Chart Thriller: Adele Shatters Sales Estimates / ’25’ Set For 3 Million US Debut

Published: Wednesday 25th Nov 2015 by Sam

Adele always had a tall task ahead of her topping the gargantuan success of 2011’s ’21.’

However, follow-up effort ’25’ is in itself a bonafide phenomenon.

Released on November 20th, the set has crushed competition past and present, powering ahead of long-standing records and further etching the Brit-bred songbird in the history books.

Almost daily, revisions have been made to just how high the LP Stateside sales have soared to.

The latest figutres will below your mind.

Details below…

According to Hits Daily Double, the album – which was ushered in by lead single ‘Hello’ – is on course to cap off its first full week at retail with Stateside sales of 3.1 million. A number that rises to 3.2-3.4 million when factoring streaming (which now accounts for sales).

It’s important to stress that the streaming component of ’25’s incredible success narrative is limited to streams of ‘Hello.’

As widely reported, the LP itself hasn’t yet been made available to the Spotify‘s, Apple Music‘s, and the like for play (free or premium). What’s more, digital retailers have had to mimic their physical counterparts by only selling the album as a complete package – rather than today’s practice of making individual songs available to buy. ‘Hello,’ the project’s only official single, being the sole exception.

Needless to say, Ms. Adkins is the definition of a smart album artist.

Stay tuned to That Grape Juice for full coverage of Adele’s epic week.

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  1. ?Queen Molly? November 25, 2015

    At this point shes already a certified legend

    • maurice November 25, 2015

      This record of first-week sales will never be broken again, simply because the music industry is already dying out.
      Congratulations to her.
      Now let’s see what Rihanna can do.. xD

      • King Mark111 /.\ November 25, 2015

        But people said the same with Britney and Nsync’s records. People said that albums will never go diamond again, yet this woman is doing it. She came to phuck up the game for EVERYONE’S faves and your fave’s faves.

    • whenindoubtthetruthwillout November 25, 2015

      And she achieved it after only 3 albums!!!!

    • Sweaterz November 26, 2015

      And at this point Beyonce will keep her project under the blanket again and again.
      She cant even defeat Britney or Taylor sales. Why bother to compete with Adele? Right?
      Now i see why Beyonce so desperate to get Adele on her upcoming record.
      I hope Adele will turn it down because it’s just something ‘lowering Adele’s current status’.

      And the best part is, Bey fans trying to drag Rihanna just because she’s releasing an album soon. Well, that’s brave! Rihanna is such a brave girl at this point. You go girl RiRi. We all know ANTI wont outsell 25, well, who the f*** cares?
      Honestly, I love ballad songs on 25 but, lets be real… We need pop and urban songs too. That’s why ANTI should come out faster!

      • HailBeysus November 26, 2015

        Stfu harlet!! Beyonce is damned if she and damned if she don’t with you hating ass Thot’s! All this time its been, she needs to go away the world is tired of her, she’s washed up no one cares for her take a break! Kiii now that Adeles out and Rihanna’s about to release and be crushed y’all calling her brave and asking why Beyonce won’t release during Adele season. The Navy was talking all that shiiit saying RLate was going to out do Beys Self titled numbers and outsell “BEYONCE” well it don’t look like it at this point hahahaha so y’all jumping behind Adele yet again saying Riri is brave! No bitxh her album is long over do, her fans are SEETHING for new music and her relevancy in the music world is very much in jeopardy. Have several seats now hoeeee and recognize Bey’s self titled ain’t even 2 years old yet. She’s right on schedule for when new music is due NEXT YEAR!!

    • truth(Janet is QWEEN, was a hot MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) November 26, 2015

      When will jackie?

      • HailBeysus November 26, 2015

        The Question you should be really asking is “Why hasnt Tranetsaurs Rex!?!?!”

      • LOL November 26, 2015


  2. HailBeysus November 25, 2015

    Damn Adele!!! Go on and annihilate everything and everyone in your path!!! Jesus those first week numbers tho!?!?!? Gurl I can’t with this slayage!!!

    • truth(Janet is QWEEN, was a hot MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) November 26, 2015

      When will bey?

    • HailBeysus November 26, 2015

      When will Tranetsaurs Rex!?!?!?!

      • LOL November 26, 2015


      • HailBeysus November 26, 2015

        @LOL 152 million record’s sold as a SOLO artist, 18 years relevant in the game! Where is the struggle bitxh!?!?!? Sit yo musty ass crusty crotch with flakes falling off down!!!

  3. Jay Jay November 25, 2015

    This is amazing!

  4. ADC143 November 25, 2015

    Have fun competing against her Rihanna. LOL

    • ?Queen Molly? November 25, 2015

      Lmao Adeles 8th week sales will most likely be higher than rihs 1st week sales kiii

      • truth(Janet is QWEEN, was a hot MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) November 26, 2015

        And higher than cici entire career..kii

  5. JJFan1990 November 25, 2015

    Great news..This album is phenomenal and is surely to go diamond. But the sad thing is, even if her next albums don’t sell 1-3 million first week, she will be labeled as a flop if she sells 500-800k first week.

    • TRAVON AUSTIN November 25, 2015

      Now you know what Mariah Carey went through in early 2000s with Glitter 3 million WW and Charmbracelet 5 million WW. All of Mariah’s albums before glitter averaged over 15 million in album sales WW, with a couple of her many biggest selling albums in the 1990s with 32 million(Music Box 1993) and 25 million(Daydream 1995)

  6. Arfa November 25, 2015

    Beyonce is hiding away from Adelephants stamped

    • HailBeysus November 25, 2015

      Kiii more like your girl Riri afraid of Adele thats why she releasing with Samsung and is alleged to be releasing with TIDAL to cover the possible FLOPTROCITIE at bay OOP!!!

      • King Mark111 /.\ November 25, 2015

        How when she’s releasing her album in a few weeks while Beyonce hiding hers til Spring? lol

      • HailBeysus November 25, 2015

        @Mark Bish reading is fundamental M’Kay child! Beyonce nor a representative of hers has stated new music in Spring. TGJ is simply making an assumption on if she could possibly be releasing new music. But BESIDES that isn’t Beyonce still being pictured running in and out of Studios and aren’t producer’s still making statements on how they’re working with her and new music is on it’s way?? Meanwhile month’s ago your girl mentioned her album was done yet didn’t release and kept stalling because janet released then delayed further because Adele released bitxh bye!

  7. Arianator Barb November 25, 2015

    As long as it ends Taylor, I’m more than here for it. Low-key, I always imagine Adele’s voice on bed of lies

    • ?Queen Molly? November 25, 2015

      Girl adele would never work with nicki.

      • Arianator Barb November 25, 2015

        and no one will ever want that stank pum pum of yours but we can both dream Molly

    • Taylor Tori Azalea November 25, 2015

      Go back to jail biitch

      • Carey Like Mariah November 25, 2015

        Don’t come for my manz, Taylor Tart. ?

  8. Rosie November 25, 2015

    The Deadney/NSYNC stans their meltdowns?
    “At least they debuted back when people actually had to go to the store to buy the album!!!1 not just push buy on iTunes”
    And? Death at them acting like music piracy was even half as bad as it is now in 2000. She’s about to break the WW first week sales record in one country alone. Just accept the fact that she slayed everyone, period.

    • Rima November 25, 2015

      When will Lana?

    • DD1G November 25, 2015

      Nsync fans are now adults with jobs and kids. I’m sure most of them don’t care about any of this

      • King Mark111 /.\ November 25, 2015

        More like 30 year old baby mamas because they were being thots in their teen years.

  9. CL is here, HELLO BI+TCHES | 재 이현 김 November 25, 2015

    No woman or man does it like she can.
    And you can’t put a dent in her armor.
    The Queendom, where the kings bow down.
    Beyonce please relinquish your crown.

    • XoMoDe November 25, 2015

      Please change your Avi, because you look like your parents are related.

      • Taylor Tori Azalea November 25, 2015

        Lmao yaaaas Truth dected

    • Taylor Tori Azalea November 25, 2015

      Sis please relinguish your existance and your whole face you look almost like every women and their mother from CHINA

  10. RICHIE_RICH November 25, 2015

    Congrats Adele!!!!

  11. Quinton251 aka Lil Wayne Stan November 25, 2015

    At least she isn’t another Norah Jones. She will definitely go Diamond again in the states.

  12. November 25, 2015

    Gratz to her.

  13. King Mark111 /.\ November 25, 2015

    I rather her have the biggest opening record than a boyband and an ex bubble gum pop girl not android. She’s selling like this because her music crosses all age groups, from 5 to 75. This is when you call a single a QUEEN. When will Beyonce break a record?

    • Taylor Tori Azalea November 25, 2015

      Excuse me but isn’t Beyonce #1 female artist of 00s something your fave will never be
      Tho only record Aliyaah broke was the most tragic death in music-thot-death history but am sure Riri’s will be more horrifying

      • CL is here, HELLO BI+TCHES | 재 이현 김 November 25, 2015

        Sigh, you’re thirst is real

      • Taylor Tori Azalea November 25, 2015

        Lmao change the way you look and then maybe just maybe you can @me
        I can’t feel your face honey

      • shakira stan November 25, 2015

        You are a despicable human and you will die of A*** ….in some slum an agonizing and excruciating death

    • XoMoDe November 25, 2015

      No dear, a better question to ask is “When will Rihanna get her forehead punched in with this already D.O.A. ANTI BS that she’s daring to put out in the midst of all this?” The answer is, in about another week or so! 😉 Have fun reading the comments on THAT article! I’ma be here acting a fool!

  14. FAKE SONGWRITING CREDITS November 25, 2015

    IT’s an Adele world, and I’m loving every second of it, one note Taylor thought she was at the top of the world and Adele brought her back to reality, and beyonce, well she is officially done, Adele outsold her, even with all the hype and marketing, it was all the time the same: Beyonce is the best singer, she is the best dancer, the most beautifull, now where they at, the general public disagrees. LMAOOOOOOOOOOO.

    • Arx November 25, 2015

      Copy and paste. U clown Beyonce yet your worse than her… You can’t even come up with new comments. Literally the same comment in every post on this site. #gurlbye #beyinspired

  15. Theman November 25, 2015

    SHE’S REMARKABLE !!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Taylor swifts number 1 fan!! November 25, 2015

    Great news!! Fellow Londoner ruling the charts!!

    • What now November 25, 2015

      You’re from London?

      • Taylor swifts number 1 fan!! November 26, 2015

        Yes. Lived here all my life!! Great city!!

    • Dem Lessers November 25, 2015

      Too bad your fave could never had that highest selling female record even though she tried very hard, but hey at least she still got the title for biggest thot in Hollywood ?

      • Taylor swifts number 1 fan!! November 26, 2015

        She has a record, being the only artist to have 3 albums to sell a million in their first week in the states. No one in the history of the charts have done that. Taylor Swift is still a massive selling artists, no matter how much Adele sells.
        As for you… Well…

      • HailBeysus November 26, 2015

        @Taylor correction child! Taylor is the only musical act during the NielSen Soundscan era. I highly doubt she’s the only act to sell 1 million copies 3 times first week sales when we have Prince, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, The Supremes, Elvis, Madonna and Barbra Streisand. Its a bogus statement just like music outlets praising Adele for possibly being the first act to sell 1 million copies for a second week. Did everyone just forget about Thriller selling a million copies week after week during its prime????

  17. Truth November 25, 2015

    LOL@Rihanna stans bringing up Beyonce to divert their tears away from how Rihanna just got pummeled into the ground by all this. THAT ho is the one who trying to come up with some abstract way of putting new music out during Adele season and THAT ho is the one who is about to get take a beating worse than any Chris ever gave her. “When will Beyonce?” Ha! Yeah, you go ahead and name drop King B to take your name off of how Rihanna/Anti is currently being walked down the hall to execution. Beyonce and Adele are basically label mates. Sony is not going to let them compete. Rihanna and Roc Nations are the ones about to lose their shirts and get their asses handed back to them! “Rihvember” no more! Teehee.

  18. Taylor Tori Azalea November 25, 2015

    Lmao change the way you look and then maybe just maybe you can @me
    I can’t feel your face honey

  19. @JanetCIARA_ November 25, 2015

    Queen, We are not worthy

  20. No favs, just here for the music November 25, 2015


    Wouldn’t it be crazy if she sold 1 million in her second week?

  21. mr.m November 25, 2015

    Damn!! talk about a slayer.
    but lets be honest. She’s great and all, but for real?? 3 million!!
    I cant even put this together lol!!
    tbch, she is so overrated and over hyped.
    Coz her album is just a good album. nothing more…

    anywho, at least her music is real and I’d rather adele selling 3m other than any other gimmicky flop basic b!tches nowadays.

  22. DIABETES UNBOTHERED November 25, 2015

    lol at beys name in every adele post… as history tells it bey should be flopping but she isnt. Self titled still the highest selling album by a blk artist in 3 years and ANTI wont change that. STAY MAD!

  23. DIABETES UNBOTHERED November 25, 2015

    Am i the only one that thinks Slaydele is beautiful as hell for a overweight white woman. Im sure that helps a lot!

  24. shakira stan November 25, 2015

    Lol the awkward moment when 25 outsells 4 in one week .buhahahaha queen of hoodrats

    • HailBeysus November 25, 2015

      That traggic moment when Adele out sells SHAKIRA and She Wolf in 3 days kiii the self drag sis ????

      • whenindoubtthetruthwillout November 25, 2015

        That tragic moment when a Beyonce stan can’t cope with being outsold!!!

      • HailBeysus November 25, 2015

        @whenindebtsellthatpousay!!! Bitxh Adele has outsold everyone in album sales! There’s no need to cope bitxh! But obviously you need to, that’s why you be on all these post today shading Bey. She got you pressed af and you hiding behind Adele because your fav is most likey a has been or flop kiiii bye bitxh!!

    • LOL November 26, 2015


      • HailBeysus November 26, 2015

        *Yawn* You’re still here riding Adele’s success to shade the queen… sad

      • whenindoubtthetruthwillout November 26, 2015

        You mean ex-queen…sad!!!!

  25. JOHNVIDAL November 25, 2015

    See? This is a real record and not all those invented “records” TGJ likes to talk about and industry has needed to invent to mask the mediocre sales (you know, the supposedly important records Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry or Ariana Grande have broken LMAO). Another diamond album is here for Adele, which makes them two. The likes of Whitney, Celine, Mariah, Madonna and few few artists. So congrats.

    That said: can people wake the hell up??? If Adele can sells these millions when nobody seems to be interested in buying albums due to illegal downloading… how the hell does nobody support the OTHER talented artists out there? It´s a little bit unfair. They don´t even give them a chance at mainstream, radio is populated by generic singles artists and nobody else can get there (except 2 or 3 talented ones… every year?). It´s sad.

    • Slayty Perry (A Very Katy Christmas is Coming) November 25, 2015

      Katy has broken several real records, don’t try it old tired queen.

  26. King Stephy November 25, 2015

    This should be the fastest album EVER, to achieve DIAMOND status. Congrats Adele.

  27. Slayty Perry (A Very Katy Christmas is Coming) November 25, 2015

    Not her 1st week US sales about to surpass Prism’s worldwide sales lmao. This doughy woman is scalping without discrimination left, right, and center. I still don’t use her tho

    • Biting Truth November 25, 2015

      Should be embarrassing for you. Adele is Tiffany’s, while the “K” in Katy stands for K-Mart. How many other discount pop stars do you Stan for?

  28. HurricaneAdele November 25, 2015

    My fav slaying Beyoncé entire career and all of your favs. Hush with the nonsense . She skating on bey, rih, Taylor, justin and anyone else who has forgotten the power of Adele.

    • HailBeysus November 25, 2015

      Kiii another Adele success stan! Best get gone with all that child!

  29. whenindoubtthetruthwillout November 25, 2015

    It looks like Beyonce is no longer the queen!!!

    It’s Adele that should be singing “Bow down b******”!!!!

  30. Theman November 25, 2015

    Nah this album is amazing!!!!!

  31. Honeychildplease November 25, 2015

    When the queen comes to town, everything shuts down!!! Bow down to the real queen lol

  32. #JACKIE November 25, 2015

    Anti won’t even sell 3 million world wide

    • Memz November 26, 2015

      When will Jackie?

      • #JACKIE November 26, 2015

        Never but then again Ciara isn’t a major poop I mean popstar like Rihanna. Alien head should be selling like the other big names but she doesn’t. ?

  33. Royalkev November 26, 2015

    Adele have talent, so I’m glad to see someone like her thriving when we’ve been hit with so many gimmicks inside the last 5 year (the weird Gaga videos, Miley and her wrecking ball/tongue/foam finger, Bieber, Lorde, etc). I’m not sold on Adele being a legend YET (I don’t care how much you sells), sales minus the time doesn’t count! When she gives me a solid 15 years those talks can begin. It’s nothing personal, but I see this as a requirement for every artist.

    People want to bring Bey up on every Adele post, but she has the consistency. She’s had a career! Her sales are wonderful (when you look at today’s market)… Bey’s had the big tours, won the awards, close to breaking “real”, long standing records. It’s the best career we’ve seen in the last 15 years! Period. Adele is well on her way to having a stellar career! I just consider an icon right now (although it’ll fell more complete in 3 years when she hit the 10 year mark). If she continue to prove herself, she’ll be up there with the actual legends one day (Whitney, Janet, Madonna, Sade, Dion, etc). We have to see what the future holds, but it’s obvious that she’s slayiing everything right now!

    • Royalkev November 26, 2015

      *I just consider Adele an icon right now (although it’ll feel more complete in 3 years when she hit the 10 year mark).

  34. Jon November 26, 2015

    At least this s*** could never outsell Thriller.

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