The fanatically anticipated new album of international sensation, Adele has arrived with a bang.
The record, 25, which was released for purchase on November 20, 2015 but not made available for streaming, has sold more than 2,433,000 copies in the US in less than four days, according to industry authority Nielsen Music.
That makes 25 the best-selling album in the US of any single week since Nielsen began keeping track of weekly sales in 1991. The hard-won title was previously held by boy band ‘Nsync’s 2000 album No Strings Attached, which claimed 2,416,000 single-week sales.
And 25 isn’t done climbing yet. There are still three days left in the album’s debut week, leading industry experts to predict that the final sales number may reach as high as 3 million. Already, the record had managed to knock out all others as the best-selling album of 2015.