Adele’s ’25’ Album Breaks Yet Another Record…

According to Nielsen Music, Adele’s ‘25′  album sold another 1.16 million in the week ending Dec. 24. This makes it the third non-consecutive week the album has sold more than a million copies in the U.S.  That’s the set’s second-biggest frame yet, following the week ending Nov. 26, where the album sold 3.38 million.

In its second week, ‘25′ became the first album ever to sell more than a million copies in two different weeks. Now, it’s done the same over three weeks, and it looks as if Adele will continue to break records. ‘25′ is the first album to have more than a million albums sold in three different weeks, since Nielsen Soundscan started tracking sales in 1991.

According to Nielsen Music, Adele’s album, 25 reached 7.13 million total in the USThe lead up to Christmas obviously helped to give album sales a push, with consumers purchasing the album as a Christmas gift during the holiday rush.


To highlight just how well the album is doing, it has now outdone ‘N SYNC’s record of 2.42 million copies, which held the record for 15 years.

8 Responses

      • Anonymous

        It was sarcasm…

        That’s basically the thesis of DMN at this point; End Spotify and all of a sudden the billion people around the world that make music will all become successful artists.

  1. Jeff Robinson

    How are bundled copies counted?

    For example, I purchased a vinyl copy of the album from Amazon for $16.99 and they bundled a full copy of the album on .mp3 with it for download. I bought one, but got two and didn’t ask for the 2nd copy.

    That would be an easy way to inflate numbers, no? Are we to assume she really has sold only half of what is reported?

    • KevinC

      That would imply that half of those millions purchased a vinyl copy too. I think you know how far fetched that is.

      • Jeff Robinson

        What it really implies is ‘fudged numbers and cooked books’, but after all, isn’t that what we’ve come to expect from the music industry?


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