Sales of Adele’s ’25’ are poised to break ‘NSync’s record in first week

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Adele Has Already Sold 2.3 million Copies Of Disc.

NEW YORK (AP) — Adele’s new album “25” has sold more than 2.3 million copies in the United States alone during its first three days on the market, a stunning number for a music industry that has seen sales steadily fall in the digital era.Music fans have been eagerly snapping up the award-winning British singer’s new album, whether through downloads or physical albums from bricks-and-mortar shops.

Adele is on target to smash chart records for first-week sales, having sold 538,000 copies of ’25’ in the UK in the first 72 hours following the album’s release. 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.

The stats, revealed by the Official Charts Company, mean between its release on Friday and midnight Sunday, Adele sold 7,742 albums an hour, 124 a minute or just over two every second. Meanwhile, retailers such as Target, which is selling an exclusive version of the album featuring bonus tracks, and Barnes & Noble have noted that the album’s opening-day sales made company history. On sales so far this week, ’21’ is set to return to number 12 in the album charts, up from number 29 last week. “This feels like such a long time coming, my new album is finally out. 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. However, following the lead of Taylor Swift, British songstress Adele decided to snub streaming platforms – at least initially – by not making her album immediately available on services such as Spotify or Apple Music. ​ Nielsen Music, which tracks record sales Friday through Thursday, will report its latest weekly figures on Nov. 26.

We’re working on it and hope we can change their minds soon.” A spokesperson for the streaming service added: “We love and respect Adele, as do her 24 million fans on Spotify. Adele has been making headlines for several weeks, at first teasing out 25’s release with a prime TV spot, online missives, music video debut, special appearances and interviews. 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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