Adele is now the UK’s number-one album. Her latest autobiographical LP 30 was also the fastest-selling of 2021.
This release generated 260,000 copies in one week and an astonishing 55.7million streams over its 12 tracks. Some of the songs document Simon Konecki’s difficult divorce.
The sales figures also represent the biggest opening week on the UK’s Official Albums Chart since 2017 and sees 30 join previous albums 19, 21, and 25 as Number 1s on the UK Official Albums Chart.
Popular: Adele has claimed her fourth consecutive UK number one album and the fastest selling of 2021 with her latest autobiographical LP, 30
On the 19th of November, the album set the Spotify record for most streamed music in a single day by any UK artist.
Adele set a new record in Spotify history for being the most streamed UK musician in just one day.
The singer has also secured a UK number 1 chart double as 30 joins the album’s lead single Easy On Me at the top of the UK official chart.
Success: The release (pictured) has generated 260,000 sales in one week and a staggering 55.7 million streams across its 12 tracks
The plaintive ballad continues to dominate the UK Top 40 singles chart since it’s original release six weeks ago an is Adele’s longest running UK number 1 single to date.
Additionally, the singer also lands two other entries within the top 5 of the UK official chart, with Oh My God debuting at number 2 and I Drink Wine at number 4.
Since release, 30 has broken numerous records including 24 million streams total first week streams in the UK and earnt the biggest week of digital download sales of 2021 so far, with 23,500.
Achievement: The sales figures also represent the biggest opening week on the UK’s Official Albums Chart since 2017
Easy On Me is also dominating UK radio. This year’s first ever record has reached 100,000,000 listeners in a single week. Easy On Me spends five consecutive weeks at the top of radio airplay.
Critics are as impressed as the figures, with 30 heralded as Adele’s finest album to date.
Adele, however, admits that Angelo, her nine-year old son, is not a big fan and doesn’t even know about her music, much to her surprise and dismay.
Explaining that the album is for her peers rather than teenagers, she told Zayn Lowe for Apple Music: ‘I don’t want twelve-year-old’s to listen to this record – it’s a little too deep…
“I would rather take care of those who are on the same level as me, have been through the same experiences and spent the same time here.”