U.S. Sales for Adele's 21 Reach 10 Million
Adele’s 21 has officially reached diamond status, hitting over 10 million sales in its 92nd week, according to Billboard. Last week, it sold 28,000 copies, bringing the total units sold to 10,020,000 in the United States.
Since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking album sales in 1991, the album joins the ranks of eight others to achieve the status in two years: ’N Sync’s No Strings Attached (43 weeks), Backstreet Boys’ Millennium (39 weeks), Santana’s Supernatural (60 weeks), Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill (66 weeks), The Bodyguard soundtrack (72 weeks), Creed’s Human Clay (93 weeks) and Shania Twain’s Come on Over (96 weeks).
21 made its debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts and stayed there for 24 non-consecutive weeks, which Billboard notes is the most non-consecutive weeks in the SoundScan era. It’s spent 80 weeks in the top 10 albums of the chart behind its four singles: “Rolling in the Deep,” “Someone Like You,” “Set Fire to the Rain” and “Rumour Has It.”
Got news tips for Paste? Email email@example.com.