Adele’s 30 Is 2021’s Best-Selling Album in U.S. After 3 Days

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Her latest album bests Taylor Swift’s record with more than 500,000 copies sold within the first half of the week

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It’s only been three days since Adele released her new album 30 and it’s already become the year’s top-selling album in the United States, Billboard reports. More than 500,000 copies of the album have been moved between November 19 and November 21, which bests Taylor Swift’s Evermore (462,000 copies have sold in 2021 as of last week). It’s also already had the biggest sales week of 2021, besting Red (Taylor’s Version), which sold 369,000 copies in its debut week.

Read Pitchfork’s review of 30, the track review of album highlight “To Be Loved,” and “5 Takeaways from Adele’s New Album 30.

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