Adele's '25' Topples UK Chart History Making Over 800,000 Album Sales In Its First Week

After a very long break from the music scene,  the 27 years old songstress, Adele, made a staggering come back with her new album '25' some few days back that shook the music world and  made everyone pause for a while , receiving lot of media reviews and airplay. Artists jumping on the first track on the album 'Hello' making different covers of it couldn't be left unsaid as the track finds its way to number 3 in the UK singles chart .

  The new album '25' is said to have gathered a massive sales of over 800,000 copies in its first week of release, which is the highest ever  figure for a single UK chart week, also recording a sales of  more than 100,000 downloads ever  in one week.

  According to BBC " In fact, 252,423 of the album's 800,307 sales were digital with the rest on CD".

Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot said : "The statistics surrounding the album are staggering."
He also added that: "No album has ever sold 800,000 copies to reach number one in the history of British music."

Oasis's 'Be Here Now' held the previous. record in 1997 selling  a total  of 696,000 copies .

According to Billboard magazine, it was gathered that, Adele's 3rd album "has done the seemingly impossible" selling over three million in one week in the US, which is the highest one week US sales since data tracking started in 1991,  overtaking the previous record of 2.4 million set by N'Sync's 'No Strings Attached' in 2000.

Martin Talbot has this to say: " what the future holds for 25 will unfold over the coming weeks and months, of course - but we can all be absolutely sure that more records will be toppled  as  Adele fever grips the nation in the run-up to Christmas."

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