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 1,250,000 albums – 12,500,000 downloads with a 10 to 1 weighting.
This is it! In spite of being released a mere five years ago, 21 is up to already 39 million albums sales equivalent. This figure is barely 200,000 CSPC units shy of Madonna biggest album Like A Virgin.
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 24 million average.
The promotion of 25 is still well alive but the 2015 juggernaut already climbed to nearly 22 album sales equivalent, destroying everything released by the likes Rihanna or Taylor Swift.
The cumulative tally of Adele is up to 72,9 million album sales equivalent, a figure already over the two previously mentioned divas despite much less albums released.
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Sources: IFPI, Spotify, Chartmasters.org.