Adele’s ’25’ Hits 5 Million In U.S. Sales
She shattered ‘N SYNC’s single-week sales record in America by chalking up 3.38 million units in her first week, and then became the first artist to record two successive one million sales weeks seven days later. Her new record bests one she set in 2011 when she sold five million copies of 21 in a calendar year. 25 is now one of only 11 albums released since 2005 to sell five million units.