Adele's '25' Moves 3.38 Million In U.S., Also Breaking Sales Records In Canada
November 30, 2015 at 8:42 AM (PT)
The juggernaut known as ADELE's "25" continues to rack up impressive sales figures.
In the U.S., NIELSEN MUSIC reports ADELE sold a record-shattering 3.38 million copies in week one. ADELE’s latest album has now also broken the sales record in CANADA, selling at least 261,000 albums in just over four days, according to NIELSEN MUSIC.
MUSIC BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Pres. JAMES DONIO commented on this week’s sales numbers, “The release of ADELE’s 25 was an event of monumental proportions around the world. An unprecedented success in U.S. recorded music history, it garnered total album sales volume of more than 3.3 million in its first week. NIELSEN reports that 25 handily broke the existing single-week 2.4 million album sales record set by NSYNC in MARCH 2000, and is the first album to sell more than 3 million copies in a week in SOUNDSCAN history (which dates back to 1991). BUZZANGLE MUSIC provided a further breakdown of 25’s sales profile, noting that digital album downloads and physical sales were almost evenly split, at 49% and 51% respectively. We also saw ADELE’s two previous albums -- 21 and 19 -- receive big sales bumps from the prior week. In the end, ADELE was single-handedly responsible for an astronomical share of overall US album sales volume for the week. Say what you will, but this extraordinary achievement is an affirmation that there is indeed a market for a unique collection of great music, a work of art that captures a moment in time...for all time.”
Last week, after only four days of release, "25" broke the U.S. sales record, which had previously been held by N SYNC'S "No Strings Attached" since the year 2000, with a 4-day sales total of 2.433 million.
Additionally, the album is already the best-selling album of 2015.