Adele breaks UK chart records

Adele rocketed to the top of the UK album charts yesterday.

The London singer has smashed the UK records with her latest LP ’25’.

’25’ yesterday became the biggest selling album ever, according to the official chart company, with first weeks sales of over an incredible 800,000 in the UK alone.

This means that Adele has taken the crown for the most first weeks sales from Oasis, Oasis’ 1997 album ‘Be Here Now’ sold 697,000 copies in one week, but Adele has smashed this record by selling 800,307 copies in just seven days.

The ‘Rolling In The Deep’ hitmaker’s third studio album, has also broken the record for most album downloads in seven days, selling over 250,000 digital copies, this record was previously held by Ed Sheeran, who sold over 90,000 digital copies of his X album.

’25’ Has also managed to outsell the entire top 75 UK album chart and the last 19 UK number 1 albums combined.

Not a single UK album has ever sold over 800,000 copies to bag a number 1.

This is just the start for Adele’s records, as the biggest selling UK album is currently, The Beatles’s ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ which has sold 5.1 million since it’s release.

But with ’25’ currently selling on average 50,000-70,000 copies a day, Adele is well on her way to getting the biggest selling album ever.

After just one week of sales ’25’ has gone 2x platinum.

Her latest number 1 single ‘Hello’ has also gone double platinum in the UK.

Written by Laura Klonowski

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