Adele smashes Oasis’ UK chart record as ’25’ passes 700,000 sales

'25' has sold 737,000 copies so far this week

Adele has broken the record for the UK’s fastest selling album of all time.

Prior to the release of ’25’, the record was held by Oasis with their 1997 album ‘Be Here Now’. The Manchester band sold 696,000 copies of their album in its first week on sale. As of this morning, Adele has sold 737,000 copies of her new album.

The Official Charts Company confirmed the numbers and notes that ‘Be Here Now’ was released on a Thursday so only had three days of sales registering towards its first chart week.

Adele’s second album ’21’ sold 208,000 copies in its first week in January 2011. The final sales figures for ’25’ will be revealed on Friday before 6pm.

The album has also broken records in the US after selling over 2.433 million copies in just over three days.

The record for the fastest single-week album sales in America was previously held by boyband *NSYNC, who sold 2.416 million copies of their album ‘No Strings Attached’ in 2000.

’25’ features the single ‘Hello’ as well as ‘When We Were Young’. In a message posted online on the release day, Adele said she was “grateful to be able to even put another record out” and added the promoting the album around the world in recent weeks has “literally taken my breath away.”

See the full message below:

“This feels like such a long time coming, my new album is finally out. I am so overwhelmed and grateful to be able to even put another record out, and put it out how I want. The last month has been a whirlwind, it’s literally taken my breath away. I hope you enjoy the record as much as I enjoyed making it for you.”


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The ’25’ tracklist is as follows:

‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’
‘I Miss You’
‘When We Were Young’
‘Water Under The Bridge’
‘River Lea’
‘Love In The Dark’
‘Million Years Ago’
‘All I Ask’
‘Sweetest Devotion’

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