Adele She had her fourth consecutive UK number one album and fastest selling in 2021 with her latest LP, 30 – yet numbers remain low on her last album.
The 30 release grossed 260,000 sales in one week and a staggering 55.7 million streams across its 12 tracks, many of which document the singer’s agonizing divorce from 33-year-old Simon Konecki.
The sales figures also mark the largest opening week on the UK Official Albums chart since 2017 and see 30 previous albums 19, 21 and 25 join the UK as the number one debut on the UK Official Albums chart.
Despite the impressive numbers, the record still sold 75 percent less than the first week of the release of her 25th album in November 2015.
Popularity: Adele had her fourth consecutive number one UK album and fastest selling album of 2021 with her latest autobiographical LP, 30
On November 19, the album broke the record for the most-streamed album of a day globally by a British artist in Spotify history.
In addition, Adele broke the record for the most globally-streamed British artist in a single day in Spotify history.
The singer also charted a #1 UK double with 30 joining the album’s lead single Easy On Me at the top of the official UK chart.
The sad song continues to dominate the UK Top 40 singles chart since its release six weeks ago and is Adele’s longest-running UK single to date.
The success: Despite the impressive numbers, the record still sold 75 percent less than the first week of releasing her last album 25 times in November 2015
Album sales in Adele’s first week
250,000 copies sold
3,800,000 copies have been sold
208000 copies sold
73,341 copies sold
In addition, the singer also had two more entries within the top five in the official UK chart, with Oh My God appearing at number 2 and I Drink Wine at number 4.
Since release, it has broken 30 records including 24 million total first week streams in the UK and achieved the largest week of 2021 digital download sales to date, with 23,500.
While this gives Adele the biggest opening week of any album of the year, it’s still down from the 3.8 million copies it sold from 25 when it was released in November 2015.
25, Adele’s third album, went on to sell a whopping 18 million copies worldwide during its first year. The decline may be due in part to the decline in album sales in general over the past several years as listeners switch to live broadcasts.
according to mCR . dataIn the United States alone, album sales increased from 507 million units sold in 2007 to 102 million units by 2020, with a decline observed annually in between.
Easy On Me has also taken over UK radio, becoming the first record this year to break 100 million listeners in one week as it spends five weeks at number one across radio broadcasts.
Critics were like the numbers, with 30 of them heralded as Adele’s best album to date.
HIT: The sales figures also represent the biggest opening week on the UK’s official album chart since 2017
It comes after Adele stated that she is a “dying breed” in the music industry, in a conversation that came shortly before she made her “Cross Chart Record” with her comeback song Easy On Me.
The costume maker has opened up about being in a “rare place in culture,” admitting that she and fellow co-star Drake are among the few who have made their names ahead of the broadcast.
And on Friday, Adele’s Easy on Me duo landed with Chris Stapleton on country broadcasts after her mainstream debut on the Billboard Hot 100 — a move that meant she was described as an “artist that transcends form.”
Figures: According to Showbiz411, the sales turnover reached 678,782 CDs and downloads while the broadcast volume was 152,690
Speaking on the CBC Q radio show, Adele said, “We’re a dying breed. There were like 10 of us. You know, I don’t think there will be many of us back at the top doing it the way we used to.”
The playmaker then went on to suggest that social media has played a huge role in not being able to make a mark on the music industry in the modern world.
Adele added, “We went out before the broadcast. We got out before all the social media craze like, ‘You have five seconds to entertain; Otherwise, get out.”
We were living in the old school of industry that we grew up watching and aspiring to [be part of]”.
She then explained that their “rare” status at work plays a big role in their closeness as friends and admitted that she could trust the In My Feelings hit maker in a way she couldn’t with more up-and-coming artists. .
Adele said: “Reaching out to someone else who knows exactly what it is like sometimes…
If I tried to talk to one of my other friends about it, they would have no idea what I’m talking about. They’re like, “You can’t relate!” So they just turned off.
The Record: While this gives Adele the biggest opening week of any album of the year, it’s down from the 3.8 million copies it sold from 25 when it was released in November 2015
I can say something [Drake] And he wouldn’t judge me for that, you know? So to reach someone in the same situation as [me] It is one of the biggest gifts of my entire career.
Before her last conversation, it was revealed that Adele had made the chart cross record with her song Easy on Me with Chris Stapleton.
The singer’s track from her fourth studio album 30 reached Country Airplay just weeks after her mainstream appearance on the Billboard Hot 100, making crossover history for the star in the process.
iHeart Radio CEO Rod Phillips said: “She is setting records for fans. Anytime you put two superstars like this together, it’s a moment…
Like all songs, listeners have to make the decision. We will monitor all the metrics, read them and find out their size. “
Changing Industry: The decline may be due in part to overall lower album sales over the past several years as listeners turn to streaming
The song starts at number 25 with 5.4 million audience impressions, according to data compiled by Music Business Worldwide.
It’s Billboard’s 17th debut for the musical star, dating back to her debut single “Chasing Pavements” in 2008, which was from her debut album “19”.
The multiple Grammy-winning artist now has a Billboard portfolio that boasts entries on: Adult Alternative Broadcast, Adult Contemporary, Adult Pop, Adult R&B, Alternative Broadcast, Country Broadcast, Dance/Show Show, Latin Broadcast, Latin Pop and Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Pop Airplay, Radio Songs, R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Rhythmic, Rock & Alternative Airplay, Smooth Jazz Airplay and Tropical Airplay.
It has yet to appear on the charts like Christian Airplay and Holiday Airplay, but with its latest entry it matches the record set by Mariah Carey.
“Adele has once again shown that she is an artist who transcends form,” KRNB Dallas’ Keith Solis told Billboard.