作者：Nigel M Smith 2015-11-25 09:39
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.
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 the UK, 25 is also on track to become the fastest-selling album ever. Over three days, 25 has sold over 538,000 copies in the UK. Only two albums have ever sold more than 500,000 copies in a week in the UK.
Hello, the lead single off of 25, debuted at No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Over the course of a week, the song was downloaded 1.1m times, almost doubling the previous record set by Flo Rida, who sold 600,000 downloads in a week in February 2009. Meanwhile, the video for Hello has been viewed more than 400m times.