Thursday, June 20, 2024

Adele Surprises with Final Sales Numbers This Week, 200K Total Including Streaming


It’s just water under the bridge. I told you on Wednesday that Adele was going to sell a “Mere” 150,000 copies of her “25” album.

In the end, including streaming, says it was 204K. Justin Bieber, number 2, sold 127,000 including streaming.

Bieber sold only 55,000 actual copies. The bulk of his number comes from streaming.

Adele had only 30,000 streams. Almost all of it was sales in hand, so to speak. She sold 173,000 CDs and digital downloads.

The rest of the top 10 added up to about Adele’s number including Bieber.

Where IS Adele when these reports come out? Does she just say “F—in’ A,” and have a beer, or what? Is she bathing in Evian? Sleeping on thousand count sheets? It must be a strange feeling.

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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