Adele's '25' Is Already 2015's Biggest-Selling Album
Adele’s 25 has only been on sale for three days, but it’s already the top-selling album of 2015 in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.
The album, which was released on Nov. 20 through XL/Columbia Records, sold at least 2.3 million copies through Nov. 22. That instantly makes it the year’s best-seller, surpassing with 1.76 million sold by Taylor Swift’s 1989. (Swift’s set, released in 2014, has sold 5.42 million in total.)
It’s a safe bet to assume that 25 will finish 2015 as the year’s top seller. Adele’s previous album, 21, was the best-selling album of both 2012 and 2011 in the U.S. In 2012, it shifted 4.42 million copies, and in 2011, it moved 5.82 million.