Platinum Status: Here Are All the Albums that Sold One Million Units in Their First Week

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Platinum Status: Here Are All the Albums that Sold One Million Units in Their First Week

Adele joined an exclusive group this week. The singer’s third album, 25, has reportedly sold 2.5 million copies in its first four days out.

It’s only the 20th album to break the million mark in its first week, and Adele didn’t even need the full week. She just passed ‘NSYNC’s No Strings Attached, cementing the fact that 25 is having the best opening ever. She’s left some industry titans in her wake, including Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift, Eminem, and a whole bunch of boy bands. Check the full list of first week all-stars below—after sharing a triumphant cackle with Adele:

Platinum Status: Here Are All the Albums that Sold One Million Units in Their First Week


Adele, 25 (2015): 2,300,000+ (final sales TBD)
Taylor Swift, 1989 (2014): 1,287,000
Taylor Swift, Red (2012): 1,208,000
Lady Gaga, Born This Way (2011): 1,108,000
Taylor Swift, Speak Now (2010): 1,047,000
Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III (2008): 1,006,000
50 Cent, The Massacre (2005): 1,141,000
Usher, Confessions (2004): 1,096,000
Norah Jones, Feels Like Home (2004): 1,022,000
Eminem, The Eminem Show (2002): 1,322,000
‘NSYNC, Celebrity (2001) 1,880,000
The Beatles, 1 (2000): 1,259,000
Backstreet Boys, Black & Blue (2000): 1,591,000
Limp Bizkit, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (2000) 1,055,000
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) 1,760,000
Britney Spears, Oops!…I Did It Again (2000) 1,319,000
‘NSYNC, No Strings Attached (2000) 2,416,000
Backstreet Boys, Millennium (1999) 1,134,000
Garth Brooks, Double Live (1998): 1,085,000
Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard (1993): 1,061,000

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