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Here's A List Of Wigs Adele Has Snatched This Week

All hail Adele, the music industry's new queen.

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It's only been out for four days, but Adele's long-awaited third album, 25, is already breaking sales records.

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According to Billboard, 25 has sold 2,433,000 copies in the U.S. and is on track to become the fastest-selling album in U.K. chart history.

In just the U.S., industry experts are predicting that Adele could finish the week with 2,900,000 albums sold.
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In just the U.S., industry experts are predicting that Adele could finish the week with 2,900,000 albums sold.

Two and half million copies in just over three days! To put that number in perspective, here's a list of all of the wigs the singer has snatched in the last few days:

1. NSYNC's one-week sales record from 2000

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Record: Most albums sold in a single a week

Year set: 2000

Albums sold: 2,416,000

Adele has defied all the odds and toppled NSYNC's long-standing record for most albums sold in a single week. Fifteen years ago, the boy band's sophomore album, No Strings Attached, sold a jaw-dropping 2,416,000 copies in its first week — a figure that 25 bested in just over three days.

2. Britney Spears' record for most albums sold by a female artist in a single week

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Record: Most albums sold by a female artist in a single a week

Year set: 2000

Albums sold: 1,319,000

Last year, Britney Spears fans were elated when Taylor Swift failed to beat the singer's 15-year-old record for most albums sold by a female artist in a single week. Unfortunately for them, Adele managed to do it in just a couple days.

3. 1989's position as the top-selling album of 2015

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Record: Most albums sold in 2015

Year set: 2015

Albums sold: 1,800,000

Last week, Taylor Swift's 1989 was the top-selling album of 2015. This week, it's number two. In just four days, Adele has moved more copies of 25 than 1989 has sold all year.

Adelegend, indeed.

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