Adele Preps For Record-Breaking Albums Sales

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So, Adele and her record company are pretty confident that she is going to have a pretty big week next week. With her new album coming out tomorrow, industry sources say that Columbia Records has already shipped 3.6 million physical copies of the record to stores in the United States.

We obviously haven’t seen numbers like that in a long time from the music industry. The last time an album shipped that many units for the first week was 15 years ago, in 2000 when *NSYNC’s “No Strings Attached” came out. 4.2 million units of that album were shipped for the first week.

Adele is also looking to break that album’s first week sales records, and according to the most recent projections, that idea might not be so far fetched.

Sony Music believes that 1.5 million physical copies of the album, named “25,” will be sold in the first week. Downloads will probably also account for another million albums in sales.

Taking all of the projections into consideration, some industry experts believe that Adele just might be able to sell a staggering 2.5 million records in her first week, which would make “25” the best selling album in Nielsen SoundScan history.

The previous record, 2.415 million in first week sales, was set by the aforementioned *NSYNC album.

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