Adele's 21 breaks three million digital sales in the US

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Adele's 21 has become the first digital album to sell more than three million copies in America, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The singer's second album, which was released in 2011, was the top-selling record in 2011 and 2012 and was the 21st best-selling album last year in America.

21 has now sold more than 26 million copies worldwide.

In the UK, the album spend 23 weeks at number one in the Official Album Chart.

The album spent 140 weeks in the UK chart overall and produced three top 10 singles including Rolling In The Deep and Someone Like You.

Nielsen has also announced that Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience was the top-selling album of the year in America, selling 2.4 million copies.

Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines was the best-selling song, having sold 6.4 million copies.

In December, Adele was given an MBE for services to music.

Last year the 25-year-old picked up the best original song Oscar for Skyfall, which she wrote for the last James Bond film.

Adele has won a total of nine Grammy awards, six of which were picked up in 2012.

According to Rolling Stone, the London-born artist is currently working on a new album.

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