Saturday, July 16, 2011

Adele Sets Digital Album Sales Record

“Rolling in the Deep” singer Adele is rolling in the dough from downloads!

The British songbird’s sophomore album, 21, set an all-time industry record for digital album sales in the US, Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan said Thursday.

With a record-breaking 1,017,000 digital copies sold since its Feb. 22 release in the US, 21 has become the fastest-selling digital album to surpass the one million mark in the US. The album has sold more than nine million copies internationally since its UK release on Jan. 21. The bluesy lead single, “Rolling in the Deep,” went quadruple platinum earlier this year. Adele’s online sales, which account for about 30% of 21′s overall numbers, edged out Eminem’s Recovery, which previously held the top spot with 1,005,000 digital albums sold.

Last month, Adele was forced to cancel her tour of North America after losing her voice to an infection.

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