Hello, it’s Adele and yes she is making history with her latest album “25.”
An article published by Official Charts, United Kingdom’s most popular music company, says that Adele’s newest “25” album had more sales than all of top 86 albums combined during its first week of launch.
“The massive impact of ’25’ this week marks the moment that Adele has transformed herself from a phenomenon of our age to an all-time great. The statistics surrounding the album are staggering, topped by the simple fact that no album has ever sold 800,000 copies to reach Number 1 in the history of British music,” says Official Charts Company Chief Executive Martin Talbot.
The company also noted that Adele’s new album has become the first album to sell more than 100,000 downloads in a week. Furthermore, 252,423 of the album’s 800,307 sales were downloaded digitally while the rest were CD sales.
Talbot added, “What the future holds for ’25’ will unfold over the coming weeks and months, of course – but we can all be absolutely sure that more records will be toppled as Adele fever grips the nation in the run-up to Christmas.”
Meanwhile, Adele’s newest album is also making waves in the United States. Based on the numbers crunched by Nielsen Music, Billboard lists “25” as a top selling album with over 3 million U.S. sales.
In comparison, the sales for “25” still has a few more sales to go to surpass her other hit album. “21” sold more than 4.8 million in the U.K. alone.
Moreover, Adele will embark on a U.K. and European arena tour next year. According to BBC, she will start in Belfast next February and proceed to visit Dublin, Manchester, London, Glasgow and Birmingham. She will end the tour in mainland Europe. It will be her first tour in five years.