Monday, April 15, 2024

Pop Charts: Adele Sells Another 300K Copies of “25,” Beatles and Sinatra Hit the Top 20


Adele, Adele, Adele. Hitsdailydouble says she sold 293,000 copies of “25” between Christmas and New Years. Billboard says it was 307K. Let’s split the diff and say 300K. Adele has sold over 7 million copies through December 31st. She’s on her way to 8 mil.

On amazon, Adele occupies most of the top 5 with her “25” CD, “21” CD, and vinyl edition of “25.” That’s right– her LP. Hah!

Also in the top 20 Christmas week, the Beatles “1” CD remastered version from this year, and a Frank Sinatra greatest hits collection. Capitol Records’ catalog department is really on the ball with reissues. Plus, they have the two greatest acts in pop history.

Will anything ever topple Adele’s run at number 1? Nothing that’s known. If some artist has a surprise release– maybe Beyonce– that might do it. But there aren’t any other superstar acts right now with Adele’s depth artistically and demographically. A new Justin Timberlake? Maybe. But basically, we’re stuck with Miss Adele for some time to come. A new single comes this week, too.

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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