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  • Adele First Artist to Go Double Platinum on iTunes



    Adele can add another achievement to her six Grammies and 21 weeks at the top of the Billboard 100: She’s the first artist to go double-platinum on iTunes.

    Columbia Records announced the accomplishment yesterday in a press release, along with a ton of other Adele related factoids. Adele’s album “21” is the longest running #1 album by any woman in Billboard history with 21 non-consecutive weeks at the top of the charts.

    Adele’s 21 also saw the largest post-Grammy sales surge in history and the largest week-to-week sales jump in history not counting abnormal release practices, selling 730,000 copies the week after record-setting night at the Grammies. Adele has sold 18 million copies worldwide and 7 million copies in the U.S. Adele sold two million digital copies in the same year through iTunes. Not even The Beatles could do that.

    Adele’s strong sales mirror a record-setting year and fourth quarter for iTunes. During Apple’s 4Q iTunes recorded revenue of $1.7 billion likely in part to the introduction of iTunes to many Latin American countries including Brazil.

    Source: TheNextWeb
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Adele First Artist to Go Double Platinum on iTunes started by Phillip Swanson View original post
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      Quote Originally Posted by Tashawn View Post
      Her music sells aren't showing it. Do you know anybody else that went double platinum on iTunes? I think not.
      Gettin mad bruh?

      Ur funny lol

      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      Even I know who she is and I don't even like her music, I like Metal and old skool American rap like Eazy E, Snoop Dogg etc and Lil Wayne -_-
      Sorry, but in what sense is little Wayne old school?

      Quote Originally Posted by brandyn baker View Post
      +1 its like tebow. I'm tired of hearing about her/him!!!
      Broncos sucked lol, they never even had a chance