Adele's '21' breaks Nielsen SoundScan record
February 22nd, 2012
01:35 PM ET

Adele's '21' breaks Nielsen SoundScan record

Adele has double the reason to celebrate coming off her two wins at Tuesday's Brit Awards: The singer's unstoppable sophomore album, "21," has pulled off its largest sales week in its one-year history.

The record, released Stateside a year ago today, saw a 207 percent increase in sales after picking up six Grammys on February 12. In its post-Grammys sales week, 730,000 copies of "21" were sold.

This also leads to another record for the 23-year-old Brit songstress: Thanks to her post-Grammys boost, it's the biggest sales week following a Grammys win in Nielsen SoundScan's history, which goes back to 1991.

Norah Jones previously pulled off a similar feat in 2003 with her album, "Come Away With Me," which sold 621,000 copies after she won five Grammys that year.

And while we're talking about Adele, we'll also point out that "21" has also had 21 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1.

In other Brit music news, Beatles fans who've been bootlegging ringtones of the band's greatest hits can now go legit: iTunes is selling all 27 of the group's U.K. and U.S. No. 1 hits as ringtones. We'd opt for "Hello, Goodbye," ourselves.


Filed under: Adele • Awards Season • Celebrities • Music

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. kabam

    her voice is amazing!

    February 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. @robin

    What in the world is a "heffer" pig?

    February 23, 2012 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. Leucadia Bob

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeEiEYKaX0s&w=640&h=390]

    February 22, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lonnie

    I bought that CD and it is good, but it is not great. This next year will really tell her story. I don't think her success is going to be long term. Even Gaga is getting old. Nora Jones did the same thing and fizzed out.

    February 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Snors

    Ive been listening to this album since it came out and quite franky im sick of it! I'm all Adele'd out
    And now with this boost in sales, I'm gonna be hearing it for at least another 6 months
    Don't get me wrong.. its a great album but i cant handle anymore someone like yewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    February 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. carrieanne

    What does her size have to do with the fact that she has an award winning voice?! Im sure all you idjits putting her down are a perfect model size and have bank accounts to rival Michael Dells! Nope? Didnt think so. Stfu and go do your homework.

    February 22, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Batman

    what a fat biotch1

    February 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Richard Fore

    Yea but she has pretty engage ring on.

    February 22, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. cnnlicksit

    She's fat.

    February 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |

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