Adele’s ’25’ Spends Fifth Week Atop Album Chart, Crosses 7 Million Copies Sold

Robbie Daw | December 28, 2015 11:53 am
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While Chris Brown and the Star Wars: The Force Awakens soundtrack were able to make their way into the Top 5 of the Billboard 200, at #3 and #5, respectively, neither were able to break the stronghold Adele and Justin Bieber have on the top and runner-up spots.

Adele’s 25 is #1 for a fifth consecutive week, and, as predicted, managed to pull off the hat trick of selling over a million copies for a third week of those five. In its latest run, 25 sold another 1.15 million copies in the tracking period that included the days leading up to Christmas, bringing the album’s grand total to 7.13 million.

As Billboard points out, 25 had already achieved the feat of being the first album to sell at least a million copies during two different weeks. Now the LP has taken things one step further by adding a third week to the accomplishment.

Here’s to whomever can break that record anytime soon.

The Top 10 of the Billboard 200:

1. Adele, 25 *5 weeks*
2. Justin Bieber, Purpose
3. Chris Brown, Royalty *new*
4. Pentatonix, That’s Christmas To Me
5. Soundtrack, Star Wars: The Force Awakens *new*
6. One Direction, Made In The A.M.
7. Chris Stapleton, Traveller
8. Taylor Swift, 1989
9. The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness
10. Adele, 21

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