Adele Sells More Than 900,000 Copies Of “25” On iTunes In First Day Of Sales

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Adele 25 Album Sales First Day

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Adele 25 Album Sales First Day

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Adele sold more than 900,000 copies of 25 on iTunes in just the first day of sales.

As Gossip Cop reported, 25 was officially released on Friday. When the clock struck midnight, everyone who pre-ordered the album via iTunes received a notification that they could now listen to the album. In fact, a number of excited fans shared screengrabs of the message on social media.

Of course, not everyone pre-orders records. But with Adele keeping the album off streaming sites, the only way to listen to “Hello” and other tracks was by purchasing 25 at retail stores or online. Now according to Billboard, more than 900,000 people total bought the CD via the iTunes store on Friday.

As it’s now only Day Two, Adele is well on her way to breaking the record for most copies sold in a single week. Nielsen began keeping track of such figures in 1991, and *NSYNC has held the title since No Strings Attached sold 2.416 million copies the week it was released in 2000. Estimates, however, have Adele pegged at selling at least 2.5 million.

And even if she doesn’t quite make it that far, she could still become the only the second act to ever sell 2 millon records in one week. And even still, Adele is projected to top Taylor Swift for the year’s best-selling album. Swift, of course, had record-breaking success with 1989 when it came out late last year, and scored the top-selling album of 2014 even though the record was only out for a matter of weeks by the time the year ended.

She was on track to make it a two-year streak, but now Adele is coming along. Swift’s 1989 sales for the year currently stand at 1.74 million. Adele already has 900,000 from iTunes alone and more than a month left in the year for that number to increase exponentially. TELL US: What do you think of Adele’s 25 sales so far?


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