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Global Chart: Adele’s ’21’ Moves Over 12 Million Copies Worldwide

Published: Friday 18th Nov 2011 by David

 

Can you hear that?

No? Well that was the sweet sound of champagne bottles being popped open at  XL Recordings, London.

For this  week- more so than any other week this year- has given them much cause to celebrate.

Because as of this global chart week, the album ‘21‘ by their artist Adele has sold over 12 million copies worldwide.

 

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The first album since 2002 to do so within the space of 10 months , it rose to #2 this week with 245,000 units moved within the last seven days.

With the single ‘Set Fire To The Rain‘ due for release in the US this coming Monday, sales of the LP are expected to increase even further which would help it return to the top spot on the Billboard 200 in a fortnight’s time.

Elsewhere on the Global Album Chart, Cher Lloyd’s ‘Sticks & Stones‘ debuts with sales of 57,000 units placing it at #14, 20 places above Rihanna‘s ‘Loud’ which resides at #34 after 51 weeks in the chart.

On the singles front, ‘We Found Love’ by Ms. Fenty spends it third week atop the United World Track Chart.

Below it at #5 is Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ whose sisters ‘Rolling In The Deep‘  and ‘Set Fire To The Rain‘ hold court at #19 and #25 respectively.

With Drake‘s ‘Take Care‘ set for an impressive US debut in the coming week, be sure to keep it locked on That Grape Juice to find out just how he fares globally when his figures roll in next week.

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  1. 9bandedosaz November 18, 2011

    SlayDELE officially joins D **illuminati** WELCOME!

  2. Lady Gaga: Bow Before Me! November 18, 2011

    Congrats Adele. Hey TGJ when are you gonna make the post that Gaga’s Born This Way has crossed the 10 million mark in albums sales as well?

  3. BEYONCE ALL THE WAY November 18, 2011

    F*** ADEL SHE MAKES ME WANT TO HANG MY SELF…………………….

  4. Beyonce is LAME November 18, 2011

    Congrats to Adele, Rihanna, drake and Cher

  5. Lax November 18, 2011

    Good for Adele happy to see others
    doing good.

  6. Courtney November 18, 2011

    Adeles success proves good music always finds an audience and don’t forget 21 was released world wide 3 weeks before it was in the US and Canada and in some countries it’s under certified UK for example it’s shipped 3.6 million so it should be 12x platinum but is only 10 or in Canada it should be 9x platinum for shippment of 720k but is only 7x platinum for 560k and we have black friday next week which means a sales spike and then Christmas a month later

  7. trucie November 18, 2011

    1 album? Lol! Yes I luv it!

  8. JohnVidal November 18, 2011

    Amazing! Almost the only good thing on music charts nowadays. This 2011 was a better year for music industry and music lovers thanks to her

  9. TruthTeller November 18, 2011

    BTW ain t never gonna sell 10 Million so TGJ can rest.

    Gaga has released close to 6 singles, has been on every tv show possible and debuted with 2 Million. Yet, she is about to drop off the chart without even reaching 5Million.
    I think Gaga needs to work hard on her next album cus even tho’ 4.5 Million is a great number thee days, it is very disapointing when u come in with a incredsible hype and a monster 2 Million debut.

  10. TruthTeller November 18, 2011

    Congrats to Rihanna, she has the 2nd oldest album on the chart.
    LONGEVITY >>>>>>>> BIG 1ST WEEK & DROP

    Great to see WFL remains where it deserves @ #1.

    Sam,
    Where’s Beyonce’s AWESOME GREAT CLASSIC UNTOUCHABLE 4 album?
    #JustAsking

  11. xxx November 18, 2011

    @ lady gaga:bow before me

    maybe there will be a post when it has passed the 10 mil mark

    gaga has had an impressive first week…but she sunk like the titanic

  12. nicegirl November 18, 2011

    Well congrats Adele I guess. I still think she is very overrated.

  13. KillBill November 18, 2011

    Beyonce album is on the chart since you wanted to know. Where’s Rihanna #1 album, oh okay.

    #WeFoundLipSynch

  14. pat November 18, 2011

    WHO RUN THE WORLD???? ADELE and RIHANNA!!

  15. WearItWithConfidence November 18, 2011

    I’m so proud of Adele. She’s finally getting the success she deserves. 🙂

  16. commanderofthedancefloor November 18, 2011

    2. Adele – 21 – 245.000

    29. Adele – 19 – 40.000

    34. Rihanna – Loud – 32.000

    adele is a bad b****. lol and congrats to rihanna for staying in the top 40 of the global charts for a year.

  17. commanderofthedancefloor November 18, 2011

    lady gaga has not sold 10 million! she hasn’t even sold 5 million yet.
    where do people get their facts from? she has only shipped a little over 7 million but has sold less than 5 million. there is a difference between shipped and sold, like rihanna she has sold over 6 million but she has shipped over 7 million.

  18. jill November 18, 2011

    Rihanna does not run the world did you see that x factor performance? Adele runs the world b****……

  19. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE November 18, 2011

    OBESEdele is only a SENSATION like Susan Boyle

  20. xtinacoming2012 November 18, 2011

    I hate the b**** lady gaga but from what I read on wikipedia she sold 8 milllion world wide so is that wrong infro on wiki

  21. commanderofthedancefloor November 18, 2011

    @XTINACOMING2012,

    that is more likely the number of albums shipped, the actual number sold is less than 5 million.

  22. B_STANNING AND LOVING ADELE November 18, 2011

    Adele you are two words: BAD B****

  23. Teacher November 18, 2011

    What happened to “The Trinity”?

    Congrats Adele!!!! Love ya Rih!!!!

    #TheyMadAtRihannaGame

  24. bey’knight November 18, 2011

    @commanderofthedancefloor

    hey, i wanted to apologise for coming at u the other day, i was in a vindictive mode lol but if Rihanna ever had a respectable stan, it’s u. kinda baffles me though cus Rih dont seem to have the word “decorum” in her dictionary. oh well, you’re entertained thats all that matters. 🙂

  25. Vegas girl November 18, 2011

    Wow! I can’t believe how much success Adele is having…. On a SOPHMORE album no less! I thought that kind of thing was rare. Great for her!

  26. bey’knight November 18, 2011

    as for Adele’s sales, just WOW. the last time i read an article on her, she was projected to surpass 12m WW only after the grammys meaning she’s still defying odds how many months? Congrats all over!! it’s even more celebratory cus she came outta nowhere. all eyes were on the trinity ie Beyonce Britney and Gaga for 2011.

    my fav from the album is “He wont go”

  27. bey’knight November 18, 2011

    as for Adele’s sales, just WOW. the last time i read an about her, she was projected to surpass 12m WW only after the grammys meaning she’s still defying odds how many months? Congrats all over!! it’s even more celebratory cus she came outta nowhere. all eyes were on the trinity ie Beyonce Britney and Gaga for 2011.

    my fav from the album is “He wont go”

  28. bey’knight November 18, 2011

    November 18, 2011 at 11:46 am

    as for Adele’s sales, just WOW. the last time i read an about her, she was projected to surpass 12m WW only after the grammys meaning Congrats all over!! it’s even more celebratory cus she came outta nowhere. all eyes were on the trinity ie Beyonce Britney and Gaga for 2011.

    my fav from the album is “He wont go”

  29. YOOSONDALOOSE November 18, 2011

    WOW! She is owning this year man!
    Good one to her!

  30. MassiveAttack November 18, 2011

    There the navy goes trying to get attention where it is undeserved. You guys need to relax! This is about Adele! NOONE CARES HOW MUCH RIH SOLD HERE! THANK GOD FOR TALENT AND QUALITY MUSIC FROM ADELE!!

  31. MassiveAttack November 18, 2011

    OH AND THAT’S A RAP FOR NO.1 FOR THE NAVY! ONCE ADELE GETS HERE THE NO.1 SPOT WILL BE UNTOUCHABLE!!!!

  32. RICHNBLACK11 November 18, 2011

    WORK ISH SHE IS KILLING IT …..SHE HAS THE RAW TALENT UNLIKE SOMEBODY ELSE YALL KNOW WHO AM TALKING ABOUT.

  33. lola November 18, 2011

    You Rihanna ass lickers need to sit down! That b**** only sold 4 million copies of Loud and Adele’s ass sold f****** 12 million! Rihanna has never sold 12 million copies with any of her albums! If she really was running the music world, she would have done that! 4 million aint s***! Rihanna is nothing but a flop with a dirty c***!

  34. Theman November 18, 2011

    Rihanna is doing very well for herself she’s actually sold about 5-6 million ww and nearly 1.6 million in the US. Gaga has sold around 5 million ww, and she has shipped about 7 million ww. So they are all doing great. Adele is just out of this world with her numbers. Simply amazing…

  35. honeydip November 18, 2011

    FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @HONEY_DIP11 I FOLLOW BACK!

  36. Teacher November 18, 2011

    This post is about Rihanna as well!!

    Congrats to Adele (who killin erbody) and Rihanna!!!

    Don’t get mad cuz yo fave don’t have a chart position to post #DEAL

    #TheyMadAtRihannaGame

  37. DONT TRY IT B**** November 18, 2011

    I love her so much, but i
    so sick of hearing about her.

  38. ChristinasCOMING November 18, 2011

    With the holidays approaching, we could see a substantial increase in sales.

    My prediction is by years end, 21 will have pushed almost 20 million worldwide!

  39. ChristinasCOMING November 18, 2011

    @ XTINA COMING 2012

    Don’t pay no mind to wikipedia because people can easily edit whatever they want on that site. Probably just some delusional pressed as Gaga stans who want us to think she’s sold 8 million ww.

  40. DTG November 18, 2011

    [email protected]****** fans trying to get in on Adele’s fire and align that talentless ho Rihanna as being on the same winning team. Nope. R******’s album has only sold about 5 million WW and hasn’t even gone multiplatinum in the US. A far far cry from Adele’s 4x platinum US and in the DOUBLE DIGIT millions worldwide. That non-singing Barbadian ho sells cheap digital downloads, not albums. Loud is a flop, call it Floud.

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