Adele's album 25 breaks US chart record previously held by *NSYNC since 2000

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It's not that much of a surprise - it was widely predicted - but Adele's new album is doing quite well. Ok, massively well.

It's broken the record for first week album sales in the US, selling 2.4 million copies since Friday.

The record was previously held by boy band *NSYNC and their second album, No Strings Attached, from 2000.

Adele's first single from the album was knocked off the top spot in the UK but Hello is still number one in the US.

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We haven't got UK album figures yet but it's set to be the fastest-selling album ever.

Official Charts Company statistics show it's sold more than half a million copies within its first three days.

Be Here Now, Oasis's third album, from back in 1997 is the one to beat.

That sold 696,000 copies in its first week.

But I can't stream Adele everywhere

No you can't.

Adele won't be making the album available on music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music for now.

It takes a powerful artist to still do well despite not being on the big streaming services.

Taylor Swift did it last year, withdrawing her material from Spotify.

Adele's previous albums 19 and 21, as well as her current single Hello, are still available for streaming although she initially withheld her album 21 because the service refused to limit the songs to paying subscribers.

Adele's 25 is available on streaming service Pandora though.

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