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Adele’s ’21’ Goes Diamond With 10 Million Copies Sold In USA

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Adele‘s 21 is shining bright like a diamond. The set, the British songbird’s sophomore effort, has crossed diamond status after selling 10 million copies in the United States.

According to Billboard, 21 has achieved the sales milestone in its 92nd week of release, and, coincidentally, becomes the 21st album to reach 10 million in sales stateside since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.

“What an incredible honor,” Adele said in a statement. “A huge, huge thank you to my American fans for embracing this record on such a massive level.”

21 joins an elite club of albums to cross 10 million in sales in the SoundScan era, that includes Confessions by Usher, No Strings Attached by Nsync, Millennium by Backstreet Boys, 1 by the Beatles, Come On Over by Shania Twain, Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette, Supernatural by Carlos Santana, and the soundtrack to The Bodyguard, among others.

Earlier this year, Adele made a clean sweep at the 54th annual Grammys with 21, winning all six of the awards she was nominated for, including the big three: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Album Of The Year.

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