Monday, July 15, 2024

Sky Falls! Coldplay Snaps Adele Streak at Number 1 After 14 Days and 4 Million Copies


Shocker! Adele has been toppled. The wild ride of “25” has been interrupted. After 14 days and a record 4 million plus copies, Adele’s third album has been overtaken at number 1 on iTunes.

The new king of the hill? Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams.” The group’s new album was released yesterday, just as Adele’s amazing feat of having sold 1 million copies for two weeks in a row was announced.

The Queen is dead! Long live the kings!
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She is, however, still Number 1 on Amazon.

Of course, Adele could easily snap back into first place on iTunes after the Coldplay novelty has worn off. But really, “25” has sold so many copies this had to happen. Who doesn’t have a copy of it by now? Just people in isolated villages in the far reaches of the Andes, Amazon, Africa, and island chains in the Pacific. And Martians, although they may also have some there.

Is Adele rolling in the deep? No, because I don’t even know what means. She is rolling in the dough. And probably relieved. I’m a little sad it happened, sort of like Cal Ripken. But this may all revert in a few hours. Note the time: 6:30am, Saturday December 5. The world weeps.


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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