It's Official, Adele's '25' Is The UK's Biggest Selling No. 1 Album EVER
Of course she's broken ALL the records…
This week's Official Chart is one for the history books - Adele's new record, 25, is officially the UK's biggest No. 1 album EVER. That's right, OF ALL TIME! She is queen.
The highly anticipated album sold a staggering 800,307 copies this week, giving her the highest opening week sales in Official Chart history, beating Oasis' previous record with Be Here Now, which sold 696,000 copies in its debut week.
Not only is she smashing records left, right and centre, due to these incredible sales figures, 25 has already received a 2x platinum certification from the BPI.
No album before this has sold more than 100,000 downloads in a week (the previous record was held by Ed Sheeran's X) but Adele has destroyed this record by selling an incredible 252,423 digital copies. This woman is quite simply ON FIRE!
Although she's still got a long way to go before she reaches the astronomical heights of her previous album 21, if 25 keeps the sort of momentum it's had so far, we're sure she's going to beat more chart records in the weeks and months to come.
Meanwhile, Justin Bieber continues his record-breaking streak as he enters the Official Chart history books. He's dominated the top two spots in this week's chart with 'Sorry' and 'Love Yourself', the first time any act has achieved this feat in 30 years.
We can't keep up with all this record breaking, what a week in music!
Official Albums Chart Top 5
1. Adele - 25
2. Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream
3. Justin Bieber - Purpose
4. Enya - Dark Sky Island
5. One Direction - Made In The AM
Official Singles Chart Top 5
1. Justin Bieber - 'Sorry'
2. Justin Bieber - 'Love Yourself'
3. Adele - 'Hello'
4. Justin Bieber - 'What Do You Mean'
5. Fleur East - 'Sax'