After one day on sale, Adele’s 25 appears to break the record for U.S. album sales record of 2.42 million that is currently held by *NSYNC. In the first week, industry forecasters predict that her album will sell over 2.5 million copies as over 900,000 were sold on the first day of release via the iTunes Store.
Her album was released on 20th November, within the first two days on sale in the US, 1.9 million copies have been sold. 62% of these US sales were digital downloads and they have notoriously decided not to make the album unavailable on streaming services such as Spotify. The message reads, “The artist or their representatives have decided not to release this album on Spotify just yet. We’re working on it, and hope we can change their minds soon.”
38% of US sales were on physical formats with 98% being on CD’s and 2% on vinyl.
Obviously, the album packs a punch and is nothing short of incredible. She does not fail in delivering a fulfilling album to all the super-hyped anticipation that her third album has been garnering.