Adele Shatters Records By Selling Over 3 Million Copies of 25 in One Week

Not only is 25 the first album to sell more than 3 million copies in a week—it’s only the second to surpass 2 million sold in a single frame, and only the 20th to sell at least a million copies in a week. 25 also marks Adele’s second No. 1 album; 21 sold 11.2 million copies in the U.S. and sat atop the Billboard 200 for 24 nonconsecutive weeks, which was the longest run for a woman in history.

<> at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

<> at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.