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Adele's '25' Is Already 2015's Biggest-Selling Album

Adele seen at BBC Radio 2
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Adele seen at BBC Radio 2 on October 23, 2015 in London, England.

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.

25 was led by the single "Hello," which has spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With 2.55 million downloads sold, it is the year's eighth-largest-selling song.