As reported here, Adele‘s massive comeback album, ’25,’ was expected to move 750,000 units by end of tallying last week. If such feat was accomplished, the powerhouse diva would have crossed the 6 million sold threshold.
Now, on this side of tallying, we should’ve known better than to put any “ifs” in the equation.
Moving a whopping 825,000 units in its 4th week of availability (790,000 of which were pure sales), the project not only skipped right over that “6 million sold” mark, but now lays claim to a new sales record: ” first album to sell over 695,000 copies in four different weeks.” With the added sales boost, ’25’ also claims the title of “second best-selling album” of the decade, an honor that sees her eclipsed only by the sales of the top titleholder – herself with ’21’ (which re-entered the Billboard 200’s top 10 this week). Even its predecessor, ’19,’ has re-entered the top 40 this week.
Elsewhere on the Billboard 200, thanks to a few holiday-themed albums and reignited sales of some of the year’s favorite cuts, August Alsina and R. Kelly missed out on the top 10 completely (as we reported here). Get into the top 20 below: