Adele's 21 Surpasses 10 Million Sales In The U.S.
November 28, 2012 at 11:04 AM (PT)
Congrats to all at COLUMBIA RECORDS, as ADELE's critically acclaimed sophomore album 21 has reached yet another momentous milestone this week, surpassing 10 million albums sold in the U.S. This sales achievement earns ADELE, and 21, Diamond Certification by the RIAA.
ADELE is the only British or European female artist in history to earn this certification. "What an incredible honour," ADELE exclaimed, "a huge, huge thank you to my American fans for embracing this record on such a massive level."
21 has achieved global success with 25 million albums sold worldwide. In her native U.K., 21 has sold 4.5 million copies. ADELE's latest single "Skyfall" is the official theme song to the 007 feature film SKYFALL. Released last month on the 50th anniversary of the legendary film franchise, "Skyfall" has sold over 2 million copies worldwide, and the film has gone on to generate the biggest opening ever for a 007 movie.
RIAA Chairman/CEO CARY SHERMAN noted, "We are thrilled to honor ADELE with an RIAA Diamond award marking her enormous ‘21’ sales success. Selling more than 10 million albums in the U.S., in less than two years, is an achievement unparalleled by any other artist in the past decade, let alone just a few in all of history. ADELE’s unique talent is a gift to music fans, and her success is certainly cause for a celebration of Diamond magnitude."