Adele's third album has sold 2.3m copies in just three days, already dethroning N Sync's No Strings Attached as the fastest-selling album in a single week.
Adele's 25 is now a certified blockbuster. In its first three days of release, the singer's third album has already sold 2.3m copies in the US, according to Nielsen Music. Industry forecasters are now betting the album could sell 2.9m copies in the country by the end of the week.Read more
Since Neilsen Music began tracking sales in 1991, only N Sync's 2000 album, No Strings Attached, sold over 2m copies in a single week. By the end of Monday, Billboard reports 25 should eclipse that record's single-week sales record of 2.4m.
In an enjoyable coincidence, the lead single from 25 is Hello; the first track to be released from No Strings Attached was Bye, Bye, Bye.