Adele's '25' Sales Climb to 4.2 Million in U.S., May Sell 950K in Second Week

Adele photographed in 2015.
Alasdair McLellan

Adele photographed in 2015.

Adele's 25 has now sold more than 4.2 million in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.

After processing the first sales reports through Dec. 1, Nielsen Music says that 25 has sold at least 840,000 copies in its second week on sale in the U.S. Combined with the 3.38 million 25 sold in its first week (Nov. 20-Nov. 26), the album has now sold more than 4.2 million in pure album sales. The album’s second tracking week began on Nov. 27.

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Industry forecasters suggest 25 could sell perhaps 950,000 copies in its second week, with a chance it could nab a million. If it manages a million, it would then become the first album in Nielsen history to sell a million copies in two different weeks. (Nielsen began tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991.)

There are slightly more than two days left in the current sales tracking week to be tabulated (as it ends at the close of business on Thursday, Dec. 3). Billboard is scheduled to report 25's second-week sales on Sunday, Dec. 6, once Nielsen has finished processing its weekly data.



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