Report: Adele’s ’21’ To Sell 500k This Week

Published: Wednesday 15th Feb 2012 by David

In a time where best selling albums are few and far between, the success of Adele‘s ‘21′ has come as a welcome surprise to Pop connoisseurs the world over.

Averaging with 200,000 units world wide each week, the album’s chart reign is showing no signs of letting up, and now- find out why it is set to stifle its rivals even more this week, below…

In response to her major wins at Sunday night’s Grammys, the US public is set to purchase 500,000 or so copies of the LP this week, more than a year after its release.

If this come to pass, she will actually best her the project’s first week sales, which saw her move 352,000 units in  February 2011 and coincidentally spend its 21st week atop the Billboard 200.

This, extending its lead as the highest selling LP of the century and bringing it one step closer to matching or exceeding the sales of Michael Jackson‘s ‘Thriller’, a feat once thought to be impossible.

So what do you think?

Will ’21’ outsell ‘Thriller’?

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  1. NIkNak February 15, 2012

    Grapejuice please stoppp with all these stat, sells about 21 or adele…..we all know it’s doing good n I luv adele but this is just BORING NOW.

    Who cares anymore.

  2. rob75 February 15, 2012


  3. SHESDUMB February 15, 2012


  4. D.Scott February 15, 2012

    Yea, Thriller might be stretch but she sure did the damn thing. Glad to see people appreciate good music. Also, glad she’s not taking “four or five” years off.

  5. David February 15, 2012

    I hope she beats Jackson! or joins with him!! she is soo talented!! and deserves every success!!!

  6. Sterling Infinity February 15, 2012

    She has lost so much weight!

  7. JohnVidal February 15, 2012

    But is this Patrick retarded??? He makes it seem like she is not that far from Thriller or some other albums…. I mean WTH? Learn music history first. It seems she is going to get diamond album at this rate. It´s amazing, but it´s one of many who achieved that. And then you have the Thriller´s and Bodyguards of the world. So stop the nonsense
    Also, didn´t the great Adele already outsell her first week numbers at Xmas time just 2 months ago??? Seriously, you need to do a better job next time. It looks like pure ignorance

  8. NICK February 15, 2012

    I am sorry now, u all putting her with MICHAEL JACKSON?!?! NO MAM!!!!! nice album yes, BUT this is becoming ridiculus-IS AMERICA THIS SAD, its all break up songs, I have never had heartache, so maybe this is y i dont relate too well, I am all about love & in a 6yr relationship that is wonderful & this cd is NICE YES!!! BUT also its a tearjerker-NO MAM!!!! OVER IT-next/I NEED SOME HAPPY PEOPLE to come on thru now——–ADELE IS NICE THO, PLEASE KNOW I AM NOT HATING PEOPLE, I OWN THE ALBUM & ITS GOOD!!

  9. JohnVidal February 15, 2012

    Congrats to talented Adele though! She has the best selling album of the last decade. That´s huge

  10. tyra February 15, 2012

    this chick is bad she so beautifull and i love 21 and 19 thay adele reign wont let up

  11. jerry February 15, 2012

    Who the hell is buying this fat b**** album. I still dont see whats all the hype. The b**** is a average singer who happens to be part of pop’s highest peak now.

  12. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! February 15, 2012

    How much has thiller actually sold.. sometimes I see people saying 100 million.. others say 60 million…
    Adles album wont sell anywhere near 60 million, but you cant compare.. thiller came out when albums sold loads… todays market is way different.

  13. ASD February 15, 2012

    this is all lies their just saying this stuff because she is white nothing else.

  14. Dede February 15, 2012

    Wow fat people make better fans than gay people, I bet gaga is crying right now with a box of Kfc

  15. Ass February 15, 2012

    “Wow fat people make better fans than gay people, I bet gaga is crying right now with a box of kfc”

    This comment so caught me off gaurd. I shouldn’t find it funny. But this had me cracking up. Lmao!

  16. Peekaboo February 15, 2012

    For the fact that Thriller is still selling to this day & has passed 110 million I doubt she’ll pass him. However I do think she could end up having the biggest album by a FEMALE solo artist. I mean she’s already close to 20 mill & it’s only been a yr.

  17. Texas Cowgirl February 15, 2012

    Adele is outselling everyone in 2012. Great for her

  18. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie + Amy Winehouse +Steve Jobs) February 15, 2012

    “She has lost so much weight!”

    @sterling infinity

    Yeah, Adele went on the photoshop diet.

  19. Theman February 15, 2012

    Thats right Adele, and she’s gorgeous !!!!!!

  20. Bey Fan… February 15, 2012

    LMFAOOOOO…..this woman has just came in out of no where and has managed to capture the hearts and ears of everyone…..

    Again, I dont know who hasn’t bought this album already, but at any rate Im happy for her. Im proud of her too

    But quick question, whose body is that on that pic???? Cuz Adele is a curve, beautiful, big girl…..but her body AINT NEVER looked like that.

    She has mug fa dayz…. but they know better than to that body on her….smh

  21. Yasmin February 15, 2012

    She is at 18 million albums… Thriller has sold over 110 million copies. And within a few years of its release in the 80’s it sold 11 million a year consistently. It’s a houshold staple. She’ll be lucky to be included in the top 50 best selling albums. wtf? Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

    @TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! Thriller has 60 million confirmed sales in the Western world, but the RIAA and Soundscan have estimated global sales exeeding 110 million copies. It has sold so much it’s off the raidar so I doubt anyone would beat the record. Congrats though, I do like her. Though she’s nothing new.

  22. Justathought (Azealia Banks is coming…) February 15, 2012

    That’s that chick!!! Who’s f****** with her…DONT WORRY ILL WAIT *kat williams voice*

  23. commanderofthedancefloor February 15, 2012


    i love gaga and that has me rolling on the floor lol!!!

  24. ChristinasCOMING February 15, 2012

    This has already shaped up to be Adele’s Thriller.

    This album is divinely amazing and that’s why it’s doing exceptionally well.

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  26. Anne February 15, 2012

    Don’t know how she can get away with misrepresenting her body this way without criticism by the media. Otherwise the sales are great but I can’t help but wonder who is STILL buying the album. I thought most people were already in love with RITD. That song has been playing EVERYWHERE for months, not to mention the other hits and media praise, and 500,000 more people are just now figuring out that they want her album? Call me a hater if you’d like but you would be inaccurate. True Adele is not my favorite artist but I thinnk she is great and deserves her success. She is definitely one of the artists who I respect as talented and one who I’ve enjoyed occasionally listening to for a good while now. Both of her albums, especially 19, are great and she has a strong soulful voice but at the same time that doesn’t change my suspicions over the sales quantity.

  27. xoxo February 15, 2012

    whether you like it or not she snatched your fave’s wig. well done adele, true talent and an amazing personality. shes chubby, but i dont care because shes not my girlfriend, i just listen to her music.

  28. JDGAF February 16, 2012

    What the f*** are you clowns smoking? Thriller has not sold 110 million. The album is 29x platinum in the US, with WW sales of 60 million.

  29. YOOSONDALOOSE February 16, 2012

    Basicallyyyyyy Adele is owning. Go Adele.

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