Adele’s ’21’ Is Certified Quadruple Platinum

Published: Wednesday 5th Oct 2011 by David

This time last year very few people could have guessed the choke hold Adele‘s LP ‘21‘ would have on charts across the globe.

Certified 10 x platinum in the UK and averaging with global sales of 200,000 copies sold per week every week, the album is undoubtedly one of the highest and fastest selling releases of all time.

Now, the British beauty has more reason to celebrate.

For the album has now been certified quadruple platinum in the United States.

More infomation below…

Spawning the songs ‘Set Fire To The Rain’, ‘Rolling In The Deep‘ and ‘Rumor Has It‘, the album has shipped over 4 million copies in the United States , not long after it was confirmed she had sold 10 million copies of the record worldwide since its release months ago.

Combined with the amount of units sold this year  by her debut release ‘19′, Ms.Adkins has shifted a total of 12 million albums since January.

Congratulations.

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  1. Nae October 5, 2011

    Congrats, my love! 🙂

    Though Adele is having all this success, one thing I’m afraid of is her peaking to fast. Once you reach your peak in the industry, the only place you can go is down. 🙁

  2. ladyray October 5, 2011

    And all of that coming from a Fat Lady that smoke cigarettes while sitting in a chair with her clothes on.

  3. Aaron October 5, 2011

    Rumour Has It was not a single. opppp

  4. Percy October 5, 2011

    Congratulations Adele. She is this sh*t along with Beyonce and Lady Gaga and if you don’t like that, you can eat my ass.

  5. KD October 5, 2011

    Good for her…Even though I am sick and tired of a weekly update on 21’s success.

  6. JohnVidal October 5, 2011

    Congrats! She is having one of those WW eras only the greats have had (well and Britney also had it, not being one of the greats obviously 🙂 )

  7. I’ma have to send her to her maker October 5, 2011

    I still think she’s boring but regardless she has done well! Congrats.

  8. Those That Cannot Do, Stan October 5, 2011

    DAMN.

    Congrats to her! She is killing it this year 🙂

  9. RIHANNA IS THE QUEEN OF POP October 5, 2011

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS LORD SHE IS DUSTING BEYONCE AND BY THE WAY SHE DIDNT HAVE TO SELL S** TO DO IT THAT JUST PROVES THAT BEYONCE IS NASTY SHE DOESNT HAVE TO STRIP DOWN NAKED FOR VIDEOS TO SELL ALBUMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW HAVE U HEARD? BEYONCE IS A COPYCAT FOR THE 100TH TIME ,,, HER LATEST VIDEO COUNTDOWN WAS COPIED FROM AUDREY HEPBURN SAME OUTFIT , WHITE SOCKS , DANCE ROUTINE WOW. CONCRATS ADELE U ARE REAL TALENT ,, ORIGINAL !

  10. BEYONCE COPIES AUDREY HEPBURN FOR COUNTDOWN October 5, 2011

    AS A RIHANNA STAN ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT BEYONCE IS NOT ON TOP OF S*** RIGHT NOW SHES DOING TERRIBLE IN SALES AND SINGLES SO DONT ADD HER TO ADELE’S FAME PLEASE.

  11. pinkpop October 5, 2011

    why bring up beyone and spread hate on her? …oh…I see, could only come from a rihwana stan…
    anyways… congrats to adele 🙂

  12. Nae October 5, 2011

    A Rihyawnna stan would bring up Beyonce. *eye roll*..

  13. BEYONCE COPIES AUDREY HEPBURN FOR COUNTDOWN October 5, 2011

    REALLY THIS BOSS B**** ADELE PUT BEYONCE OUT LIKE A LIGHT . NOBODY CHECKIN FOR 4 ITS PLAIN TO SEE THAT BEYONCE IS A HAS BEN C*** /MEDIA S***. AS FOR RIHANNA TALK THAT TALK WILL OUTSHINE 4 ALSO……

  14. BEYONCE COPIES AUDREY HEPBURN FOR COUNTDOWN October 5, 2011

    THE SAME REASON U H*** BRING UP RIHANNA KERI HILSON LADY GAGA KATY MONICA AND MADONNA INTO EVERY DAMN POST JUST TO HATE ON THEM!

  15. BEYONCE COPIES AUDREY HEPBURN FOR COUNTDOWN October 5, 2011

    I’M OUT B****** JUST WANTED TO SAY WITHOUT SELLING S** ADELE IS A BOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  16. nte October 5, 2011

    adele is a breadth of fresh air in the industry….we have been waiting for this day in age when a singer will get recognition based on their talent only…no booty shakes or annoyin s**…i have been waiting for this time in music. breadth of fresh air

  17. DIC RIDER October 5, 2011

    congrats^^^^^^^^^^^^$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  18. LAX October 5, 2011

    damn

  19. ya b**** October 5, 2011

    @nte i agree

  20. You wish your fave could just sit in a chair and sell records October 5, 2011

    No gimmicks, no remixes, no features, no re-releases, no elaborate videos, no backup dancers…just pure raw talent.

  21. nte October 5, 2011

    i am not sure if bey’s time is up yet……(countdown might be her top 10 hot 100 single, lets wait for the video, she might claim her crown back after the baby)….but her stans already have admitted…in silence..that adele runs this town right now. i am just happy other females than bey are gettin their shine. if this were bey her stans wud be all over it. nice to know that dele is still at the tho her album was released before b.

    a breadth of fresh air

  22. MissImpartial October 5, 2011

    @RIHANNA IS THE QUEEN OF POP
    Well Beyonce had her diamond era already with her DIL album so I don’t know what you are trying to say. As for Rihanna there you should worry as she still hasn’t sold a dimond album with her six albums. Well???????????

  23. tweetypiebabe1 October 5, 2011

    Boop! Boop! My girl is killing it 😀

  24. JohnVidal October 5, 2011

    @MissImpartial
    Beyonce a diamond album? No, she hasn´t. When I refered to huge eras only the greats have except for Britney who had it and is not any type of greatness, I was not including Beyonce on there 🙂

  25. tyra October 5, 2011

    Errr she had her daimond era with dil fool as for rihanna stan u shuld be the last person to be saying beyonce sells s**. Rihanna is the queen of selling s** so shut the f*** up

  26. MissImpartial October 5, 2011

    @JOHNVIDAL
    Yes Beyonce’s DIL albums sold 11Mil worldwide. Meaning it is diamond worldwide.

  27. Mafalo October 5, 2011

    Eh. I guess. I remember when a 4x platinum album was just slightly above average, so I can’t get too excited about this being the biggest selling album of the year. Album sales are in the toilet. Adele is basically a fatter, British version of Norah Jones went over 8x platinum a decade ago. Lets see her do that.

  28. Robier October 5, 2011

    Hahaaaaaa

  29. CzarM October 5, 2011

    Beyonce has nothing to do with any of this, you idiots. I swear some of you clowns are missing a gene; I really think a number of you are borderline retarded. You are lucky that I’m not running TGJ, because I would screen these comments and IP ban people who come here acting like they’ve got no sense or home training.

  30. Britney has 2 diamond albums, and so does Mariah October 5, 2011

    Diamond = 10 million in the US, not WW

  31. @TEAMFOXYDONDIVA October 5, 2011

    Beyonce first album did 10 mil worldwide also , im not impressed .. Lets see what she does next time 🙂

  32. Vegas girl October 5, 2011

    Wow

  33. PYTFROMAL October 5, 2011

    KD
    October 5, 2011 at 9:36 am
    Good for her…Even though I am sick and tired of a weekly update on 21’s success.
    ———————

    You’re not the only one. It’s getting very redundant. We’ve already established that the album is the best selling of the year and continues to sell.

  34. Pop Royalty (RUDE BOY) October 5, 2011

    Congrats Adele ! she deserve it !

    Classy lady 🙂 !

  35. BEYONCE COPIES AUDREY HEPBURN FOR COUNTDOWN October 5, 2011

    so sick of this fraud so far she has copied alot of singers to get where she is ,,,tina turner, etta james, diana ross, josephine baker, donna summers , mj , janet, ciara , rihanna, shakira, jlo mya fosse , major lazors and the newest audrey hepburn for her countdown video.

  36. dale October 5, 2011

    hold up beyonce never in her life went diamond on a album , stop with the lies bro

  37. elli October 5, 2011

    beyonce is a copycat and everybody knows that she lacks originality her whole career.

  38. Vandrea October 5, 2011

    “BEYONCE COPIES AUDREY HEPBURN FOR COUNTDOWN”
    “dale”
    “elli”

    …are the same person under 3 different names.

    Try a little harder next time, boo! 😀

  39. A Nu Day Has Come October 5, 2011

    So glad Adele is cutting b****** heads off, left an right in this b****! The stupid music s*** is no longer feeding the needs of the musical populist! People have grown hella tried with all the s*** your favs pump out, on a constant bases! The beyonce stans are really sad, you have such a hard accepting the fact that Beyonce is not on top, you get mad when it’s not about her, or anything pertaining to her career. I think her stans have a hard time believing , that it’s not her with an number one album, and no I’m not talking about that s*** that was on top for two weeks! Adele has been in the top three for months, everybody and they mama done had an number one then, fell right back off! No matter how many times I play her album, I can’t get bored if it, and this signals to me that a classic has been made, and produced, sold to millions, and still topping big numbers! People you are seeing the fall of s*** music, and the raise of real talnet coming back!

    Ya’ll don’t get it, the stupid music era, that ass shaking, lame auto tune making ass era is dead! You can tell a lot of people under 25 , know nothing about what it means to be a real singer! Another thing, If you be stans want her to be on top, please make the b**** make an album, that’s just more then, I’m a bad b****, hottest chick in the game s***!

    IF she was, she would still have sold way more than she did! Accept it, right now real music is in charge, not the fake s*** you all “EPIC”

  40. jazzylovesciara October 5, 2011

    Why can’t people be happy for Adele and just move on. Why every time a f****** pop star is posted, someone has to throw shade at another? Adele looooooves Beyonce and Beyonce looooooooves Adele, I’m really not understanding the beef between THE MOTHERFUCKING FANS!

  41. JohnVidal October 5, 2011

    @MissImpartial
    Don´t be stupid. Diamond is 10 million in the USA. You are so proud of Bey cos she once sold more than 10 (11 million) WW??? Don´t make me laugh. Mariah has 2 diamonds, Whitney has 2 or 3 and Celine has 2. Beyonce has none. Her only opportunity was Dangerously in Love cos sales were still high in 2003 and guess what, she sold less than 5 million. Big fail for such a great and untouchable superstar like her stans like to make her seem…

  42. JOHN October 5, 2011

    J ADORE ADELE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS ALBUM WILL SELL MORE AND MORE…AND MORE…..AND MORE…..AND MORE…….

  43. THEMAN October 6, 2011

    Nowadays what Adele is doing is incredible. 4x platinum wasn’t ever average. That has always been good. But it’s just that album sales were high thus there were lots more certifications that were higher. Adele and Norah Jones are nothing alike. I smell a hater. Heck Beyonce’s best selling album didn’t even sale this fast. Adele is doing amazing. How is Beyonce’s album selling now? No need to make comparisons. Alot of Bey stans have a difficult time giving artists that are having great success their proper credit. It’s not too many artists that are going 4x platinum now. So be grateful that Adele a special artist is one of them.

  44. nice_gurl October 6, 2011

    Congrats Adele!!

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