Adele's '21' Scores 12th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 -- Most Since 2000
Adele's '21' Scores 12th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 -- Most Since 2000

With 2011 half-over, Adele's "21" reigns as the year's biggest selling album in the U.S., shifting 2,517,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "21" has moved 2,517,000 copies in the U.S. since its release on Feb. 22 -- through the week ending July 3, the mid-point of the tracking year. It's the only album to have sold more than 2 million in 2011, and one of only two to surpass 1 million. The second is Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," which has moved 1,540,000. (72% of that total was shifted in its debut week, when it started with 1,108,000 -- making it only the 17th album to sell a million in one week since SoundScan began tracking data in 1991.)

Mid-Year 2011

Top Albums

Artist Title Year to Date Sales*
1 Adele 21 2,517,000
2 Lady Gaga Born This Way 1,540,000
3 Mumford & Sons Sigh No More 982,000
4 Jason Aldean My Kinda Party 763,000
5 Bruno Mars Doo Wops & Hooligans 686,000
6 Justin Bieber Never Say Never: The Remixes (EP) 676,000
7 Chris Brown F.A.M.E. 646,000
8 Various Artists Now 37 637,000
9 Nicki Minaj Pink Friday 609,000
10 Katy Perry Teenage Dream 600,000
11 Rihanna Loud 598,000
12 Britney Spears Femme Fatale 590,000
13 Taylor Swift Speak Now 563,000
14 P!nk Greatest Hits 530,000
15 Justin Bieber My World 2.0 524,000
16 Eminem Recovery 517,000
17 Foo Fighters Wasting Light 497,000
18 Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers 484,000
19 Lady Antebellum Need You Now 473,000
20 Various Now 38 440,000
*SOURCE: NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN,
year to date sales through the week ending July 3, 2011

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