Adele's 21 album breaks 10 million sales barrier in USA

  • 29 November 2012
  • From the section Music
Adele

Adele's 21 album has broken the 10 million sales mark in the United States.

The 24-year-old's release is the 21st album to achieve that figure since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.

It also makes the singer the first British woman to reach the milestone.

"What an incredible honour," Adele said in a statement. "A huge, huge thank you to my American fans for embracing this record on such a massive level."

The album, released in February 2011, includes the hits Someone Like You and Rolling In The Deep and became the top-seller of 2011 in America.

Earlier this year, Adele won six Grammy Awards including song, record and album of the year.

Other albums to achieve the 10 million US sales status in 2012 were Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory and Usher's Confessions.

The album, 21, will receive the diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, marking 10 million sales.

The singer's most recent single Skyfall, the official theme song for the James Bond film, has sold more than two million copies worldwide.

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