Not only did Adele’s smash-hit 25 become the #1 album in it’s first week of sales, the emotional song set sold more than TWICE the combined sales of the rest of the albums in the top 100 albums sold.
Adele racked up an astonishing 3.38 million units last week, much more than previous front-runner for 2015, Taylor Swift’s 1989 (1.75 million units this year).
To put that in perspective, only two albums outsold that in 2014 (and I mean all of 2014): Swift’s 1989 and the Frozen soundtrack.
According to Billboard, 8.2 million albums total were sold that week, meaning 4 in 10 albums purchased were Miss Adele’s.
And signally a strong trend of late, 22,000 vinyl albums of 25 were sold that week.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, and I can’t imagine that’s statistically possible at this point, head over to iTunes here.