Adele Scores Biggest Grammy-Fueled Sales Number in SoundScan History

Adele Scores Biggest Grammy-Fueled Sales Number in SoundScan History

The 2012 BRITs' Best British Female breaks the record previously held by Norah Jonas with 'Come Away With Me'.

Earlier this week when Adele was reported to have hit multiple milestones including the longest No. 1 run for a female artist, there was one feat that people hadn't mentioned. By selling a grand total of 730,000 copies (up 207%) with her second album "21", she beat Norah Jones to pull the biggest Grammy-boosted sales number.

Nine years ago, Jones held the record with her critically album "Come Away With Me" which shifted another 621,000 units (up 331%) post her 2003 Grammy win. While the Grammy boost helped Adele extend her reign for another week, it made the Brooklyn singer rise from the third position to the penthouse.

The impressive sales number of Adele's "21" drown out the rest of the chart, but it should be noted that the album led by single "Rolling in the Deep" was not the only CD which enjoyed a massive Grammy boost. Bruno Mars, Lady Antebellum and The Civil Wars have also jumped to higher places.

Bruno's "Doo - Wops & Hooligans" gained 133% increase on its sales by adding another 38,000 and rocketed 22 spots higher to the eighth place. Lady's "Own the Night" moved from No. 17 to No. 9 by selling 37,000 copies (up 47%). The Civil's "Barton Hollow" climbed 31 spots to the tenth position (36,000, up 178%).

Also, "Greatest Hits" album from Whitney Houston, who was remembered at the Grammys, moved from No. 6 to 2 by shifting another 175,000 (174% increase). Adele's "19" rose to No. 4 with 87,000 copies sold (up 144%).

Billboard Hot 200:

  1. "21" - Adele (730,000)
  2. "The Greatest Hits" - Whitney Houston (175,000)
  3. "Now 41" Compilation - Various Artist (94,000)
  4. "19" - Adele (87,000)
  5. "2012 Grammy Nominees" - Various Artists (85,000)
  6. "A Different Kind of Truth" - Van Halen (58,000)
  7. "Kisses on the Bottom" - Paul McCartney (58,000)
  8. "Doo - Wops & Hooligans" - Bruno Mars (38,000)
  9. "Own the Night" - Lady Antebellum (37,000)
  10. "Barton Hollow" - The Civil Wars (36,000)



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