Friday, July 19, 2024

Update: Adele is Swell with 820K New Sales on “25,” Crossing 6 Million Mark


TUESDAY NIGHT DEC 22: Adele’s final numbers for last were 819,586 including streaming, 786,901 without streaming. She’s way over 6 million copies of “25.” Amazing! She was up 13% over last week thanks to the TV special.


The Adele juggernaut continues. She sold 745,000 copies of her “25” album this week and crossed the 6 million mark. She’s headed to 7 million by December 31st.

Total sales including streaming, according to hitsdailydouble, is 779,000. These are just huge numbers by any account. And Adele is way ahead of anyone else in the top 50. Indeed, she’s out selling the top 50.

Sales of the album are obviously booming, and the NBC special on Monday night can be credited with helping. But the special did nothing for Adele’s individual track sales on iTunes. In fact, “Hello,” fell off its perch at number 1, toppled by digital downloads from “The Voice.”

“Hello” is a middle of the road radio song, and not a Top 40 hit. Adele might have a chance at that with “When We Were Young.” Maybe Sony will start working that single right after New Years.

And let’s not forget the Grammy Awards are coming. Adele will likely be the centerpiece performance of Ken Ehrlich’s show. And that means more sales. Lots more.

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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