British singer Adele’s acclaimed album “21” scores yet again and becomes the best-selling album in the U.S. for two consecutive years, according to a Jan. 3 report. It beats Taylor Swift’s “Red,” said Nielsen Soundscan.
Nielsen Soudscan, information and sales tracking system of music and music video products throughout the U.S. and Canada said that it’s the first time they have seen an album achieve this rare feet, since they started tracking sales in 1991.
The last album to receive this immense recognition was Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” which remained at the top in1983 and 1984.
Adele’s “21” album, which includes singles like “Rolling in the Deep” and ballad “Someone Like You” sold 4.41 million units in the U.S. in 2012 beating Taylor Swift's "Red" with a big margin, which sold 3.11 million copies. British boy band and teen heartthrob One Direction's "Up All Night," released in 2011 on Sony Music Entertainment's SYCO/Columbia label was placed third with 1.62 million units sold.
"21," an album that named after the singer’s age was composed in the aftermath of her separation with her partner and echoes powerful and strong emotions of anger, forgiveness, revenge and pathos.
"It's a sort of a once-in-a-lifetime album," Keith Caulfield, associate director of charts at Billboard, told Reuters of "21." "Only a few of these albums come along in history."
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