Adele dominates World Music Chart
Adele has returned to the top of the world music chart with her second studio album 21.
The ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ star sold a further 217,000 copies of the record internationally this week, taking the overall number of sales units to 7.94 million since its release in January.
Adele’s debut album is listed as achieving the week’s highest sales gain and currently sits at number 14 on the world chart, three years after its initial release.
Combined sales of 19 and 21 total 9.5m in 2011 alone, making Adele the highest-selling artist in the world so far this year.
Adele’s 21 gained the 23-year-old a Mercury Prize nomination earlier this week, while the album’s lead single ‘Rolling In The Deep’ picked up seven MTV VMA nominations for its accompanying music video.
Reacting to the news on her official blog, she exclaimed: “Flabbergasted about the VMA nominations!! Thank you thank you MTV!”
Adele’s music video for ‘Rolling in the Deep’ – which sees her performing the song while sitting on a chair – is up for ‘Video of the Year’. The 23-year-old joked: “I’m thinking about releasing a range of chairs to celebrate!”
She also added: “I can’t wait to see everyone’s performances, if they’re anything like the last couple years it’s gonna be so exciting. Huge props to Sam Brown the director of ‘Rolling in the Deep’!”