Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Adele’s ’25′ Sales Rise to Over 4 Million in U.S.
The sales keep climbing for Adele‘s blockbuster 25 album.
After processing the first sales reports through Nov. 29, Nielsen Music says that 25 has sold at least 650,000 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 million in pure album sales. The album’s second tracking week began on Nov. 27 (the always-busy shopping day known as Black Friday).
There are slightly more than four days left in the sales tracking week to be tabulated (as it ends at the close of business on Thursday, Dec. 3). Some industry forecasters suggest the album could sell another million copies in its second week, making it the first album to sell 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.