Adele already has 2015’s top-selling album

24 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Adele Has Already Sold 2.3 million Copies Of Disc.

British singer Adele’s new album ’25’ has sold a record 2.3 million copies in the United States in the first three days of its release, Nielsen Music said on Monday. To put that into perspective, only Taylor Swift’s “1989,” (released late last year) Drake’s “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” (released in April) and Ed Sheeran’s “x” (in June 2014) have sold as much as one million copies all year so far.

Released Nov. 20, Adele’s third studio album is on track to shatter the current record for single-week sales, set by *NSYNC’s No Strings Attached when it moved 2.41 million units back in 2000. According to figures released by the Official Charts Company, on Friday, the album registered one of the biggest first day sales totals ever in the UK with 300,000 by midnight. Take That’s Progress notched up 518,601 sales in November 2010, and Oasis’s Be Here Now, is the record holder with 695,761 in its first chart week in August 1997. Despite her huge success, Adele remains down-to-earth and fooled her biggest fans by undergoing a facial transformation for a sketch during her BBC special on Friday night.

Over the weekend, Adele promoted 25 — which is not available on streaming platforms — with stirring performances of “Hello” and “When We Were young” on Saturday Night Live. In contrast to the four albums that have topped one million in sales this year, there were 88 such discs in 2000, the year ‘N Sync had its big opening, Nielsen said (Sales records date to 1991, when then-SoundScan started keeping track of first-week sales). Her “1989” sold 1.3 million its first week on sale last year, the fastest seller in some time, and Bakula said Adele’s disc is likely to finish the week with more than twice that number sold. In the skit, a family was squabbling over politics at a Thanksgiving Day dinner, but when a girl put “Hello” on the stereo, everyone stopped arguing to sing along. Over the course of a week, the song was downloaded 1.1m times, almost doubling the previous record set by Flo Rida, who sold 600,000 downloads of Right Round in a week in February 2009.

Meanwhile, the video for Hello – directed by French-Canadian film-maker Xavier Dolan – has been viewed more than 400m times and been parodied by people ranging from Sir David Attenborough to the Muppets.

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