One Year After Release, Adele's '21' Has Its Biggest Sales Week
February 22, 2012 at 7:43 AM (PT)
Congratulations to GRAMMY darling ADELE and all at COLUMBIA RECORDS, as ADELE's "21" has experienced its biggest sales week ever with over 730,000 copies sold.
This number follows ADELE's GRAMMY sweep and her first public performance since undergoing vocal surgery in NOVEMBER, a rendition of her hit "Rolling in the Deep." Honored with six GRAMMY Awards, ADELE has tied the record held by BEYONCE for most GRAMMYS won by a female artist in a single year, as well as ERIC CLAPTON's record for most GRAMMYS won by a BRITISH artist in one night.
ADELE is only the second artist in GRAMMY history, after CHRISTOPHER CROSS in 1981, to have won THE RECORDING ACADEMY's top-three categories: "Record of the Year," "Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year" -- while also possessing a "Best New Artist" GRAMMY.