The Adele Effect

25 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Adele’s ’25’ officially sets new first-week sales record.

Adele, here arriving for the Brit Awards 2012 at the O2 Arena in London, is experiencing great success with her latest tune, ‘Hello.’ (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, File) (Jonathan Short) NEW YORK (AP) — In just days, Adele’s “25” has officially set a new first-week sales record, moving 2.433 million albums since its release Friday (Nov. 20). The record for most albums sold in a week was previously held by the band ‘N Sync, which sold 2,416,000 albums in a week with their work “No Strings Attached” in 2000. Adele and her team opted not to make “25” available on streaming services as of yet, which certainly could have contributed to these numbers – it seems fairly likely listeners would have opted to stream an album on Spotify or another service if that had been possible, but since it wasn’t, buying the album was the only legal option. In places, everything comes together. “Million Years Ago” bursts with melodrama and perhaps has a quiet echo of Mariah Carey’s “My All” amid the flamencoesque guitar.

Eminem’s 2000 album “The Marshall Mathers EP” is third, followed by the Backstreet Boys’ 2000 album “Black & Blue” and Britney Spears’ 2000 work “Oops!… Yes, some of it is a tad predictable, but at the centre of it all is THAT voice, which has never sounded better.” NPR: “Whereas 21 was so clearly and thoroughly a break-up album, a quality that contributed enormously to its universality, 25, Adkins explains, is a “make-up album” in which she makes amends with not only ex-lovers but also her once-broken self who weathered the rocky transition from pudgy teen to heavyweight celebrity.”

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