Adele's 25 certified Diamond in the United States

Diamonds are Adele's best friend.

Another day, another milestone passed by Adele's phenomenal album 25.

The Londoner's third studio album has now been certified Diamond in the United States, a certification that signifies when an album has shifted over 10 million physical and digital sales.

25 becomes the first album to achieve this status in nearly four years; the last album to break the 10x Platinum threshold? Adele's 21 back in October 2012. Why have one Diamond record when you can have two?

25 sold over one third of its 10 million US sales in its opening week on sale when 3.38 million Americans picked up a copy of the album. The album is also the fastest-selling album ever recorded in a single chart week in the UK, shifting 800,307 units.

The album is also the fastest to ever reach two million units sold in the UK, and you guessed it, it is also the quickest to pass the three million sales barrier. We revealed during our Official Albums Chart's 60th anniversary celebrations that despite only being released in November 2015, 25 is already the 27th best selling album of all time.

Take a look at our gallery of the UK's biggest selling albums of every year in history below.

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The biggest selling album of every year since 1956