Adele’s new album, 25, sold 3.38 million copies in its first week in the United States. This is bonkers. That’s more — way more — than any other album has sold in a week since Nielsen started tracking real sales in 1991. Only one other album has sold more than two million albums in a … Continue reading Adele’s Album Sales Are Historically Bonkers
A couple of years ago, it blew my mind that Adele’s 21 had sold more than 100,000 copies per week for what ended up being 45 weeks by the time I stopped paying attention. Back then 21 had cumulative sales of a little over seven million. Well, guess what: it’s still selling. Last week Adele’s … Continue reading Eleven Million Adele Fans Can’t Be Wrong
Are you one of the almost six million people who’ve bought Adele’s 21? If not, there’s no real hurry. You don’t have to rush into the decision. Adele has somehow managed to find at least 100,000 new people to buy her album every week for 32 (non-consecutive) weeks now. At the end of last year, … Continue reading How does Adele keep finding new fans?
UPDATE: Here’s the 2017 Soundscan data.There have been lots of updates, additions, and corrections. This page has old info.Get the latest and greatest!Go now! The big news is that total albums sales actually went up a little for the first time since 2004. Of course, considering the fact that physical CD sales slid another 6% … Continue reading 12 Years of Album Sales: 2011 Year-End Soundscan Data
It’s been a while since we looked at the Billboard 200. What blows my mind is that nine months after it was released, Adele’s album still manages to find 100,000+ new buyers every week. Who are these people who haven’t figured out they want this album by now? 1. Tony Bennett – “Duets II” – … Continue reading Sales: Tony Bennett is on Top of the World, Baby