And the New Top-Selling Digital Album Is ...?
Adele's 21 not your typical pop hit
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2011 10:21 AM CDT
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(Newser) – And the top digital album seller of all time is ... Eminem? Lady Gaga? Nope, sorry, it's Adele, the young English singer-songwriter. Adele's sophomore release 21 has now sold 1.017 million online copies, beating out Eminem's 1.005 million for Recovery, reports Hitfix. Even more impressive is how Adele got her numbers—instead of a huge opening weekend like most pop stars, she has been selling strongly but steadily for weeks now, since 21 was released on Feb. 22 in the United States.

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AustinFound
Jul 15, 2011 6:49 PM CDT
CDs are digital too. How about we call it the "most downloaded" album instead.
Mahatche
Jul 15, 2011 4:55 PM CDT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw great song for Adele.
Mahatche
Jul 15, 2011 4:54 PM CDT
good for her, I generally dislike pop music, but she is one of the few artists with pop appeal, that maintains a higher level of musical integrity. Her music doesn't feel like it was manufactured in a pop music factory. She deserves all the credit she gets, even if it's not your type of music, she is undeniably talented.