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New record for Adele as US sales of 25 reach 2.4m in four days

Adele's chart reign looks set to continue, as her latest album set a new record in the US, selling more than 2.4 million copies within four days.

25, the third full-length release from the London-born singer, has already smashed the record previously set by US boy band *NSync in 2000 with their second album, No Strings Attached.

Nielsen Music reported 25 has shifted 2.433 million albums since it was unveiled on Friday, and is on course to beat the 11 million sales achievement of her last album, 21.

The album's lead single, Hello, is spending its fourth week at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

25, which comes four years after 2011's 21 and marks Adele's comeback following her Oscar and Grammy wins with the James Bond theme song Skyfall, has also been a huge success in the UK.

It is set to be the UK's fastest-selling album ever, having sold more than half-a-million copies within its first three days, according to figures obtained by the Official Charts Company, and could overtake Oasis's third album, Be Here Now, which sold 696,000 copies in its first week in August 1997.

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