Adele Makes History, Sells 2.3 Million Copies of Her New Album in Just Three Days!
By Chris Azzopardi
Say "hello" to your new chart queen.
Yes, Adele's first album in four years, 25, has sold a whopping 2.3 million copies in the U.S. in just three days, according to Billboard and Nielsen Music. That's huge -- and it hasn't even been out for a full week! Once the week wraps, the album is expected to sell nearly three million copies, more than any album in history.
That's a lot of tears, but what's more: Adele will top *NSYNC's previous single-week record from 2000, when the pop stars moved 2.4 million copies of No Strings Attached.
"Adele’s album is not just slipping by *NSYNC’s record -- it’s going to destroy it.” David Bakula, Nielsen Entertainment’s senior vice president of industry insights, told The Los Angeles Times on Monday.
That's bad news for Justin Bieber, whose new album, Purpose, had just scored the year’s biggest first-week sales, selling 649,000 units -- before, of course, Adele took over the world (and our hearts). By comparison, Adele's last album, 21, sold 352,000 in its first week.
The media blitz surrounding 25 surely didn't hurt. This past weekend, Adele appeared as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, singing two songs from her history-making album. Also, she tempered a family's Thanksgiving dinner drama during a sketch featuring Matthew McConaughey.
Adele doesn't just have album sales to be happy about -- she has boyfriend Simon Konecki. Watch as she gushes over him in the video below.