The Power Of Adele Continues To Reign As ’25’ Breaks More Records Taneisha Nicole December 22, 2015 Singer Adele is further proving that she is a force to be reckoned with, as she continues to break record sales. Selling more than 11m since it’s release, ‘25‘ is the first album to sell more copies in the U.S. since the release of her very own album ‘21‘ in 2011. This is in addition to the 27-year-old Londoner’s single ‘Hello‘ spending 8 weeks at the number 1 spot on the Billboards charts, making it the longest reigning song to hold that spot. Adele continues to ‘reign’ on everyone’s parade. According to Billboard, As expected, Adele’s 25 holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fourth week — and by a large margin. The set earned 825,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 17 (up 13 percent), according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 790,000 were in pure album sales (up 14 percent). The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Jan. 2, 2016-dated chart (where Adele is No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, Dec. 22. In 25’s first four weeks of release, it sold 5.98 million copies. With its most recent sales week, 25 has surpassed the sales of Taylor Swift’s 1989 (5.57 million) to become the biggest selling album released in the U.S. since Adele’s last album, 21, which was issued in 2011. It has sold 11.37 million. To put it another way: Adele’s 21 and 25 are the Nos. 1 and 2 biggest selling albums released since 2009. The last album to sell more than 25 was Taylor Swift’s Fearless, which was released in 2008 and has sold 7 million. 25 is also now the largest selling album of any calendar year since 2004, when Usher’s Confessions sold 7.98 million. Adele is slashing though these record sales with ease, like a crazed woman with a samurai and her ex’s belongings. It’s probably a good idea for any artists wanting to release an album in the future to find out when Adele plans on releasing hers…just a thought. Unless you’re Beyonce, of course. It would be interesting to see who would win a battle of album sales. Your Thoughts? Share this TEA:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) You must log in to post a comment.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.