Adele hasn’t even been in the news for nothing more than her being a mommy now. She’s taken some time off, but she hasn’t stopped collecting the monies for her album “21” that has gone DIAMOND status. I didn’t even know such a category existed. “21” has remained on the charts for 43 weeks coming in with a strong 10MiL+ sales. With a voice like hers, I’m surprised it’s taken this long to sell $10MiL copies. Congrats Adele ! Drop down bottom for more numbers.
The last album to sell as many copies in a shorter span of time was ‘N Sync’s “No Strings Attached,” which raced to 10 million in its 43rd week (January 2001). Only one album in the SoundScan era hit 10 million faster: Backstreet Boys’ “Millennium,” in its 39th week in February 2000.
“21” shifted another 28,000 in the past week, bringing its to-date sum to 10,020,000. “21” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and spent 24 non-consecutive weeks atop the tally — the most in the SoundScan era. It hasn’t left the chart since, earning 80 weeks in the top 10. This week, the set moves 31-35.