Adele's "Rolling" in album sales for the second year in a row.
The Brit singer's sophomore record, "21," was the top-performing album of the year with 4.41 million copies sold, reports Billboard.
This is the second time she's pulled off the feat, as "21" was also the best-selling album of 2011. That year, 5.82 million copies of "21" were purchased.
It's impressive, and it's also a record. This is the first time the same album has been the top seller in the United States two years in a row since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.
"21" first appeared on the Billboard 200 chart on March 21, 2011, and hasn't dropped out of the top 40 since.
In second place for the best-selling album of 2012 was Taylor Swift with 3.11 million sold of her latest effort, "Red."
Gotye, meanwhile, can lay claim to having the top-selling digital song of 2012 with "Somebody That I Used to Know," which sold 6.8 million copies.
I love adele she's so talented
Ura sicko alvarez
I wouldn't mind watching her take a massive poop either. Veins popping out, breaking into a slight sweat. So hot...
Go back to EQ2 Avlie...they miss u
video is awsome...
Yea im leaving
i love - she's the best
Believe it or not i still havent heard any of her songs
Then you must be leaving in Guantanamo
You're very lucky kaesie, Adele is terrible, I don't see how she sold ANY albums.
If she married me, at least one of us would be very happy.
OK I WOULD LOVE TO WATCH HER TAKE A DUMP
Amen to her! I love how she seems to have a style and charisma yet has substance. A great balance!
50th year video...yes!!!!!
this is the one...maybe friends 50th video also. tom crooze and joanna–drums and percussion you!
band, choir, everybody..we can do this at yootah benefit also
is very attractive and is much more moden then before - she's not a typical frump that we see more and more nowadays..
i love adele and that voice ... wow
Adele is the best in the business.
and well deserved and she has the perfect marriage.
Adele is an amazing artist + her talent in song writing is refreshingly origanal, not only does she sing + write but she also plays her music, unlike the menial canned rap crap that is computerized + or played by someone or something else try + learn to play an instrument + then play it + sing at the same time in front of thousands then critique
and she's not a lazylo either...good for her
Rap as a genre is better than singer/songwriter to me. Adele is talented though, definitely the real deal. I respect that especially with all of the taylor swifts and rihannas out there these days.
Adele has a long career ahead of her...she's not like most women today who sit in front of a computer all day
her music is wonderful, her voice superior to any voice i have ever heard. you women have to stop being jealous of perfect marriages also. goodness.
adele is the best and her husband seems like a doll and they appear to have the perfect marriage.
This talent of yours is really superb.
Adele can sing and also has the perfect marriage. they worship each other and i adore that.
this woman is not lazy thats for sure.
is the most famous artist of all time. i can't stand jealous people
and their educational backgrounds..who are you..i just completed college and everyone finds you insulting.
what have you dont' for your country that is so wonderful.
Oh, you completed college? College must've gotten very easy, then, because you are unable to even use the comment section correctly, here. Please go ice youself.
Great album, well deserved kudos for Adele.
she makin money. she makin money hatas! um...that's all I can say because i am a typical uneducated american who can't structure a compelling argument while defending the indifensible...but she makin money! you know nothin cuz she makin money.
I don't hate her. In fact, I like her so much I want to pop her poop in my pie hole.
No one deserves this hate that you people are giving her. she is great and no matter what you do cant hurt her. SO STOP SENDING HATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would like to dine on her butt nuggets.
adele has class and she has an interesting voice
She is rolling in the deep 4 some1 like u rumor has it she is chasing papers b4 skyfall.
Does anyone wander why Taylor Swift likes dating young boys. She's a creep and I feel like she has some serious issues. She jumps from one boy to the next,that girl has been around the block and back. Tramp is the word I use to describe her.just coz your music sells doesn't mean you get a pass at being a ho
love her voice, style, percussions...great talent
she's cool n all but I don't get how she is moving all these units. is she touring or something?
Her music is actually about music, not radio plays. Its genuine and in concert breathtaking. Doesn't hurt she had a huge Grammy year at the beginning of 2012. So people got to know her all over again. She hasn't toured since then. She got married and had a kid. The other artists were just studio pop artists.
Catchy tune. Congratyes to Adeley.
Love Adele pure talent all the way!!
@Propervillain You're absolutely right. This is music at its best, for the day&age we live in. The awful mess they claim to be music, isn't! Adele raw somewhat raspy voice is calm, soothing, controlled, and elegant. She deserves it.
No she doesn't. All she does is say the same line over and over for 3.5 minutes. He voice is annoying and she has no skill. I'm the same way! And you don't see me singing. Adele, do us all a favor a go away.
RUmor has it
Love Adele she's the best...hahahaha...
This is unfortunate, Adele is terrible and needs to shut her mouth. How do people not realize this?
faw down go boom again..ha.
Really beyonce and rihanna got better voice than adele?please please compare adele with the likes of late houston.
Beyonce has a 3 note range on a good day. But to be fair they're both about as graceful as rhinos.
@Berticode-Adele writes her own songs. Do Rihanna and Beyonce do this as well or are they just recording artists?
adele was the opening act for john mayer at a 2008 concert that i was at,i dont like her music
You went to a John Mayer concert, so your opinion is disqualified.
Adele you go girl.
She's white that's the only reason why she's famous. Her voice is ok but Beyonce and Rihanna have way more powerful voices. Adele is trying hard to be like them.
I'm white btw.
Congratulations. You're a white moron. Now come closer so I can take a large steaming poop on your forehead.
Who put the pineapple in my butt?
The woman certainly has pipes.
an opinion. Adele is reflection of the late, great Dusty Springfield. Me thinks Adele gets inspiration from Dusty.
I like Adele music
I'm going to need a sponge.
I haven't eaten corn recently.
Know moose can sing.
There's poop trickling down my leg but it's not mine.
Good for her. It matches the fact that she has the biggest bdonkadonk in Rock.5 pair of Spanx to make her look like a woman at the Grammy's.What a load.
Im so happy someone with real talent has the top spot. Agree 100%
on the way home...can the 2 knuckleheads hear adele.
Well done Adele! I was sure I would open this article to find some fly-by-night hip-hop or R&B artist selling black to urban white kids. But Adele is real and will be a major force for decades.
so Adele can sell to urban white kids and it is OK?
Do you even listen to yourself. You're disgusting in this day and age....
if you calm down....wow who is this eye candy in front of me....be right back...ha
if you calm down....wow who is this eye candy in front of me....be right back...ciao.
I've heard she's got a great voice. Don't know of her music personally.
Oh... your the one, huh?
Prepare to sit in the mens room the rest of your life with you and your myker.
Props to Adele!!! Epic voice from a genuine young lady!
All respect to Adele!
I am glad to hear this. With the c r a p that passes for "music" these days (yes, I am talking to you talentless rap acts....) Adele is a breath of fresh air. Amazing voice, amazing songs. She's the real deal.
@Tim, you have issues. Pretty sure someone like Adele wouldn't give you the time of day. Or any other female with a brain in her head. Now go back to the frat house and leave the grownups alone so we can talk....
Wow she is powerfully unattractive. Almost on the scale of Barbara Streisand ugliness. Sheeeeew.
And she's laughing at you all the way to the bank...
Poor Tim. There are many untalented and yet beautiful singers. I personally would prefer a beautiful voice for my ears to enjoy. Besides, each to his own .... I believe that Barbra Streisand AND Adele have beauty. Maybe you will be more mature in your thiinking when you grow up. One can hope ...
Im sure she wouldn't be interested in your little winkie.
Right tiny Tim?
in case it was you-
2. bring a blanket and pillow....facial, mani, pedi, rollers, pizza, laundrey....i'll be there all day long.
You are mean.......
Greg- I'm pretty sure validating yourself vis-a-vis how much $$ you make ("laughing all the way to the bank") is just as shallow as only looking at her looks- you and tim both lose!
She's actually very attractive, but she chooses to look like a 40-year old divorcee circa 1964. I don't get it, but I don't understand why people have to be so mean and say stuff about what she looks like.. And she has lost weight, but I think the power of her voice, not unlike many singers, is partially due to her size. Overall, for a woman her age who came from such poverty to sit down in a relatively short period of time and writeso many songs that topped the chart and won her numerous awards is beyond impressive.
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