Adele’s ’25’ album goes Diamond in the US

She joins Britney Spears and Mariah Carey in scoring two albums which have shifted 10 million units

Adele‘s 2015 album ’25’ has gone Diamond in the US.

The singer’s third LP has shifted 10 million certified units, in America alone since its release in November 2015, according to the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA). The album’s lead single ‘Hello’ has also been certified as seven-time Platinum.

Adele previously went Diamond stateside with her 2011 album ’21’ in November 2012, nearly two years after its January 2011 release, while her debut album ’19’ was certified at triple Platinum.


The singer follows in the footsteps of Britney Spears, who achieved the same feat with 1999’s ‘Baby One More Time’ and ‘Oops I Did It Again’ in 2000, Mariah Carey, who also has two Diamond certified albums and Celine Dion.

Other albums to attain Diamond status include Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, Billy Joel’s ‘Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II’ and Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’.

The album was certified decuple Platinum in the UK in July of this year after clocking up 3 million sales. Worldwide it has sold over 20 million units.

Meanwhile, Adele has been nominated for four MTV European Music Awards including Best Female, Best Live, Best Song and Best UK And Ireland Act.

Coldplay are also up for four nominations including Best Video, Best Live, Best Rock and Best UK And Ireland Act.


Elsewhere Kanye West is nominated for two awards – Best Hip-Hop and Best Video for ‘Famous’, NME cover star Zara Larsson is up Best New, Blossoms are up for Best Push and Kings of Leon, Radiohead, Tame Impala, The 1975 and twenty one pilots are up for the Best Alternative award.

The 2016 ceremony will broadcast from the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, November 6.