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Hello - now Adele's 25 is breaking sales records in the US

Adele's new album 25 has sold 3.38 million copies in the US its first week, smashing single week sales records.

As reported by Billboard, 25 is the first album to sell more than 3 million copies in one week in Nielsen's history, which has been tracking first week purchases since 1991.

The previous record was held by *NSYNC whose 2000 album No Strings Attached sold 2.4 million copies in its first week.

And 25 has also become the best-selling album of the year, flying past the 1.8 million copies sold of Taylor Swift's 1989.

Adele did not allow streaming services like Spotify to make 25 available.

Her previous album, 21 has sold 11.24 million copies in the United States.

Adele has also achieved hometown glory, as 25 became the fastest selling record in British history, shifting 800,307 copies in the first week of its release.

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