Adele’s ‘Hello’ Is 1st Song to Sell 1 Million In A Week

Adele’s “Hello” Becomes 1st Single To Move 1 Million Units First Week

It takes the average MEGA single about 6-8 months to reach platinum status on a single — and for the first time in history an artist has surpassed 1 million unit sold on a single in one week.

Adele ends the week with 1,112,000 downloads — becoming the first artist ever to sell a million copies first week with her new single “Hello.” The British singer took the spot from Flo Rida’s “Right Round” which moved 636k back in 2009.

Her welcome back album 25 is also expected to hurdle the million mark as well and could possibly inch its way to two million when it debuts on November 20th.

Via Billboard