Just days after its launch on Nov. 20, Adele’s “25” album was hailed as the Biggest Selling Album of 2015, according to Nielsen Music. It sold 3.38 million copies in the U.S. in its first week. Now, according to Billboard, the album is poised to make history, with numbers predicted to reach another 1 million in sales in its second week.
In its first three days, “25,” with its 2.3 million sales, swept Taylor Swift’s “1989” to the No. 2 spot. The latter, with 1.76 million sales, was the biggest selling album for the past two years.
More so, before the end of the first week after the launch of her album, Adele’s “25” beat *NSYNC’s “No Strings Attached” in the best-selling single-week U.S. album category since 1991, according to Nielsen’s records. “No Strings Attached” held this record with total sales for the first week at 2.4 million. *NSYNC took to Twitter to congratule Adele.
“We officially say Bye Bye Bye as @Adele says Hello to the Record: Most Albums Sold In a Single Week Congrats! #NSYNC,” their tweet reads.
Prior to this, the music industry has already predicted the storm of records that is to come with Adele’s comeback album. Her single, “Hello,” swiftly achieved platinum and sold more than 1 million on its first week.
Meanwhile, Adele seems to be not one to give in to pressure as she appears to be enjoying her comeback. Prior to launching of her album, a video of Adele with show host Graham Norton became viral after the songstress disguised herself as one of her impersonators. With the help of prosthetics, she joined her impersonators who had no clue that they were with the real Adele.
The viral video shows a glowing and radiant Adele who proudly watches her impersonators sing her song one by one on stage. When it was her turn to perform, the impersonators immediately recognized the singer’s unique vocals.
Aside from this, Adele was also seen going out with fellow stars Emma Stone of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and Jennifer Lawrence of “The Hunger Games” movies in New York.