Adele Breaks All US Download Records

Adele

Adele

Wow, when you lot go mad for a British music artist, you don’t mess about, do you?

Adele’s album “21” has been officially named the biggest selling digital album in US chart history with sales in excess of 1 million copies.

The previous record holder was Eminem, whose album “Recovery” has so far sold 1,001,000 in downloads alone. The running total for “21” stands at 1,017,000, and as they say in the record business, it still has legs, so who knows what kind of crazy figures it will wind up selling?

 And the story is true on this side of the pond too. “21” is currently the biggest selling album of the year, according to the Official Charts Company, beating off stiff competition from the likes of Lady Gaga and the Foo Fighters.

Look, even Linkin Park are Adele fans:

Yes, but is it the BEST album of the year? Tell us here.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 13 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Music.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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