The album sold 3.38 million in the US during its first week
Adele‘s ’25’ has sold a million copies in two separate weeks in the US, making it the first album to achieve such a feat.
’25’ was released on November 20, shifting 3.38 million in the States during its first week. Now it has been revealed that the album has again sold over a million in its second week on sale.
It’s the first recorded instance of an artist doing so since music analysts Nielsen began tracking sales data in 1991.
’25’ is also only the 20th album ever to sell a million copies in a single week in the US.
Meanwhile, Adele has added extra dates to her 2016 UK arena tour due to “phenomenal demand”.
Four new dates at The O2 in London have been added to the tour alongside additional shows in Birmingham and Manchester. The full dates and venues can be seen below. Tickets for all of the new dates will be on sale from 9am on Monday, December 7.
New Adele tour dates:
Manchester Arena (March 10-11)
London, The O2 (March 21-22)
Birmingham, Genting Arena (April 1-2)
London, The O2 (April 4-5)
Extra dates in Zurich, Amsterdam and Antwerp have also been added to the tour.
See below for Adele’s 2016 UK and Ireland dates in full.
Adele will play:
Belfast, SSE Arena (February 29-March 1)
Dublin, 3Arena (March 4-5, )
Manchester, Arena (March 7-8, March 10-11)
London, The O2 (March 15-16, 18-19, March 21-22, April 4-5)
Glasgow, SSE Hydro (March 25-26)
Birmingham, Genting Arena (March 29-30, April 1-2)