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Adeles 21 Hits 10 Million in U.S. Sales | Billboard

“21” shifted another 28,000 in the past week, bringing its to-date sum to 10,020,000. “21” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and spent 24 non-consecutive weeks atop the tally — the most in the SoundScan era. Read more at Billboard.

Lana Del Rey has last laugh with top Billboard debut | Reuters

After weeks of hype and ridicule, singer Lana Del Rey had the last laugh on Wednesday by scoring the week’s highest debut on the Billboard 200 album chart with her new record “Born To Die.” via Reuters.

Adele, Lady Gaga power music recovery | Reuters

According to data released on Wednesday by tracking firm Nielsen SoundScan, overall album sales rose 3.6 percent to 221.5 million units during the first half of 2011, the first increase since 2004.While it is too early to judge if the trend will last through the year, an annual increase would be only the second in […]

Sales slide for Beyonces new chart-topper

Her previous release, the double-disc “I Am … Sasha Fierce,” sold 482,000 copies during its first week of sale in November 2010, fueled by the hits “If I Were a Boy” and “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”. via Reuters.

Jill Scott aims for first U.S. chart-topper

Industry sources suggest she could sell as many as 125,000 copies of “The Light of the Sun” by week’s end on Sunday. Scott previously went as high as No. 3 with 2004’s “Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2.” via Reuters.

Adele Reclaims No. 1 on Billboard 200, Book of Mormon Makes History

Adele Reclaims No. 1 on Billboard 200, Book of Mormon Makes History

    via Billboard.com. While Adeles “21” returns, as expected, to the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a tenth non-consecutive week 114,000; down 5% and Lady Gagas “Born This Way” falls to No. 2 100,000; down 42%, the real news is the stunning re-entry at No. 3.  

Pop singer Adele leads U.S., UK pop album charts

via Yahoo! News. Adele, the winner of the best new artist Grammy in 2009, sold a mighty 352,000 copies of her second album “21” during the week ended February 27, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album also hit No. 1 in Britain.  

Lady Gaga breaks iTunes records, says on drunk diet

via Reuters. Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” has become the fastest-selling single ever on Apple’s iTunes store worldwide, racking up more than one million downloads in five days, Apple said on Friday.