Sunday, May 26, 2024

Adele Closes in on 10 Million Copies Sold for “21” Album


Adele is bracing for a couple of big milestones this fall. She’s pregnant, and maybe due in a month to six weeks. That’s lovely. But the other news is that her ubiquitous “21” album is closing in 10 million units sold in the United States. So far she’s sold 9.7 million copies. That leaves just 300,000 to go. The way she’s going, all that will take is 10 to 12 weeks. Although with Adele, you never know–there could be another sudden upswing in sales. This week. “21” sold 25, 648 copies according to, and finished 9th for the week. Meanwhile, everyone waits–not just for the baby and the 10 mil mark– but to see if Adele has the theme song for the James Bond movie “Skyfall.” As much as everyone anticipates a new James Bond film, the theme song is incredibly important. Since recent themes from Alicia Keys and others have been disappointments, an Adele track is much desired!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News