Adele has smashed the record for the UK’s fastest million selling album ever, the Official Charts Company can confirm.
Just 10 days after its release, 25 has tipped one million sales, smashing a record previously by Oasis’ Be Here Now, which took 17 days to hit the milestone in 1997.
Last Friday (November 27), Adele bagged the biggest Number 1 album ever with the set, racking up sales of just over 800,000. The star also had a positive effect on the rest of the tally, boosting the albums chart market by 21% compared to the previous week.
And that’s not all; on today’s Official Chart Update sales of 25 also mean it is currently the biggest album of 2015, overtaking Ed Sheeran’s X.
Elsewhere on today’s Official Albums Chart Update, Elvis Presley’s If I Can Dream continues to see strong sales to hold at Number 2, Justin Bieber’s Purpose is at 3, and Little Mix’s Get Weird jumps two spots to 4.
This week’s highest new entry looks set to come from The Vamps, who start at Number 5 with their second studio album Wake Up. The collection includes their Top 20 single Wake Up and new single Rest Your Love.
New entries and high climbers
Irish folk-pop quartet The Corrs could be landing their seventh Top 10 album this Friday with White Light, which starts at Number 8. The LP is the band’s first studio release in 10 years, since 2005’s Number 14-peaking Home.
Meanwhile, Il Divo are on course for their seventh Top 10 album this week with Amor & Passion, and The Overtones’ festive album Good Ol’ Fashion Christmas is new at 17.
Finally Florence + The Machine’s How Big How Blue How Beautiful zooms 21 places to 27 on today’s Update, and Def Leppard’s self-titled album re-enters at 37.