According to Billboard, Adele third album ’25’ sold over 900,000 albums on iTunes alone, this number does not consist of albums sold at Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon, and other music retailers.
Adele released ’25’ on Friday, Nov 20th, 2015 and is set to debut more albums than any other artist or group in music history. She is expected to sell 2.5 million albums in the US alone in the first week of release. It has been confirm that she has already crossed 1 million albums in the US in just 1 day of release. The last album to push this many digital albums from iTunes was Beyonce self titled album ‘BEYONCE’ which was released on Dec 13th, 2013 with zero promotion. ‘BEYONCE’ went on to sell 1 million digital albums worldwide in the first 6 days of release, making her the first artist to cross 1 million digital albums in the fastest time. Adele did not break this record as of yet due to pre-order counting over 500k before her release date.