Adele’s ’25’ blew past 3 million copies and now has topped 4 million in less than 2 weeks. Adele made music history with the highest first week sales since tracking music sales.
Adele had the biggest first week sales in the history of music selling 3.38 million copies of ‘25‘. An amazing feat considering the global music industry sales is at the historic low.
Note that 3.38 million were in album sales alone. No other album has sold this massive amount during the first week since the tracking of music purchases in 1991.
Adele’s ’25’ has sold over 3 million copies in America. What seemed impossible, Adele achieved. Her album ’25’ sold more than 3 million copies in the in less than a week. The album was predicted to sell 1 million, then 2 million, but never 3 million.
Just when smashing a 25 year sales record is not enough. Consider this; Adele’s ’25’is nearly ’50’ percent of total music sales this week.
Times have changed and we live in era of streaming, not purchasing. The fact that nearly 3 million will purchase ’25’ is shocking. My guess is people have been starving for an authentic artist, a real singer, and a real writer. Adele is that artist.
As suspected, the Queen of pop sold 2.3 million units in three days, more than any other album in history.
In fact, Adele could potentially sell 5 million copies before the end of the year. The single ‘Hello’ was the most downloaded song ever on iTunes in its first week.