Adele Poised for History-Making Second Consecutive Million-Selling Week


Adele performing at the 2015 NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France on Nov. 7, 2015.

After its record 3.38 million-selling debut week, Adele's 25 album is aiming to make more history by selling more than a million copies in its second week in the U.S. That would make it the first album to sell a million copies in two different weeks since Nielsen Music began tracking sales data in 1991.

As of Dec. 3, industry forecasters suggest 25 should surpass 1 million in U.S. sales in its second tracking week (Nov. 27-Dec. 3). Nielsen Music earlier reported that 25 had sold at least 840,000 copies in its second week (through initial reports processed on Dec. 1). So far, 25 has sold more than 4.2 million in total in the U.S.

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

25 became just the 20th album to sell a million copies in a single week (in Nielsen history) when it arrived with 3.38 million sold in the week ending Nov. 26. No one album has ever sold a million copies in more than one week.

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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