"hello, it's me..."
Adele is once again in a league of her own. In an era when mutli-platinum album sales are typically reserved for an elite group of artists, the British singer has reached a career pinnacle that most superstars are lucky to summit once, to say nothing of doing it twice in a row. According to the RIAA, Adele's smash 25 reached diamond status last Thursday (Sept. 22), certifying it for 10 million in units in the U.S. alone.
...25' hits diamond status in less than a year.
25 is also the quickest to pass the three million sales barrier. despite only being released in november 2015, 25 is already the 27th best-selling album of all time. adele's previous album, 2011's 21, propelled by hits "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You," took almost two years to hit diamond in november 2012.
on the strength of the seven-times platinum single "Hello" as well as hit singles "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" and "When We Were Young," 25 reached diamond in a little over 10 months. the album is also the fastest to ever reach two million units sold in the uk.