Musings, observations, and written works from the publisher of Eckhartz Press, the media critic for the Illinois Entertainer, host of Minutia Men, and the writer of "The Living Wills", "$everance," "Just One Bad Century," "Father Knows Nothing," "The Radio Producer's Handbook," and "Records Truly Is My Middle Name"
Monday, November 30, 2015
Adele is the biggest pop star in the world right now, and the numbers back that up. From today's RAMP Newsletter...
Adele's new album, 25 (XL/Columbia) cracked the three-million sales barrier, and, according to our friends at Billboard and Nielsen Music, went on to sell an astounding 3.38 million copies, the largest single sales week for an album since Nielsen began tracking point-of-sale music purchases back in 1991. Here are a few more fun facts about 25: 1) That figure of 3.38 million units sold handily eclipses the previous first-week mark of 2.42 million albums, a record set 15 years ago by *NSYNC's No Strings Attached; 2) 25 is the first album to sell more than three million copies in a week in Nielsen history; and 3) Billboard reports 25 is already the biggest selling album of 2015.