Christmas has come early for Adele
For, one year after the release of her sophomore effort ‘21′, the project continues to show no signs of slowing down- growing fresh pair of commercial legs week by week on the United World Chart.
Legs that have seen the LP surpass sales of Michael Jackson‘s ‘Thriller‘ in the UK and outsell its own first week sales following her appearance at the 2012 Grammy Awards.
Legs, which saw it surpass worldwide sales of 22 million copies worldwide this week.
Currently perched at #2 on the Billboard 200, sales of 58,368 saw the project’s sales hit the 22 million units sold mark, with combine sales of 22,017,000 copies sold.
WW sales: @OfficialAdele‘s “21” tops the 22 million mark this week. The set has sold 22,017,000 copies.
— Chart News (@chartnews) June 9, 2012
This extends Adele‘s lead as the highest selling act of the 21st century, and means ’21‘ has keeps a position in the US top ten, a place she has not left since the project dropped.
Here’s hoping Adele’s success will encourage labels to sign acts with a sincere passion for music, talented enough to front campaigns where the music and art takes centre stage.
Because, as we’re sure XL and Columbia will tell you, they’re reaping the rewards for pushing the album directly to the audience by touring before the album dropped, using the momentum garnered by ‘19′ to shine a light on her new material.
Material, wide reaching enough to win spins on a number of radio formats, beneficial for obvious reasons. Material, despite popular belief, that shifts units not because ‘people are fed up with what’s on the charts’ but because much like Adele herself, seems sincere.
But what do you think?
Not being racist but White people love this girl i don’t really see know black people buying her album and i really think it is very whack because its about a heart break then she can’t really sing thats why we doesn’t by her album
I’m Black, I have the album, and I’m VERY pleased w/ it!
I’m BLACK and I love her music.. DON’T embarrass our race any more than our people already have.. by being close minded and ignorant!!! Please simple state that you don’t care for her music…
Yeah, there are black people interested in her music as well. I live in Ghana, West Africa at the moment and alot of my high school friends and even outsiders appreciate and buy her music.
It is actually a very good album that explores heartbreak in different moods.
Look where you at they better listen to it give me one damn song on that album that you can party to and i will rather listen to rihanna and i can’t stand her
@Khrystal I totally agree with u. I also live in Ghana and really love this album. Its absolute classic!!!!
Maybe the black people you know don’t listen to that type of music?
YES and NO!
I think many ppl of all groups purchased Adele’s CD. She is a “MEDIA DARLIN” meaning all she ever receives is POSITIVE PRESS! It’s pretty easy to sell when you’re able to just be an artist who creates for your fans without constantly having negative things said about you in the press in an attempt to destroy your band!
Ppl who would ordinarily not listen to her have been influenced by the FAKE, CONTROLLED MEDIA to give her and her music a chance. Many ppl have, thus the sells figures quoted above! If there is anything racist about her sells figures it would be that she’s basically singing SOUL MUSIC but unlike Soul artists, she receives major media support for her efforts! In the music industry, anytime a white act can “BARROW” from Black Culture and the “PTB” can profit from it, they will (see, Justin Bieber, Eminem, The Bestie Boys etc)! Don’t get me wrong, she’s a good act and I enjoy some of her music but we need to also remember the position she is in!
I wasn’t influenced by anyone, I started listening to Adele before she became ameda darling.
A media darling. Em is a VERY talented rapper who happens to be White, otherwise there would be lots of succesful White rappers out there besides Em. Don’t hate.
People bring race up for no reason. My black female friend, who is all black and very dark skin, loves adele, listens to her a lot and knows the words to many of her songs.
Im black and have been following Adele since her 19 album…”free your mind…and the rest will follow…” En Vogue…
you have this twisted it,s the d mn @ss n!ggers who is turning this woman in to a billionair sad but true,and there trap a ss fails to support there own,man white peaple really have the chains tight on them f ckers.
Typical IDIOT Beyonce Stan.
My post under aishaaguilerakeys was meant for your silly post!!!
You are not the spokesperson for black people. There are multiple within and between group differences among blacks as we are a monolithic group and don’t necessarily share similar beliefs, values, or traditions. I am black (and proud) and I have Adele’s 21 album, and I just think it’s amazing. Greatness has nothing to do with skin color. Your comments, while not necessarily racist, do reek of prejudice and ignorance.
Consider this adele’s 21 has sold almost as much as all rihanna’s 7 albums combined.Even rihanna ‘s trying to move into Adele’s musical direction with songs like stay.Rihanna says Celine dion and Beyonce have inspired her and she had former guns n roses guitarist slash feature on her rated r songs,well Beyonce said Adele inspired her to record 4,Celine dion sings Adele songs when she’s on stage and slash says Adele is the best female muscian of the pop era.
Well, congrats, and she deserves it! I have a copy of the album, and it’s worth every penny it cost me! Least she’s not milking the album with numerous re releases and deluxe editions, like SO many would have done! Go Adele!
This is once n a lifetime thing.
She shows no body parts.
She shows no gimmicks
She dont dance and shake her ass.
And who is the leading female in the game?? Gaga and beyonce. Smh. How could they even show there face anymore.
Gaga and beyonce have been doing tricks and gimmicks frm day 1, then here comes a young lady who have no big producers and no naked acts, and she shits on the face of both leading ladies.
IK DAMN WELL YOU DID NOT SAY S*** ABOUT BEYONCE COMPARE TO ADELE. BEYONCE IS THE QUEEN I BET NONE OF ADELE SONGS ARE BETTER THEN BEYONCE DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE ALBUM NOW ONLY REASON SHE DID SO GO ITS BECAUSE SHE HAVE WHITE PEOPLE DON’T YOU EVER COMPARE ADELE TO THE QUEEN ADELE JUST A CRY BABY SHE GOT EVERYONE FEELING SORRY FOR HER THAT IS WHY SHE SELLING MORE
Boy shut up! F****** problem with you fanatical hive fans, think everyone has to share your brain cells and opinions.
Oh! Whatta amazing b******* xDDDD
Beyonce is a lyp-sincing fraud, a fame w****. The half of her awards and recognitions are bought by her dad and her husband.
She’s emotionless and false from the beginning to the end.
Her live performances are awful, her vocals (even recorded) is shrill.
Adele farted, s***, queefed and whatever else all over Beyonce in 2011. She went diamond because she focused on quality instead of quantity. Because of this, she will continue to break records for years to come. With Beyonce’s latest antics at both the inauguration and the superbowl, I think her time at the top has come to an end, and rightfully so.
LAST TIME I CHECK YOU CAN’T BUY AWARDS BECAUSE IF SHE DID SHE WOULD HAVE WON AN AWARD AT THE GRAMMYS AND WOULD HAVE TAKE ALOT OF AWARDS A
Last time I checked the talented don’t always get awards, hence why Katy Perry is winning. That applies to your gave too : D
Her album is amazing. I love Adele. <3
Congrats to her. It has been amazing and I hope it happens with more acts in the business
I feel like it should stop here though. It´s not like the album deserves to surpass 25 million copies worldwide like if it were one of the biggest masterpieces in music history, cos it´s great but not that type of masterpiece
albums don’t stop selling just because some people feel they don’t deserve to exceed a certain number of sales.
britney’s fans are no doubt getting pressed because adele’s getting close to the sales of her debut album. they always brag that no one now could possibly sell that many albums again.
I agree! But I hope you weren´t thinking I was a Britney fan right? haha
Congrats to her for her accomplishment this
here is a big pucking deal for real. Now let the
shyt talkers “Take A Bow”!!!!!!
Her stans r probably gonna hate me for this but im kinda over Adele. I think she sings well but so do other singers. I think everyone is so amazed by Adele honestly is because she is a white woman who sings like a black woman with soul in her voice. Go to any church in the south and u will here voices that rival adeles or sound just as good. I listened to her album and i wasnt that impressed, other than whats hit the radio.
I’m tired of these racist nonsense.
If she’s fenomenally popular only because she’s white singing like black, why Robin Thicke, Joss Stone and lotsa other white artists sounding black ain’t so popular?
Because it ain’t about race, but folks need to find excuses to make themselves feel better somehow. Smh, no one says ‘Its cause she’s black’ when a black singer succeeds.
Good that shes done so well but I think shes overrated. I dont have a problem with her and I think shes talented but nothing about her is original and all her music sounds the same and she sings about the same thing. I personally think Amy Winehouse was a much better singer and had better music.
RIP to my talented, crazy, radical ,and fun DIVA Amy Winehouse! She had a uniqueness to her sound although she openly admitted she “BARROWED” everything from the 60’s artists (Sarah Vaughan, QUEEN Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Washington etc)!
*** I don’t care what anyone says, “Back To Black” tops both Adele’s CDs! I still rock that 2007 CD in 2012!
I agree with you. I liked Amy better too. Amy was raw, uncensored, hip, crazy. She was messy but it fit her music. I loved Back to Black. I liked her style, that huge ass behive and those 60’s dresses. Amy was awesome. Its sad drugs and alchohol killed her talents and she was never able to get herself together. Adele will have a huge hill to climb with trying to repeat the success of “21”. Its not easy and even MJ couldnt repeat the same success as “Thriller”.
Lots of these arists out right now aren’t original- B, Gaga- yet that hasn’t stopped them from succeeding!
Adele is really starting to annoy me now. And when she rereleases 21 it’s going to be another 22million copies #braceyourselfpeople 🙁
Ok im sicka this b****. Enuf already!
Why are you here and even comment here?
Go fack yourself, thank you in advance 😉
This fat H** is an AVERAGE singer
She has that same boring range on every song
She’s nothing but HYPE & it will die 😉
well..I love Adele and happy for her success…There are other good acts out there, but they are not given radio play on any formats…Adele has become part of pop culture and 21 is the album you have to have…it’ll sell w/o promo because it’s a true classic…my main problem is with the lack of letting other different and good acts have a chance on radio….you can’t keep a healthy music industry with just one true blockbuster artist…in the 80’s multiple acts were selling 20 million plus albums…Congrats to Adele though, well deserved
Exactly my point!
There are lots of big selling artists. It’s just that when that ONE album comes along that stands out from the rest, ppl will buy it. Everyone their turn, evry yr there’s an artist that has more success thn the rest, whether they be new or not- Gaga, James Blunt, Furtado…
All the lame posts you start with ‘Winning’ and not this one?
THIS is winning, everyone else is just doing okay by Adele standards.
Good for her. This is also a lesson to other stars. If you make songs that people believe in they WILL buy your album. People bought her album because they knew it wasn’t 3 good songs wrapped around 7 other songs of b*******.
Adele has shown us what music used to be like when it wasn’t the singles people heard but the music they didn’t that got them so excited.
Im with Sammie…enuf al-damn-ready
What the sweet f***.
She’s wiped out careers with this album lol.
I can’t begin to think the hype/sales of what her third album will do!
IK DAMN WELL YOU DID NOT SAY S*** ABOUT BEYONCE COMPARE TO ADELE. BEYONCE IS THE QUEEN I BET NONE OF ADELE SONGS ARE BETTER THEN BEYONCE DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE ALBUM NOW ONLY REASON SHE DID SO GO ITS BECAUSE SHE HAVE WHITE PEOPLE DON’T YOU EVER COMPARE ADELE TO THE QUEEN ADELE JUST A CRY BABY SHE GOT EVERYONE FEELING SORRY FOR HER THAT IS WHY SHE SELLING MORE. ONLY REASON BEYONCE DIDN’T SELL THAT MUCH CAUSE SHE BLACK AND HER ALBUM IS ALL RNB GET IT TOGETHER PEOPLE
beyonce suck and wat
Adele sells albums, Rihanna sells singles. What does Beyonce sell nowadays?
Rihanna sells singles?! LMFAO. Katy Perry sells singles. All Rihanna’s singles failed on Talk That Flop era (bar We Found Drugs).
Why does it always have to be a compparism thing?
Maybe i am not hearing the samething when i listen to this album, because i just don’t see all the hype its good, but not great.
Not original, but great.
Actually, the album came out a year ago. It’ll be 2 years old in 2013 but is not yet 2. TGJ really needs to hire new writers that’ll do their homework
It came out two years ago, they released it in the UK first so they weren’t lying. I was confused too then i went on wikipedia.
If this pass whitney houston “The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album” that has 44 million sold. Then she is overrated about whitney is in another class and shits on her don’t care if you dislike like facts.
If she surpasses Whitney´s album The Bodyguard that would make “21” the best selling album by a female in history…. and that would be b******* and really unfair. She´s great but it´s enough now.
I doubt it’ll sell that much, but hey, who knows?
It wont sell that much
Ok so I see EVERYONE is delusional.
So the album has been out for a year + and is still selling like it should in it’s first months. Isn’t it funny that Gaga, Britney, Rihanna, Beyonce, Nicki and everyone else are not having the same sales they used to but ADELE is slaying effortlessly without promotion?
I’ll say what everyone is thinking.
Her label is buying all those copies of “21” just to break records. She had a lot of hype about her last year, but now that the album has been out for all this time and it’s still not slowing down it should show you FOOLS THAT IT’S FAKE. NOBODY sells all those copies in this economy. IT’S FAKE!
Adele fat ass can have a seat. Her voice is “ok” and all her songs are the same. Seems like the world was just desperate to have a white woman who has a “so so” voice reign supreme.
I”m over her and her 21,000 pound ass.
GET MAD CUZ I’M TELLING THE TRUTH!
Exactly what I was thinking! If anybody had any common sense they would realize that about after the first seven or eight months of the album selling over 100K copies a week you would realize that everybody already has it!
GO F*** YOURSELF, ADELE IS THE GREATEST SINGER OF THIS GENERATION AND YOU CAN’T EVEN ADMIT IT.
FACK YOU OFF, YOU’RE RUDE AS F*** AND I BET YOU’RE NOT SKINNY.
OH, AND SHE MAKES MUSIC FOR THE EARS, NOT FOR THE EYES, IF YOU DON’T LIKE HER OR HER VOICE, GO AND F*** YOURSELF AND LET US ENJOY THIS PLEASURE
THANKS IN ADVANCE 😉
YOU LAUGH AT HER WEIGHT, SHE LAUGHS AT YOU BANK ACCOUNT HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA
I hope you judge yourself because you’re a dumbass. You must think record companies like throwing their money away. WTF would they buy their album and put NO money in their pocket? WHY would they be pressed over album sales if her first album didn’t sell that much and they STILL support her. Why do you think Rihanna, gaga, & f****** Britney Spears??? with a teenage audience would have the same support as an artist who everyone from teenagers to adults loves her music?
LOL THats so funny because I would think the same thing when TGJ would post weekly figures of how many more billions “21” sold over the past week. I would scratch my head like “R the same ppl buying this album over and over”. Her numbers baffle me as well. No one is selling those many albums this day and age.
Her record company should really stop buying those albums before people start getting suspicious
Everyone loves Adele’s voice, and her songs are written right from the heart. That’s why almost everyone loves adele. And I bet you don’t see iTunes charts either, she’s on top 10 after more than 60 weeks…
That’s not company buying. And I don’t think so just cause XL Records are an independent company. They don’t actually care what’s going on this album 😉
Y’all stay with the stupid comments.
You think a record company would sacrifice millions in sales by taking money out of their pocket and throwing it away.
Smh, simple thoughts.
Lmao These R****** fans stay mad and pressed lmao. Lets see, KING B has had 4 albums sell 10 million or more. Adele has one and will probably see more. Ricrack, with all her 11#s have not one. Thats why she will never b a true pop superstar seller. Her name will never join the likes of Mariah, Alicia Keys, KING B, Lady Gaga, Christina, Britney, Usher, Adele and a couple others that push 1 or more albums over 10 million, this generation. Shes a single artist. And thats where shes gonna stay. Her whole 80 million records sold. Are mostly from singles. When KING B’s 140 million is from huge album sales and singles. Ricrack is a joke. Always will b.
adele as of now is shitting on b 22 million in a year. Never will b do that moron. I don’t even like adele but yes she is as of now on another level.
digger bey can keep on digging and dont stop digging until you find Bey a number one single and some extra units for 4.
What? What the hell are you doing trying to put Beyonce on teh same level of album sellers as Mariah and the rest? Are you mad Adele entered that group so soon?
Neither Rihanna nor Beyonce belong there. You act all crazy just cos one of Beyonce´s albums sold a little bit more than 10 million copies wordwide, only one. While the other huge acts sold 10 million only in the USA and 20-25-30 million wordwide. Stay mad
I like Adele’s music. I never thought she would b this successful though. I remember when she won The Grammy for best mew artist and how happy i was for her. I always though Amy would reign supreme as the queen of British Soul. Now that gal was a pure superstar. Anyway, im happy for her. I know shes gonna cherish this era. Sells like this, comes around like this every blue moon. And its surprising how most of the albums that have sold this much, are from 2004 Confessions to early 2000s Opps I Did It Again, with most from the 90s, 80s, and 70s. It just goes show u music is on life support and no one is making classic albums!
I Don’t Like 21, Cause is Depresses Me, But I’m Happy Talent Winning!!!!!
Congratulations to Queen ADELE. Artists nowadays dont sell those numbers anymore. Adele is teaching all those talentless gimmick using popstars a lesson. stop with ur B******* and actually let ur music speak and GET TALENT!!!!
Adele is talented & we are blessed to have an artist of her magnitude in this sad era of music. 21 is masterpeice, a classic, and arguably a legendary album. it has impacted pop culture and the album can appeal to everyone who has gone through heartbreak or bad relationship. Adele voice is the voice of the gods. she does not need gimmicks, tricks, promo, s** appeal, etc to sell her music. she let the music speaks for itself and the music is definately reaching through buyers and they can feel the emotion and raw power within her voice. Call her FAT or UGLY but she is slaying your faves effortlessly. stay mad BUM haters. ADELE IS THE VOICE OF THIS GENERATION.
She is so overrated. No doubt she can sing better than most artists out today but her voice is nothing special. She has no range and sounds the same in every song. All of her songs talk about the same thing. I will also add this album to my “overrated” albums list. The media hyped this album up but it was nothing special, certainly no masterpiece. There’s no originality in her music.
Um, your comment was spot exept for the “no range” part. Every singer has some kind of range, no matter how little or how much it is. Every vocalist has their vocal limitations
Im waiting for her to realase “one and only” Come on Adele, Im waiting:) and then “Turning Tables”…..
Since when did u have to strip your clothes off and sing about nothing but s** and drugs just to be successful much less talented? People these days have confused talent with gimmick and that’s sad. Adele had to work her ass off with this album in terms of writing it, producing and recording it so it deserves all this success.
I have more black friends than I do any other race and I’m white and they all love this album so quit hating because your faves could never match Adeles talent or success. What it took Rihanna 7 years and 6 cds to sell, Adele accomplished that from just 1 album.
I hate when closet racist such as yourself use that typical line “I have black friends” Yet in the same sentence turn around and throw s*** at a black artist RIHANNA when adele hasn’t only out-sold rihanna but she has out-sold white artist who have been putting out albums longer than her. So for you to only single out a black artist speaks volumes .. jealous much?
Overated fat chick
GO F*** YOURSELF, ADELE IS THE GREATEST SINGER OF THIS GENERATION AND YOU AREN’T EVEN ABLE TO ADMIT IT.
FACK YOU OFF, YOU’RE RUDE AS F*** AND I BET YOU’RE NOT SKINNY. AND BY THE WAY, YOU LAUGH AT HER WEIGHT WHEN SHE LAUGHS AT YOU BANK ACCOUNT HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA
OH, AND SHE MAKES MUSIC FOR THE EARS, NOT FOR THE EYES, IF YOU DON’T LIKE HER OR HER VOICE, GO AND F*** YOURSELF AND LET US ENJOY THIS PLEASURE
THANKS IN ADVANCE 😉
No offense..cause i like Adele..but damn who the flux is still buying that album..damn
Your answer: Timeless album. 😉
Who’s overrated is that S*** Rihanna and narcissitic Gaga.
The most OVERRATED artist of ALL TIME. PERIOD
She just a little OVERRATED She not the most OVERRATED artist of ALL TIME. its sad how she can sell but no one other then her can sell in 2012. wtf is going on. back in the days it was 4 people at one time selling 15- 20m not 1
Adele is amazing. Albums use to sale like this. When you have it all, and the music connects this is the result. Keep doing your thing Adele.
The reason Adele is selling because OLD and Young are buying her albums, stans fans, navy, hive, monsters, barbs and all are buying her albums. There are 7 billion people on earth so of DUH people are still buying her albums, use your brains.
ADELE IS THE GREATEST SINGER OF THIS GENERATION AND YOU AREN’T EVEN ABLE TO ADMIT IT
NOBODY’s able to admit that lame s***, because it’s so f*****’ lame.
Adele is not, and will never be a greater performer than Beyonce, and the whole world knows that.
Have you heard “Listen” by Beyonce?
Have you heard “Love on Top”?
CAN Adele do any of them???
And I don’t agree with @BLOGAHOLIC that she’s overrated, I STAN for her first album, but did you say “She’s laughing at your bank account” with a straight face? I mean…seriously??? Are you comparing an international artist’s bank account to a @BLOGAHOLIC’s bank account???