Adele Breaks *NSYNC’s Single-Week U.S. Album Sales Record In Three Days
Adele has been breaking records left and right with her massive 25 return, but now the UK songbird can add the biggest chart smash off all time to her extensive list. Today (November 24), Billboard reports that she officially broke *NSYNC‘s single-week U.S. album sales record.
The chanteuse’s 25 LP sold approximately 2,433,000 in pure album sales in just slightly over three days alone — which means she still has plenty of time to sell even more records. Billboard will report the album’s debut week sales on November 29.
*NSYNC held this hard-to-beat record ever since the release of 2000’s No Strings Attached (they sold 2,416,000 albums in one week), as it is becoming increasingly more difficult to have substantial album sales in the digital age. But leave it to someone like Adele to smash that challenge (sorry, Taylor Swift).
Previously, Adele’s lead “Hello” single sold 1.11 million downloads in the U.S. alone, setting an opening-week record previously held by Flo Rida’s “Right Round.” The single was also the 24th album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Based on these stats, it is safe to say that 2016 will be Adele’s year.