Adele has done it again with a new multi platinum album that has reaffirmed her position as one of the most marketable singers in the world today.
Adele has sold 10 million copies of new album '25' in the United States. This is her second album to cross the threshold as the English singer cements her status as the century's top-selling singer.
Honoured for her incredible achievements in the music. The Recording Industry Association of America presented Adele a plaque certifying that "25," released in November, had gone diamond platinum, or sold 10 million, at a ceremony backstage at New York's Madison Square Garden where she just played six sold-out shows, her publicist announced Tuesday.
In addition to her being the top selling artiste with her new album, the US industry body in its latest certifications said that it also recognized that Adele's 2011 album "21" had sold 14 million copies in the United States, the world's largest music market.
She is also recognized in her homeland. Adele, who has achieved similar historic success in her native Britain, is the only artist to sell albums at such volume since digital music went mainstream in the early 2000s.
Although a handful of other albums since 2000 have also gone diamond platinum, they all have been around a decade before Adele—so she still rules.
The other outstanding albums include rap superstar Eminem's "The Eminem Show" and country pop singer Shania Twain's "Up!" in 2002 and, in 2000, teen idol Britney Spears' "Oops!...I Did It Again," boy band NSYNC's "No Strings Attached" and Beatles compilation "1."
Adele has performed some of the most recognizable songs in recent years with tear-jerker ballads such as "Someone Like You" and "Hello," winning an audience that crosses demographic and age lines.
In less than a year Adele's album 25 has made history for the 28 year old singer once again.