The top-selling album of 2015 set sales marks that make other recent hit albums look like they weren’t even trying. The New York Post reports that Adele’s album “25” sold 7.44 million units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. By comparison, Taylor Swift sold about half that in 2014, moving 3.66 million copies.
The Adele album is the best-selling album since Usher’s “Confessions” in 2004, according to the report, and spent its first six weeks at No. 1 on the charts.
Adele’s previous album, “21,” was the No. 1 album in the U.S. in 2011 and 2012.