Adele's '25' adds another million sales in second record-breaking week

Justin Bieber's album 'Purpose' kept its second place on the Billboard 200 slot

Reuters December 08, 2015
Justin Bieber's album 'Purpose' kept its second place on the Billboard 200 slot. PHOTO: REUTERS

English singer Adele racked up another 1 million US sales of her new album 25, adding another record to her name and easily topping the Billboard 200 album charts.

After making history by becoming the fastest-selling album in a single week with 3.48 million copies, 25 sold another 1.16 million units in the United States in its second week on sale, according to figures from Nielsen Music.

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That made 25 the only album since Nielsen began tracking sales in 1991 to sell at least 1 million copies in two separate weeks, Nielsen said.

Adele also reigned on the Digital Songs chart, which measures online download sales. Her single Hello sold another 232,000 in downloads.

Justin Bieber's album Purpose kept its second place on the Billboard 200 slot, with 211,000 copies sold in the week, while his singles Sorry and Love Yourself were the 2nd and 3rd biggest sellers.

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A cappella group Pentatonix moved into 3rd place on the Billboard 200 with That's Christmas To Me. British boy band One Direction slipped to No 4 with Made in the AM and Taylor Swift's 2014 best-seller 1989 re-entered the Top 10 at No 5 with another 60,000 copies sold over the week.

The Billboard 200 chart tallies units from album sales, song sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album).


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