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Adele’s ’25’ Becomes 20th Album to Sell a Million Copies in a Week: See the Full List

According to Nielsen Music, Adele’s 25 has joined an elite club of albums that have sold a million copies in a single week.
Since Nielsen Music started tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991, Adele’s new album is only the 20th to sell at least a million copies in a single week. 

Also Read: Adele’s new album ’25’ sells Over 2 million copies in first three days of its release

  

Here are the 20 albums (including 25) that have sold a million copies in a single week, starting with the latest entry, 25.
Artist; Title; Sales; Sales Week Ending 



*Adele; 25; TBD*; Nov. 26, 2015 (*sales for debut week to be determined)

*NSYNC; No Strings Attached; 2,416,000; March 26, 2000

*NSYNC; Celebrity; 1,880,000; July 29, 2001

*Eminem; The Marshall Mathers LP; 1,760,000; May 28, 2000

*Backstreet Boys; Black & Blue; 1,591,000; Nov. 26, 2000

*Eminem; The Eminem Show; 1,322,000; June 2, 2002

*Britney Spears; Oops!…I Did It Again; 1,319,000; May 21, 2000

*Taylor Swift; 1989; 1,287,000; Nov. 2, 2014

*The Beatles; 1 ; 1,259,000; Dec. 24, 2000

*Taylor Swift; Red; 1,208,000; Oct. 28, 2012

*50 Cent; The Massacre; 1,141,000; March 6, 2005                     

*Backstreet Boys; Millennium; 1,134,000; May 23, 1999             

*Lady Gaga; Born This Way; 1,108,000; May 29, 2011

*Usher; Confessions; 1,096,000; March 28, 2004

*Garth Brooks; Double Live; 1,085,000; Nov. 22, 1998

*Whitney Houston/Soundtrack; The Bodyguard; 1,061,000; Jan. 3, 1993

*Limp Bizkit; Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water; 1,055,000; Oct. 22, 2000

*Taylor Swift; Speak Now; 1,047,000; Oct. 31, 2010

*Norah Jones; Feels Like Home; 1,022,000; Feb. 15, 2004

*Lil Wayne; Tha Carter III; 1,006,000; June 15, 2008

This story first appeared on billboard.com. 

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