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Adele's 21 passes 3 million US digital sales

Published on Jan 9, 2014 6:02 AM
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British singer Adele performs during the 51st annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in this Feb 8, 2009 file photo. Her album 21 has become the first to pass three million digital sales in the United States, the leading online tracking company Nielsen said on Wednesday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - The album 21 by British singer Adele has become the first to pass three million digital sales in the United States, the leading online tracking company Nielsen said Wednesday.

Three years after its release, the album, Adele's second record, continues to have robust sales and so far has shifted 26 million copies worldwide.

A Nielsen spokeswoman confirmed 21 had passed three million digital sales in America, building on its top-selling global status in 2011 and 2012, on the back of the singles Rolling In The Deep and Someone Like You.

The 25-year-old singer enjoyed an outstanding 2013, winning the best original song Oscar for the 007 movie theme tune Skyfall, at the 85th Academy Awards.

 
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