Yes, there have been quite a lot of stories about Adele‘s album sales milestones this week.
It would be nice for MBW’s worn-down fingertips if she stopped smashing through them, but she’s stubbornly refusing to do so.
Her latest conquest is a biggy: 25 broke the 3m sales barrier in the US yesterday (Wednesday, November 25), according to hot-off-the-presses data from reliable retail monitor BuzzAngle.
That means Adele surpassed the aesthetically-pleasing figure with a day of sales to spare in 25’s opening chart week.
In fact, BuzzAngle only has data from around half of its retail panel for Wednesday at this stage, but it doesn’t matter – it’s enough.
That indicates that, when the final figures are in, Wednesday will prove to another big day in Adele world: at close of play Tuesday, 25’s week one US sales stood at 2.8m.
Meanwhile, in the UK, 25 has now officially broken the week one album sales record set by Oasis’s Be Here Now in 1997.
25 had shifted 737,000 units by close of play yesterday, according to the Official Charts Company.
Be Here Now clocked up its 696,000 week one sales in just three days back in 1997, but as it was released on a Thursday – when the chart was announced on a Sunday – technically this counts as its opening ‘chart week’.
Adele has also just announced a world arena tour – even though she could clearly fill stadiums – which include four nights at the O2 Arena in London in March 2016.Music Business Worldwide