased before 18 December 2015 for delivery before Christmas Day.

If “25” wasn’t available on streaming, fans who wanted to hear it badly enough most likely decided to purchase a copy, helping the album’s sales. (“25” is available on the radio program Pandora – music by artists like Adele becomes available there automatically.) In addition, there was demand for her music. “21” became a huge smash and there was a four-year gap in between Adele’s albums. The lowest week in Nielsen history for album sales was the frame ending Sept. 17, when only 3.51 million albums were sold. 25 Sold More than Twice the Combined Total of the Nos. 2-100 Titles on Top Album Sales Chart: 25 debuts at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart, and its enormous sales are more than double the rest of the chart combined. By comparison, artists that had some of the bestselling albums of the year in recent years like Taylor Swift and One Direction have released two and four albums since 2011, respectively.

Starting with two nights at Belfast’s SSE Arena on February 29 and March 1, Adele will then go on to play in Dublin, Manchester, London, Birmingham and Glasgow before heading to Europe for appearances across the continent. In 2012, Adele’s “21” sold more copies in England than Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” “25” could do the same, especially as “25” has a bigger head start – “21” sold only 352,000 copies in its first week (that’s an “only” by Adele standards). Adele’s European dates will include Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Herning, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Zurich, Lisbon, Barcelona, Verona, Amsterdam, Paris and Antwerp. We will supply your contact details to JB Hi-Fi, who will deliver this tablet only to your registered subscription address and will email you with dispatch details. While this week begins what should be a long string of Number One weeks for Adele’s 25, there is no shortage of challengers for the throne this holiday season, starting with Pope Francis’ Wake Up and followed soon after by Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams. 2015 may not bring everything that Back to the Future II promised it would: flying cars, self-lacing shoes, we don’t see ’em happening over the next 12 months. (Then again, don’t bet against Nike.) But this year will definitely pack plenty of punch when it comes to cultural happenings.

Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again. Adele’s success may be due to a combination of factors: her vocal prowess shows her genuine talent, her songs have a retro mood that gives them a wide appeal, and her album not appearing on streaming services means consumers have fewer places where they can find it. Whether curled around your laptop in order to keep warm or retreating to your favorites queue in a desperate attempt to hide from your loved ones, this is the season when having something good to watch can mean the difference between life and death. From indisputable classics to contemporary gems, a new 10-epsiode dose of Amazon Prime’s crown-jewel series to a long-sought-after film that’s longer than most TV seasons, we guide you through the best of what’s on tap for the month to come. The idea that Francis Ford Coppola’s totemic masterpiece about the immorality of war and the recesses of the human soul will always be relevant is not a particularly comforting thought.

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