Adele’s “21” Has Biggest Sales Week Ever
British singer Adele continues to make history. Even one year after its release, her sophomore album “21” continues to do big numbers—selling over 730,000 copies its 21st week, making it the biggest sales week in 2012 to date. Her label Columbia Records shared the news in the following press release:
Exactly one year after its release, Adele’s “21” experienced its biggest sales week ever with over 730,000 copies sold. This astounding number follows Adele’s Grammy sweep and her first public performance since undergoing vocal surgery in November, a riveting rendition of her hit “Rolling in the Deep.”
Now in its 21st non-consecutive week at #1 on The Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, “21” is the longest running #1 by a woman in Billboard’s nearly 56 year history. The album has been certified 7x Platinum in the U.S. and has sold over 18 million copies worldwide.
“21” has additionally spawned over 16 million singles sold in the U.S. alone, including 7x Platinum certified “Rolling in the Deep,” 4x Platinum certified “Someone Like You,” 2x Platinum certified “Set Fire to the Rain” and Gold certified “Rumour Has It.”