Adele’s 25 claims the top album title for this year as it rules on the no. 1 spot of the Billboard Top 200 for the sixth consecutive week.
As soon as any album is out, the counting starts and the most popular albums of the week based are determined on the multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
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Adele’s 25 is officially the best-selling album of 2015 based on the results of the Billboard final chart which ended on December 31st. It closed out the year with the sales figures near 7.44 million copies which were sold.
This makes it the best-selling album in a single year since 2004’s Confessions by Usher, which sold 7.98 million that year.
The album scored a sixth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The set earned another 363,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 31, 2015 (down 70 percent), according to Nielsen Music.
Of that sum, 307,000 were in pure album sales (down 73 percent). The album has already broken breaking numerous records, selling 3.48 million copies in its first week, and shattering*NSYNC’s record for first-week album sales.
In case you are wondering, 25 was released in November, which means the album had less than two months to make collection in the sales for the calendar year.
This honor was snubbed by Taylor Swift last year with her album 1989. 1989 beat out the Frozen soundtrack to claim the best-selling album of 2014. In comparison to Adele’s 25, Swift’s collection sold 3.66 million copies that year, according to Billboard.
Frozen, which was released in 2013, sold 3.46 million. 25 is the also the first album released since 2001 to sell more than 300,000 copies in each of its first six weeks on sale.
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The British songstress will begin touring with 25 next year, and her North American run kicks off in July.