Although Adele had quite an amazing year she did get some bad news. Her ’21’ album dropped out of the UK Top 40 for the first time since it was released in January 2011.
According to BBC News and several other news sources, the album dropped from 34 to 42 in the last countdown on November 26. It spent a staggering 96 weeks on the charts, garnering sales in the UK of over 4.5 million copies and around 10 million in the United States.
She also received some good news. Adele’s 21 has reached a new milestone, becoming the 21st album to sell more than 10 million copies since Nielsen SoundScan began keeping track in 1991. Adele’s is the third album to reach sales of 10 million copies this year, following Linkin Park’s 2000 LP Hybrid Theory and Usher’s 2004 release Confessions.