At least 2.3 million copies of the new album from British singer Adele, “25″, were sold in three days in the USA, unheard of in the music industry in fifteen years, reported Monday to Nielsen Music.
The highly anticipated album will definitely beat the record for the best-selling album in the United States during the week of its launch. With some 2.3 million copies in the past 72 hours, Nielsen Music has scheduled the mark 2.41 million albums will be reached Monday night.
2.41 million, the previous record set in 2000 by “No Strings Attached” boy band NSYNC in which particular sung Justin Timberlake.
The trade magazine Billboard he expects the sale of 2.9 million of Adele albums in the first week.
First album of the singer since 2011, “25″ promised to meet a great success, but these early figures are all the more surprising that the album sales have declined since the 2000s and advent of online music.
Confident of its success, Adele chose it not to broadcast the album and his single iconic “Hello” on a platform of streaming, a growing sector become a must for the majority of artists.
Finally, Nielsen Music provides that “25″ is the album up as quickly since the beginning of his methodical count weekly sales began in 1991.
In addition to NSYNC, Adele should also sell more albums in a week that rapper Eminem and “The Eminem Show” in 2002 or the pop star Taylor Swift and “1989″ in 2014.
So as “21″, its previous disc, was the most sold since the beginning of the 21st century in the UK, Adele has also recorded with “25″ huge sales in the country: 538,000 copies passed in three days
It is thus in a good position to beat the record held by the rock band Oasis ‘Be Here Now’, which sold 696,000 copies during the week of its release in 1997.