Adele’s 25 makes UK chart history with 800,000 album sales
Adele’s new album 25 has sold more than 800,000 copies in its first week of release – the highest ever figure for a single UK chart week.
The album shifted more copies than the next 86 albums in the chart combined, and has become the first album to sell more than 100,000 downloads in a week.
In fact, 252,423 of the album’s 800,307 sales were digital with the rest on CD.
The previous record was held by Oasis’s Be Here Now, which reached number one with sales of 696,000 in 1997. However that album only went on sale three days before the end of the chart week.
Justin Bieber dominates the Top 2 spots on this week’s tally, at Number 1 with Sorry and 2 with Love Yourself.
Former The Wanted singer Nathan Sykes scores his biggest solo hit to date with Over And Over Again, which is this week’s highest new entry at Number 8.
Further down the chart, Rudimental and Ed Sheeran’s Lay It All On Me reaches a new peak on the tally, leaping seven places to Number 12, as does Olly Murs with Kiss Me, up nine places to 13.
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