adele is once again in a league of her own. In an era when mutli-platinum album sales are typically reserved for an elite group of artists, the british singer has reached a career pinnacle that most superstars are lucky to summit once, to say nothing of doing it twice in a row. "25" has reached diamond status certifying it for 10 million units in the united states alone. 25 sold over one third of its 10 million american sales in its opening week on sale when 3.38 million americans picked up a copy of the album.
"the british singer reached a career pinnacle as 25 hits sales in excess of 10 million copies in less than a year...the album is also the fastest-selling album ever recorded in a single chart week in the uk, shifting 800,307 units."
on the strength of the seven-times platinum single "Hello" as well as hit singles "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" and "When We Were Young," 25 reached diamond in a little over 10 months. the album is also the fastest to ever reach two million units sold in the uk.
25 is also the quickest to pass the three million sales barrier. despite only being released in november 2015, 25 is already the 27th best selling album of all time. adele's previous album, 2011's 21, propelled by hits "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You," took almost two years to hit diamond in november 2012.