Adele's 25 breaks Oasis' first week sales record

The singer sails past Oasis' first chart week sales record.

Adele's 25 breaks Oasis' first week sales record

As sales of Adele's 25 continue to plough ahead this week, The Official Charts Company can confirm today (November 26) that she's passed Oasis' week one sales record.

Sales of 25 stand at 737,000 in today's sales flash, sailing past the 696,000 opening week sales Oasis racked up with Be Here Now in 1997. However, the band's album was released on a Thursday so only had three days of sales registering towards its first chart week (its seven day sales total was 813,000). 

By comparison, when 21 was first released in January 2011 it sold 208,000 copies in its first week, finally passing 500,000 sales in its fourth week on sale. It only achieved its biggest one-week tally in its 10th week on sale, a total of 258,000 copies.

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Her debut 19 sold 73,000 copies in its first week on release in February 2008, a total which it never again matched – it hit the 500,000 sales mark after 53 weeks on sale.

Adele's final sales sales of 25 will be revealed tomorrow on OfficialCharts.com at 5.45pm and on BBC Radio 1's Official Chart show between 4pm and 6pm. Click here to view the current Top 100.

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