Adele's 21 smashes through 5 million US sales

Paul Williams

The album, which is released by XL/Columbia in the US, sold another 187,000 copies last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to take its cumulative total to just beyond 5 million copies since it went on sale 42 weeks ago. Its sales last week were 30% up on the previous seven days, 21's highest weekly tally since it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with 352,000 sales at the beginning of March.

Billboard had already declared 21 the biggest-selling ...

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