If you thought sales of Adele‘s ‘21‘ has ‘slowed down’. it’s high time you think again.
Oh yes, as if selling 20 million copies worldwide wasn’t enough, the iconic LP continues on its bid to the first project to score diamond status, since 2004.
To be precise, the LP 9x platinum by the RIAA for shipments surpassing the 9 million units sold mark.
Shifting over 8.74 million copies at retail outlets, ’21′ is the best-selling ‘US’ release, since Usher’s ‘Confessions‘ in the 2004, and is yet to leave the top 10 of the Billboard 200, notching 23 nonconsecutive weeks at #1.
This, making it as longest-running #1 album since Prince’s 1985 effort, ‘Purple Rain’.
As well as this, ’21′ is the proud owner of the top-selling digital single by a solo act in the US , with the now iconic smash ‘Rolling in the Deep’.
With over 7 million downloads in 67 weeks it is the second highest downloaded cut in US chart history, second only to the Black Eyed Peas’ ‘I Gotta Feeling’ ,with a cool 8 million million downloads since 2009.