Will Adele's Album Shatter Records?

Posted: Nov 20 2015, 7:21am CST | by , in News | Latest Celebrity News

Will Adele's Album Shatter Records?
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People say that the day of the physical album is gone and we will never again see release weeks where millions of albums are sold - and a few singers have something to say about that. Namely it has been Taylor Swift - but someone is coming along to dethrone her: Adele.

Adele's album "25" is headed for the biggest sales week of all time, according to Newsday.

According to Billboard and her label Columbia Records, the third album from the vocal superstar is shopping about 3.6 million physical copies of the album to stores, which the largest initial shipment for a single album since 2000 when Jive Records sent out 4.2 million copies of *NSync's No Strings Attached. That album went on to sell 2.4 million copies int he first week.

Even though album sales have dropped quite a bit since that album was released 15 years ago, Adele still challenges that sales record. She helps herself with that record because "25" won't be streamed. Adele's team no doubt looked to Taylor Swift's monumental one week sales of 1.287 million for "1989," which launched last year. She also didn't allow streaming of her album.

Still, Adele is expected to sell twice that amount this week due in part to stellar reviews and the aura of mystique around the singer. The album doesn't do anything extraordinary from what she normally does, but instead she once again hits with poignant songs, stellar vocals, and excelled production.

Adele sold over 11.2 million copies of her last album, "21," and sold 1.1 million copies of her single from this album, "Hello."

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