Adele Continues Billboard Domination With ’25’
It shifted another 1.11 million in its second week, making 25 the first project to earn multiple million-plus sales weeks since officials at Nielsen Music began tracking data in 1991, and now it has scored a third million-selling frame with 1.15 million pure album sales in the week leading up to Christmas Eve. 25‘s total sales in the U.S. now stand at 7.13 million. Adele’s continued success keeps Justin Bieber’s Purpose in second place, ahead of Chris Brown’s Royalty, which debuted at three on the new countdown. That’s Christmas to Me by Pentatonix slipped one spot to four, while the Star Wars: The Force Awakens soundtrack flew into fifth place, earning the highest debut for a score-only soundtrack since 1999, when the music for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace entered the Billboard 200 at three.