Adele's 30 becomes first album to sell 1 million copies in the US in over a year

The last album to pass the mammoth sales threshold was Taylor Swift's Folklore.

Adele has broken another chart record with 30, becoming the first album in over a year to sell a million copies in America. 

According to US chart data gathered by Billboard, 30 has now reached over one million traditional sales (that would be across digital downloads, CDs, vinyl and cassettes). It's first-week sales amounted to 692,000 from November 19-25, while last week (December 2) its sales were 225,000. 

30 becomes the first album to reach this sales milestone in over a year, and the first album of 2021 to do so. The last artist to crack a million pure sales was Taylor Swift with her first surprise album of 2020, Folklore.

Interestingly enough, Folklore was the only album to reach that milestone in the US in 2020, while in 2019 the only album to sell the same amount was Taylor's seventh record, Lover. 

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Meanwhile, over on this side of the Atlantic, 30 has been reigning supreme at the top of the Official Albums Chart for two weeks, and it's looking to extend that to a third this Friday.

For both of those two weeks, Adele has also managed to score the rare Official Charts Double, meaning she was Number 1 on both the Official Albums Chart with 30 and on the Official Singles Chart with Easy On Me.

Upon its debut, 30 scored the biggest opening week of 2021 so far, with chart sales totalling 261,000. It became Adele’s fourth UK Number 1 album; she has now reached Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with all of her studio albums, a record for a female act