Adele has officially become the first artist to ever go double platinum on iTunes. In order to achieve double platinum status an artist must sell 2 million copies of an album within one year. Adele also holds the record for longest running number 1 hit by a female artist in Billboard history. The Loop reports:
Most of the top-selling bands in the world sell their music through iTunes, but it was Adele that became the first to break the double platinum sales plateau.
Columbia Records said on Wednesday that since the singer won six Grammy Awards and performed “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele had her biggest sales week ever, selling 730,000 copies of her album.
The double platinum means that Adele sold more than 2 million copies of the album, all within a year of its initial release.
Columbia Records also noted that the album is in its 21st non-consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, and that 21 is the longest running #1 by a woman in Billboard’s nearly 56 year history.
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