Adele’s ’30’ becomes first album in over a year to sell a million copies in US

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ was the last album to hit the milestone, and the only album of 2020 to do so

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Adele is breaking even more records with ’30,’ with her new album becoming the first record in the US to sell one million copies in more than a year.

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The singer’s long-awaited new album landed last month (November 19) and went straight to the top of the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, becoming the fastest-selling record of 2021 so far after selling 261,000 in the UK.

As Board Reports, MRC data now show that as of this week (December 6), ’30’ has sold over a million traditional albums across digital download, CD, vinyl and cassette. It sold 692,000 in its first week (November 19-25), 225,000 in its second week (till December 2).

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It became the first album in a year to reach the milestone, with Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ becoming the last album to sell one million last October. ‘Folk Songs’ was also the only album of 2020 to reach the milestone. ‘Lover’, Swift’s seventh album from 2019, was also the only album from that year to sell one million copies.

Adele, 2021 (Picture: Simon Emmett / Press)

In the UK, ’30’ posted the biggest first week sales for an album since Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ in 2017, as well as a female solo album since Adele’s last album, ’25’ in 2015. For the biggest opener. till official chart company,

The record is the biggest seller on vinyl this week, with 16,700 copies sold on wax and its most streamed album of the week with 55.7 million plays across 12 tracks.

last month, report surfaced That more than 500,000 copies of Adele’s long-awaited new album ’30’ were pressed onto vinyl – making LPs with the world’s limited resources.

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Spoke to music industry figures Granthshala What caused the delay in the production of vinyl and the artists made their own albums, arguing that the blame is not on Adele’s feet.

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