ADELE Career CSPC Results
So, after checking all figures, how many overall album sales equivalent each Adele album achieved? Well, at this point we barely need to do the addition of all figures defined all over this article!
In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, 25 singles released in digital format sold the equivalent of 1,875,000 albums – 12,500,000 downloads with a 10 to 1,5 weighting.
As a reminder:
- Studio Album: sales of the original album
- Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
- Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
- Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
- Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500)
This is it! In spite of being released a mere five years ago, 21 is already up to 41,7 million albums sales equivalent. This figure is more than anything Madonna ever released.
Considering the outstanding machine 21 has been, we tend to forget the rest of her discography. Putting the Orphan Album folder apart, almost exclusively made of Skyfall, her three albums add for an history-making 25 million average.
The promotion of 25 is still well alive but the 2015 juggernaut already climbed to nearly 22,5 million equivalent album sales, destroying everything released by the likes Rihanna or Taylor Swift.
The cumulative tally of Adele is up to 76,7 million equivalent album sales, a figure already over the two previously mentioned divas despite much less albums released.
Do not forget to check our amazing lists posted inside the CSPC: Data Collector which includes the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge her position in the history of the music industry.
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Sources: IFPI, Spotify, Chartmasters.org.