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

(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. (Read more Adele stories.)

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