UPDATE: Tuesday, November 24 (6:45 p.m. ET) – After breaking N’Sync’s record of most sold albums in a week, members from the boy band praise the British singer for her excellence.
“Records are always meant to be broken, but with technology and current music business model, I thought this one would be tough to beat,” Joey Fatone tells Billboard. “In all honesty, Adele is the truth — kinda excited a rare talent like hers is in the same breath as our group. I’m a huge fan….I even bought the damn album.”
Well done Adele
— JC Chasez (@JCChasez) November 24, 2015
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) November 24, 2015
She’s gone and done it again!
Adele has broken the single-week U.S. album sales record with her new album 25, which was previously held by N*SYNC’s “No Strings Attached”; back in 2000.
The highly anticipated album which hit virtual shelves on November 20 has already sold at least 2.4 million, that’s almost a million a day.
Billboard will report 25’s debut week sales this coming Sunday, once Nielsen has finished processing its weekly data. With some industry experts suggesting the album could finish the week with 2.9 million sold.