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So many names I've never heard before in my life.
Even one (maybe two) months ago I didn't even know who this Adele chick is.

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Barozi said:
So many names I've never heard before in my life.
Even one (maybe two) months ago I didn't even know who this Adele chick is.

Same here, I often wonder how see became such a mega hit. See has a great voice, sure, but so do many others that didn't get nearly the same attention.



pezus said:
Barozi said:
So many names I've never heard before in my life.
Even one (maybe two) months ago I didn't even know who this Adele chick is.

Same here, I often wonder how see became such a mega hit. See has a great voice, sure, but so do many others that didn't get nearly the same attention.

I think it's because what she sings feels real and right now this is incredibly refreshing in the sea of songs about partying, clubbing, drinking and dancing. Don't get me wrong, I love these kind of songs but Adele's heartfelt songs really stand out from the lot.



From Hits Daily Double (a company that accurately tracks US weekly sales:

ADELE, WHITNEY HEAT UP: It’s the perfect storm for six-time Grammy winner Adele’s XL/Columbia album 21, as the release explodes at retail, marking a year since its release last Feb. Judging by how sales settle after the post-Grammy, post-Valentine’s Day rush, Adele should do, conservatively, between 550-600k this week—her best to date—making her #1 for the, coincidentally, 21st week, tying the Soundscan mark set by MC Hammer’s Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em in 1990. And, ironically, bettering the 20 weeks logged at #1 by the late Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard soundtrack. Adele's previous album, 19, and live DVD are also catching fire in the marketplace. 


man-bear-pig said:

From Hits Daily Double (a company that accurately tracks US weekly sales:

ADELE, WHITNEY HEAT UP: It’s the perfect storm for six-time Grammy winner Adele’s XL/Columbia album 21, as the release explodes at retail, marking a year since its release last Feb. Judging by how sales settle after the post-Grammy, post-Valentine’s Day rush, Adele should do, conservatively, between 550-600k this week—her best to date—making her #1 for the, coincidentally, 21st week, tying the Soundscan mark set by MC Hammer’s Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em in 1990. And, ironically, bettering the 20 weeks logged at #1 by the late Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard soundtrack. Adele's previous album, 19, and live DVD are also catching fire in the marketplace. 

550k for the US only that's incredible! I wonder how she'll do worldwide.



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TruckOSaurus said:
man-bear-pig said:

From Hits Daily Double (a company that accurately tracks US weekly sales:

ADELE, WHITNEY HEAT UP: It’s the perfect storm for six-time Grammy winner Adele’s XL/Columbia album 21, as the release explodes at retail, marking a year since its release last Feb. Judging by how sales settle after the post-Grammy, post-Valentine’s Day rush, Adele should do, conservatively, between 550-600k this week—her best to date—making her #1 for the, coincidentally, 21st week, tying the Soundscan mark set by MC Hammer’s Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em in 1990. And, ironically, bettering the 20 weeks logged at #1 by the late Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard soundtrack. Adele's previous album, 19, and live DVD are also catching fire in the marketplace. 

550k for the US only that's incredible! I wonder how she'll do worldwide.

I'd say about 800-850k! Ridiculous sales.



Album Chart
week 8 / 2012 - February 25
the top-selling albums according to global
sales figures and national album charts
issue date: February 16, 2012
copyright (C) 2012 - all rights reserved

 

2 / 1
week 55
Adele - 21 8
XL Recordings - 369.000 - 33 weeks at No.1 - Largest Sales Increase
Van Halen - A Different Kind Of Truth
Interscope - 284.000 - Hot Shot Debut
1 / -
week 2
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
Stranger / Interscope - 198.000
 
L'arc-En-Ciel - Butterfly
Kioon Records Japan - 171.000
Paul McCartney - Kisses On The Bottom
Hear Music - 155.000
3 / -
week 2
Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
Columbia - 116.000
 
The Fray - Scars & Stories
Epic - 93.000
6 / 4
week 17
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto 2
Parlophone / Capitol - 76.000
Whitney Houston - The Greatest Hits 2
RCA - 68.000
13 / 12
week 69
Adele - 19 2
XL Recordings - 60.000

11 / 15
week 34
LMFAO - Sorry For Party Rocking
Interscope - 59.000
Dierks Bentley - Home
Capitol Nashville - 58.000
7 / 7
week 12
Rihanna - Talk That Talk 
Def Jam - 54.000
 
8 / 6
week 10
Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures 
Island - 49.000
 
14 / 10
week 24
David Guetta - Nothing But The Beat
EMI Music - 49.000
10 / 8
week 10
Black Keys - El Camino
Nonesuch - 49.000
Maverick Sabre - Lonely Are The Brave
Mercury - 45.000
22 / 30
week 13
Kelly Clarkson - Stronger
RCA - 42.000
16 / 16
week 13
Drake - Take Care
Cash Money - 41.000
17 / 13
week 63
Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans 2
Elektra / Warner Bros. - 41.000
15 / 23
week 9
Gotye - Making Mirrors
Universal Music Australia - 36.000
 
4 / -
week 2
Ayaka - The Beginning
A Station / Avex Trax - 35.000
 
Xavier Naidoo - Danke Fürs Zuhören
Naidoo Records / Tonpool Germany - 34.000
18 / 22
week 12
Nickelback - Here And Now
Roadrunner - 33.000
 
Air - Le Voyage Dans La Lune
Virgin - 33.000
40 / 37
week 22
Lady Antebellum - Own The Night
Capitol Nashville - 30.000
21 / 20
week 4
Kidz Bop Kids - Kidz Bop 21
Razor & Tie - 28.000
 
20 / 19
week 25
Foster The People - Torches
Startime / Columbia - 28.000
 
- / -
week 10
One Direction - Up All Night
Syco Music - 28.000
- / -
week 11
Soundtrack - Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1
Chop Shop / Atlantic - 28.000
23 / 18
week 15
Florence & The Machine - Ceremonials
Universal Republic / Island - 28.000
 
25 / 28
week 21
Ed Sheeran - Plus
Asylum - 28.000
 
26 / 24
week 9
Skrillex - Bangarang
Big Beat / Atlantic - 27.000
 
19 / 5
week 3
Tim McGraw - Emotional Traffic
Curb - 27.000
 
- / -
week 37
Jason Aldean - My Kinda Party 
Broken Bow - 26.000
33 / 29
week 38
Lady GaGa - Born This Way 2
Interscope - 26.000
- / 17
week 2
Various Artists - Chimes Of Freedom (2 disc set + 4 disc set)
Amnesty International - 25.000
Serrat & Sabina - La Orquesta Del Titanic
Sony Music Spain - 25.000
Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
4AD / Beggars Group - 25.000
- / -
week 6
Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines
Capitol Nashville - 24.000

albums with sales gains this week     albums with global sales of 2 million copies


Do you know what Adele is at lifetime with 21?

 

Seece said:
Do you know what Adele is at lifetime with 21?


17,389,000. Plus about 800k next week, I think this will reach 25million lifetime. Which is absurd sales in today's market!



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Seece said:
Do you know what Adele is at lifetime with 21?

The week before she "[broke] through the 17 million border with the total sales" so with these sales she must be at 17.4 - 17.5 million.

@m-b-p: These numbers include sales up to Saturday February 11th right?