Monday, June 17, 2024

Adele Pre-Orders Break A Record, Sony Thinking 2 Million in Sales Is Possible


Adele is making records and breaking records. Hitsdailydouble reports that pre-orders for “25” are at 500,000, with 100,000 of those coming from Amazon. Sure enough, “25” is number 1 on the Amazon album chart. It’s number 2 on iTunes, but that will change on Friday at 12:01 am.

Last night at Radio City Music Hall, a friend of mine from Sony proposed that Adele could sell upwards of 1 million copies in her first week of sales for “25.” This person then said, “Maybe 2 million, we don’t know.” Wow. This after Justin Bieber and One Direction combined sold 1 million albums this past week. The record biz is back! For now!

Adele currently has all three of her albums on the iTunes top 10, quite a feat. And clips from last night’s show are all over YouTube. Still, I expect the December 3rd NBC special to be highly rated. You want to see the whole hour cut together properly.

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.

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