Adele Beats Eminem Record
She outsells Eminem just a week after he sold one million Recovery downloads…
Eminem broke the record with Recovery in early July, just pipping Adele to the title – at the time, her 21 album was just eight thousand downloads behind with sales of 992,000.
But now the Rolling In The Deep songstress has hit the million mark and surpassed the rapper to have the highest ever digital sales for an LP.
It took Recovery just over a year to make the milestone but Adele managed it in five months, meaning that she now also holds the record for the fastest selling digital album.
As previously reported on MTV, Someone Like You is the biggest selling British single of the decade and the first song to sell over one million copies in the UK in the 2010s.
21 is also Britain’s highest selling album of 2011 so far, according to Official Charts Company figures.
Adele’s sales are likely to climb even higher now that she has been given the all-clear to perform again following a health scare. "It's basically a hole in your vocal chord but I sang through it so that's why it popped," she told Radio 1. "I'm better now, it's fine, I got the all-clear.