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British singer Adele’s new album ’25’ has sold a record 2.3 million copies in the United States in the first three days of its release, Nielsen Music said on Monday.
The monster sales for the first three days mean Adele will break the first week sales record currently held by boy band ‘Nsync’s 2000 album ‘No Strings Attached,’ which opened with 2.4million copies.
The 27-year-old songstress is also enjoying enormous success in her home country of the UK.
According to figures released by the Official Charts Company, on Friday, the album registered one of the biggest first day sales totals ever in the UK with 300,000 by midnight.
The numbers put the track on course to be one of the biggest ever selling records – also reaching Number One in the iTunes chart in 106 countries.
The site adds that only two albums have ever sold more than 500,000 in a week.
Take That’s Progress notched up 518,601 sales in November 2010, and Oasis’s Be Here Now, is the record holder with 695,761 in its first chart week in August 1997.
Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot said: ‘With this mammoth first day sales tally, Adele has taken a further step towards greatness.
‘Over the next few days we will find out whether it can pass the magic half a million sales mark.’
Despite her huge success, Adele remains down-to-earth and fooled her biggest fans by undergoing a facial transformation for a sketch during her BBC special on Friday night.
The Hello hitmaker wore a wig and prosthetic nose and chin for a hilarious sketch during Friday’s Adele at the BBC.
The sketch saw her go undercover to impersonate herself as singer ‘Jenny’, at an audition for a fictitious pilot programme at Wimbledon Theatre.
Nine other real impersonators had no idea their idol was in their midst until Adele performed on stage and left them stunned.
On Saturday, the star made a critically acclaimed appearance on US show Saturday Night Live, which was hosted by Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey.
Performing live, the mother-of-one sung two tracks from her new album 25 – Hello and When We Were Young – to universal acclaim from viewers.
The Londoner first took to the stage and wowed with a haunting, note-perfect rendition of her current single, Hello.
Surrounded by a live band, she later performed the album track When We Were Young – and impeccable as ever.
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