Adele is smashing records again — and thumbing her nose at music-streaming services.
In the latest bump-up for the British singer’s new album “25,” the music industry forecasts it will sell more than 2.5 million copies in its opening week in the US, with nearly two-thirds of them sold as digital downloads and more than a third sold as physical CDs.
Accordingly, it’s on track to break a record set by ’N Sync 15 years ago, when the boy band sold 2.42 million copies of its “No Strings Attached” album.
Adele’s new record got a boost this weekend as she performed on “Saturday Night Live” and in a BBC TV special.
The blockbuster title, which isn’t available on streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal, had sold an astonishing 1.9 million copies for the first two days in the US alone, according to BuzzAngle, a firm that tracks retail music sales.
The album is Adele’s first since “21” in 2011, which sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and won seven Grammy Awards.
Sourse: New York Post