Adele’s ’21’: U.K.’s Top-Selling Album of the Century
Released just 10 months ago (January in Britain and February in the U.S.), “21” has officially surpassed Amy Winehouse‘s 2006 album “Back to Black” in U.K. sales.
Britain’s Official Charts Company confirms today that Adele’s sophomore effort has created a new record of 3.4 million sales.
Comparatively, “Back to Black” achieved its recent 3.3 million sales level over the course of five years (and numbers surged following Winehouse’s death in July).
“21” has been a chart-topper since its release, but was boosted by last week’s Grammy nominations, including album of the year.
Adele – who had a throat-related surgery last month – blogged Saturday that she was “lost for words.”
“A couple days after finally being able to talk again I’m pretty speechless,” the Brit beauty wrote of the Grammy recognition. “This has been the best year as it is but to end 2011 with this incredible achievement and honor is beyond anything I can express.”