25 sells more than 1m albums in second week


NEW YORK • Adele's album 25 has broken another record, selling more than one million albums in the United States in its second week after a massive debut, a tracking service said on Sunday.

The British singer becomes the first artist to sell more than one million albums in two separate weeks since at least 1991, when Nielsen Music began systematic data.

25 sold 1.1 million albums in the week through Thursday, bringing to 4.49 million copies the total US sales since it came out on Nov 27, Nielsen Music said. Sales could still go much higher, considering the holiday shopping season and Adele's past performance.

Her previous album, 21, has sold more than 11 million copies in the US since its release in 2011, topping year-end charts for two consecutive years.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 08, 2015, with the headline '25 sells more than 1m albums in second week'. Subscribe