Adele’s ’25’ Crosses 8 Million Albums Sold…

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Adele’s super-selling 25 is now careening towards 10 million units sold worldwide, with the singer now comfortably crossing 8 million-mark.  Just this (Friday) morning, Nielsen Soundscan revealed that 25 had sold 5 million units in the US alone, while UK sales rapidly close on 1.5 million.

Those are the heaviest-selling territories, though Canada and Germany are now crossing the 500,000- and 400,000-marks, respectively, for a combined total 7.5 million across the four countries alone.  Separately, Australia is quickly approaching 300,000 units sold, a remarkably strong figure for a country of roughly 25 million inhabitants.

Here’s a quick country-by-country breakdown, rounding towards projected thresholds this weekend:

  • United States: 5 million.
  • United Kingdom: 1.5 million.
  • Canada: 500,000
  • Germany: 400,000
  • Australia: 300,000
  • Italy: 50,000
  • Belgium: 50,000
  • South Africa: 80,000
  • Poland: 40,000
  • Hungary, Japan, Korea, France, Spain: 100,000+ (estimated)

Running Total: 8.02 million

Looking ahead, 25 is likely to experience another surge ahead of Christmas, though unclear if how many consumers have already purchased the disc.  Either way, this is solidly the best-selling album of the year, with 25 soon entering the pantheon of best-selling albums in history.

 Image: Franklin Heijnin (flickr); CC by 2.0.

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10 Responses

  1. Remi Swierczek

    Music is a $200B+ dollar a year MERCHANDISE ready for grabs! [ TO TOTAL IMBECILE]
    The problem we have: GOOGLE the advertising MONK pursuing digital medieval!

    Until we get Henry VI, John Calvin or Martin Luther of 21st century LARRY PAGE and his GOOGLE will pursue
    middle ages of DIGITAL MEDIA!

    Susan Wojcicki, Larry Page, Sergej Brin, you are temporarily blinded by ads!

    Facebook, for those who know, is 5 yrs ahead of you & it is time to flip the table go for DIRECT MEDIA MONETIZATION.

    Call me at your convenience, THERMOSTATS or REDTUBE.COM won’t do!

  2. PsychoMediax New Born Vocalist

    Calm down , daddy ! Don’t get your pressure up . I’m not really sure ; but a think I see a cracker coming down the streets with the keys to let us out into population !

    • Black X {Psychotic Series Vocalist }

      You need to teach , Jr. , how to spell the spit of lyrics in public properly , Rati ; but outside of that , I wish I was a dignified and mild mannered respectable black man or boy or whatever man ! But the reality is that I’m a ‘ Terror Poet ‘ and the only class I have to teach in classroom 101 is how to behead a bastard before breakfast !

  3. Spoken X

    We good at 100 Billion. We’re the only artist inside the music industry that can stand toe to toe with , Facebook , independent or major–:: ‘ The Legend Of The X ‘ is the only time we promote ourselves. . .

    • Trillion Air X Syndicate

      Actually if we connect to enterprise it’s a smooth 300 Billion USD in pure cash ; but the mob–synergy can keep that because we’re all about the family and anybody out there that feel like they want to ride on the battle poet , Literati X. . .

  4. blahblahblah

    I hope Adele feels at least a little bad about this. The middle-class in the music biz is gone.

    • FarePlay

      Quite the contrary. Adele, Taylor Swift, Beyonce and others are leading the way to a market correction that is years overdue. Imagine the difference in artist earnings if artists had been windowing their releases on streaming services and services like Spotify and Pandora had been in the business of converting trial subscribers to paid subscribers.

      I have to laugh at the guy from Pandora, blaming Jobs for the meltdown, although Pandora wasn’t creating the level of destruction of the unlimited ‘free’ music streaming sites.

      • Name2

        “The Revenge of the One-percenters” is not a market correcting. It’s a market cratering.

        Like the poor, 5-million selling titles have always been with us.

      • blahblahblah

        I actually agree with you. Maybe instead of her feeling bad, I hope she isn’t patting herself on the back too hard. She isn’t responsible for the fact that most people don’t want to pay for music anymore but she’s certainly lucky that she’s big enough that the one album a lot of people are willing to spend money on this year is hers.