We’ve known that Adele is not to be f*cked with when it comes to album sales, but this is unbelievable. The singer’s long-awaited 25 has sold more than 2.3 million copies in the U.S. since being released three days ago. By day seven, the album is slated to sell 2.9 million copies in the U.S., which will be the highest-selling first week sales of all time, Billboard reports.
Fifteen years ago, N’Sync’s No Strings Attached set the bar pretty high when the famed boy band sold 2.415 million copies in the first seven days. But the UK singer stomped on that record.
Continuing to promote her new album, Adele stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform the third single “Water Under The Bridge.” Adele also played a quick game of “Box Of Lies.”
Watch her performance up top.
When We Were Young: 15 Photos Of Adele Throughout The Years
1. Still a 19-year-old on the rise.Source:Getty 1 of 15
2. The 20-year-old was finding her lane.Source:Getty 2 of 15
3. Yet to achieve success in the U.S., Adele was a force to be reckoned with in the UK.Source:Getty 3 of 15
4. Before snagging all of the major awards, Adele was just another nominee in attendance.Source:Getty 4 of 15
5. Finally, a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.Source:Getty 5 of 15
6. Another one, Grammy for Best New Artist in 2009.Source:Getty 6 of 15
7. Her success in America was undeniable.Source:Getty 7 of 15
8. 21 was just starting production when Adele hit up the "Sex and the City" premiere.Source:Getty 8 of 15
9. After finishing her second album, Adele's look got a lot more grown and sexy.Source:Getty 9 of 15
10. Working on 21.Source:Getty 10 of 15
11. Following her throat surgery, Adele got back to work.Source:Getty 11 of 15
12. "Skyfall" received the Golden Globe for Best Original Song in 2013.Source:Getty 12 of 15
13. In 2012, Adele became the second female artist to win six awards in one night.Source:Getty 13 of 15
14. She surpassed the Beatles after her second album spent 16 weeks at the top of the US Billboard 200 chart.Source:Getty 14 of 15
15. 25 never looked so good.Source:Getty 15 of 15
Adele’s “25” Sold More Copies In Its First Week Than Any Other Album On Earth was originally published on globalgrind.com