By: Shirley Halperin from THR
When we say diamond sellers, it has nothing to do with expensive stones or jewelry. Rather, 21, her 2010 album, has sold in excess of 10 million copies in the United States entitling it to "diamond" certification, per Billboard. Since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking sales data in 1991, only 21 albums have achieved the feat and crossed the diamond threshhold, among them Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, 'NSync's No Strings Attached, The Bodyguard soundtrack and Santana's Supernatural.
21 is one of only eight albums to hit the 10 million mark within two years of release (104 weeks), according to Billboard.
Adele’s second album spent more than 80 weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart, a tally that trails only Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. and The Sound of Music. Even as recently as July, 21 was declared the best-selling album of 2012 having moved over 3.6 million units this year alone.
No word yet on when Adele will start on a new album. The singer gave birth to her first child, a son, in October. Earlier that month, she released the song “Skyfall” from the James Bond film of the same name.