Adele smash single “Rolling In The Deep” has become a metaphor, foreshadowing the sales of her sophomore album, 21. If Eminem’s “Relapse” was a major success, Adele’s latest is an unstoppable czar vying for global domination. Besides being this year’s “it” girl and a shoe in for the Grammy’s top honors (“Album of the Year”), the power belter has more reason to toast!
Breaking Eminem’s record of becoming the first artist to sell over a million album downloads, Adele not only has topped that record, but is the first female to do so. In addition, Adele’s ’21′, also holds the record for the fastest selling digital album. The singer’s sophomore effort has sold 1.5 million physical copies giving it a grand total of 2.5 million units sold. Easily making it the biggest selling album of 2011 thus far. Her heartbreak anthem, “Rolling in the Deep” has also sold over 4 million copies to date. Worldwide sales for the album are over 9 million and it has spent more time at number 1 in the USA for any UK artist. Ever. Simply put, Adele is slaying from shore to shore. Shout to Toya.