Jul 152011
 

Adele only allowed Eminem to hold the title for about a week–the talented singer surpassed his record of one million digital downloads by selling 1,017,000 downloads (as of now). Regardless of when someone breaks her record, she will also always have the 2nd album to ever sell over one million downloads in the U.S.

Her album, 21, is the fastest-selling digital album, and the top album of the year, having sold 2.6 million copies in the U.S. Other impressive stats include that it has held the number one spot on the Billboard 200 for 10 weeks, and has yet to sink lower than the third position on that chart.

Rolling In The Deep has some pretty impressive facts of its own as well. The single sat at number one on the Hot 100 list for seven weeks, and has sold 4.23 million digital copies to be the year’s top selling digital track.

[SOURCE: Billboard]

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  2 Responses to “Adele’s 21: Best Selling Digital Album of All Time”

  1. Rolling In The Deep is such a fantastic song, and it’s great to see that in an age of electro-pop dominated music that something that’s so raw and evocative can hit the top of the charts.  There’s a full “deconstruction” on it at http://www.hitsongsdeconstructed.com that shows what made it tick from the inside out. Definitely check it out when you get a chance!

    • The success the song has had in the charts has been really impressive because it’s so different from anything else out there. Billboard actually has an interesting post about how it is such a successful crossover hit as well–the biggest in 25 years. She’s joined the likes of Michael Jackson and Phil Collins, but they needed multiple songs, while Adele has only had Rolling in the Deep. Very impressive. 

      Link: http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/record-labels/adele-s-rolling-in-the-deep-is-the-biggest-1005277742.story

      I loved your “deconstruction” of the song! Really in depth analysis of every piece of the song. Looking forward to reading more from you.

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