Adele's New Album '30' Becomes Best-Selling Record of the Year Just Days After Release

Only three days after releasing her new album 30 on Friday, it became the number-one selling album in the country with more than half a million copies purchased by Sunday


Adele's big comeback just got even better!

The singer's new album 30 has become the No. 1 selling album in the country with more than half a million copies purchased through Sunday — which was just three days after its release — according to Billboard.

The news outlet reported that 30 sales topped those of singer Taylor Swift's Evermore album after its December 2020 release. Swift's album was previously the best seller with 462,000 copies sold through last Thursday, Nov. 18, Billboard added.

Final first-week sales numbers for the album will be confirmed on Sunday, the outlet reported.

The tracks on 30 drew inspiration from Adele's split from husband Simon Konecki in 2019 and are about heartbreak, self-forgiveness, and liberation.

ADELE ONE NIGHT ONLY, a new primetime special that will be broadcast Sunday, Nov. 14 (8:30-10:31 PM, ET/8:00-10:01 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
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Speaking to Zane Lowe during an Apple Music interview ahead of the album's release, Adele talked about creating the album and going "through hell and back" during her divorce.

"It was like it really helped me, this album. It really, really did. And I truly do believe, like, when we started the interview where I was like, 'There's not an occasion or a scenario or a feeling where there is not the perfect song for it somewhere.' I really do believe, and I'm not being arrogant or anything like that here, it's just, like, it was my hell. But I really went to hell and back," she said.

She also drew inspiration from her 9-year-old son, Angelo, the former couple's only child.

In the third track of the album titled My Little Love the 15-time Grammy winner includes voice notes recorded with him while discussing the divorce.

In one of the voice notes Angelo can be heard telling Adele, "I feel like you don't love me."

Adele responds, "You know mummy doesn't like anyone else like I like you, right?"

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