Adele's '25' Officially Scores Record Million-Selling Second Week in U.S.
It is the first album to sell a million copies in two different weeks since Nielsen began tracking sales data in 1991.
After its record 3.38 million-selling debut week, Adele's 25 has surpassed 1 million sold in the U.S. in its second week, according to Nielsen Music. It makes more history by becoming the first album to sell a million copies in two different weeks since Nielsen began tracking sales data in 1991.
25 surpasses the mark with slightly less than one day of data remaining to be processed by Nielsen in the tracking week (ending Dec. 3).
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. Until this week, no album had ever sold a million copies in more than one week.
Billboard is scheduled to report 25's final second-week sales on Sunday, Dec. 6, once Nielsen has finished processing the full week of data.