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Adele’s “25” Sells Another ~660K; Wins Third Straight Sales Race

Adele [25 Cover via Columbia Records]

For the third straight week, Adele’s “25” appears dominantly atop the album sales chart.

According to Hits Daily Double, the blockbuster album sold approximately 660,472 pure US copies during the December 4-10 tracking week.

Due later this weekend, Billboard’s more authoritative number will differ slightly. The disparity will not, however, remotely change the final outcome: “25” is #1 on Top Album Sales, and the battle was not close.

The ~660K weekly sales figure brings the US “25” cume comfortably past 5.1 million. It also more than triples the week’s next-strongest total.

Coldplay’s new “A Head Full Of Dreams,” which generated that total, sold approximately 198,043 copies in its first week.

The Adele and Coldplay albums will also take the top 2 respective spots on the Billboard 200, which accounts for pure sales, Track Equivalent Albums (track sales/10) and Streaming Equivalent Albums (track streams/1500). Such total consumption data should emerge by Sunday.

In terms of pure sales, the week’s other top performers include: Pentatonix’s “That’s Christmas To Me” (~118,046), G-Eazy’s “When It’s Dark Out” (~93,638), Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” (~72,114), Troye Sivan’s “Blue Neighbourhood” (~59,374), Rick Ross’ “Black Market” (~50,233), Chris Stapleton’s “Traveller” (~42,450), One Direction’s “Made In The AM” (~39,002) and Michael Buble’s “Christmas” (~31,515).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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