Monday, June 17, 2024

Adele “30” Drops 34% in Third Week But Sells Another 187K Copies, Remains at Number 1


Adele remains at number 1 today for the third week in a row with her “30” album.

“30” sold another 187,000 copies, most of which were from CDs sold and paid downloads. Only 44,000 streaming equivalent copies are included.

The album dropped 34% from its second week. The hold is good as we head into the holiday season. “30” is likely a good stocking stuffer.

Prognosis is strong because on the current release schedule there are no big new albums coming from recording artists who are stars. Adele has a clear shot right now through February unless someone surprise drops a new album. Beyonce, are you listening?

Meantime, tickets for Adele’s Las Vegas concerts are selling for as much as $40,000. And Adele is promoting her boyfriend’s line of plain white sneakers on Instagram. They’re made by New Balance, which is sort of anti-hip. But good for the actual hips!

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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