Adele’s 25 Breaks One-Week US Album Sales Record
What was once inevitable is now official: Adele’s 25 has broken the one-week US album sales record. Billboard reports that after only four days on sale the album has moved 2.433 million copies, beating *NSYNC’s previous one-week record of 2.42 million for No Strings Attached. By comparison, Taylor Swift’s utterly dominant 1989 sold 1.287 million in its first week. As of now 25 is still projected to sell 2.9 million this week, but at this point 3 million doesn’t seem out of the question, especially if Adele’s unifying power at Thanksgiving inspires a flurry of iTunes purchases just before the cutoff. Nielsen will have final numbers on Sunday.