(AllHipHop News) Adele is not a Hip Hop artist, but the appeal of her soulful voice crosses genres. After taking a four year hiatus from her last studio project, 21, the British songstress is ready to return with 25 next month.
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25 is still three weeks away from being released, but Billboard is already reporting the album is on pace to sell over 1 million copies in its first week. In fact, industry projections have Adele’s third LP pushing between 1.3 and 1.8 million copies out the gate.
That 1.3 – 1.8 million range puts 25 close to earning the biggest debut week by a female artist in the Nielsen era. The current record holder is Britney Spears’ Oops!… I Did It Again which opened with 1.32 million units in May 2000.
The last act to cross the million sales mark in one week was Taylor Swift. The Pop sensation sold 1.29 million units in 2014. Swift also achieved that feat in 2012 with Red (1.28 million).
Adele’s 2011 album 21 has gone on to sell over 11 million copies in the United States. The Grammy-winning project spent four years on the Billboard 200 chart.
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Watch the video for Adele’s “Hello” below.