26 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE
‘SKYFALL’ WINS GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL SONG
& SELLS OVER 3 MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE
Adele’s critically acclaimed sophomore album ‘21′ has reached yet another momentous milestone this week, reaching one million sales in Australia.
This massive achievement makes ‘21′ the first album to sell one million copies in Australia since the release of Delta Goodrem’s ‘Innocent Eyes’ in 2003.
’21’ becomes the thirteenth album to be accredited with one million sales in Australia; placing Adele in the illustrious company of John Farnham, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Queen, ABBA, Alanis Morissette, Shania Twain, Delta Goodrem, Dire Straits, Meatloaf and the soundtrack to Grease.
This landmark achievement falls just days before the second anniversary of the release of ‘21‘ on 21st January. Additionally it falls in the same week as Adele’s victory at the Golden Globes, where her theme song to the new James Bond movie Skyfall won the award for Best Original Song. Skyfall has now sold over three million copies worldwide.
‘21‘ has achieved global success with 26 million albums sold worldwide. In her native UK, ’21’ has sold an incredible 4.5 million copies.
In the USA over 10 million albums have been sold, earning Adele and ‘21′ Diamond Certification by the RIAA. Adele is the only British or European female artist in history to earn this certification. Adele is also the only British or European artist ever to earn Diamond Certification in less than 2 years from release. Adele described this accomplishment as an “incredible honour.”
The ‘Adele Live At Royal Albert Hall’ DVD has sold over three million copies worldwide. In the USA it is the first music DVD since 2005 to sell one million copies in a single year and in Australia it has sold 100,000 copies.
Adele 21 is out now via XL Recordings/Remote Control.