Adele's 21 surpasses 10m US sales

Paul Williams

Adele's 21 has become only the eighth album released this century to surpass 10 million sales in the US.

The XL/Columbia album reached the landmark this week in its 92nd week on sale, according to Nielsen SoundScan, making it one of the quickest since the SoundScan era began in 1991 to sell this many copies. The record is held by Backstreet Boys' Millennium, which shifted its 10 millionth copy 39 weeks after release in February 2000.

Only eight albums since ...

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