Monday, 23 November 2015

MUSIC: Adele’s Album To Break Records After First Day Sales

Adele’s long-awaited album 25 has registered one of the biggest first day sales totals of all time in the UK.

Released on Friday (November 20), it had reached 300,000 sales by midnight, according to figures from the Official Charts Company.

Take That’s Progress hit 217,500 sales on its first day, while Oasis’s Be Here Now sold 424,000 copies.

They are the only two albums ever to have sold more than 500,000 copies in a week in the UK.

Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot said: “With this mammoth first day sales tally, Adele has taken a further step towards greatness.

“Over the next few days we will find out whether it can pass the magic half a million sales mark.”

It’s a similar picture in the United States where forecasters are predicting she will sell at least 2.5 million copies in the first week.

Since officials started tracking album sales like this, only Justin Timberlake’s nineties boy band NSYNC has managed to achieve opening sales of over two million.

These figures come despite the news that Adele won’t be making the album available on music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.

The Official Albums Chart include audio streams in their weekly tallies for album sales.

The 27-year-old’s previous albums 19 and 21 as well as her current single Hello are still available for streaming although she initially withheld her album 21 because the service refused to limit the songs to paying subscribers. 
 
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