Adele '25' Breaks 5 Million in Sales, Bests Coldplay, G-Eazy, Troye Sivan on Charts
Adele continues to be the queen of the charts. For the third week in a row, her new album 25 has come in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, beating out major new releases from Coldplay, G-Eazy, Rick Ross, Troye Sivan and more.
Adele's 25 tallied another impressive number of album equivalent units, moving 728,000 units (695,000 of which are pure album sales). Of course, with these numbers Adele breaks another record; she has become the first artist to sell 650,000 albums three weeks in a row. Last week, she was the first musician to sell in excess of one million albums in two separate weeks. In total, 25 has sold 5.19 million copies in three weeks.
Adele continues to be a juggernaut on the charts, but she's not the only one with big sales. Coldplay's new album A Head Full of Dreams debuted at No. 2 with 210,000 units moved (195,000 albums sold). Other debuts on the chart come from rapper G-Eazy, whose album When It's Dark Out debuted at No. 5 and 132,000 units moved (103,000 of sales). Rap is well represented on the charts this week; Rick Ross' new album Black Market also had a high debut with 65,000 units moved of his new album Black Market and a No. 6 start.
Troye Sivan is the final new debut of the week. The quickly rising pop singer's Blue Neighbourhood moved 65,000 units and kicks off at No. 7.
Surrounding all of the debuts, plenty of 2015 favorites fill out the top 10. Justin Bieber's Purpose fell from its two week slot at No. 2 down one spot to No. 3. Other familiar include the holiday favorite That's Christmas to Me by Pentatonix at No. 4, One Direction's Made in the AM at No. 8, Chris Stapleton's Traveller at No. 9 and The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness at No. 10.