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Adele’s ’25’ officially sets new first-week sales record

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Adele performs onstage during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — In just days, Adele’s “25” has officially set a new first-week sales record, moving 2.433 million albums since its release Friday.

On Tuesday, Nielsen Music said that in just four days the British singer broke the record previously set by ‘N Sync in 2000. The boy band’s “No Strings Attached” sold 2.416 million albums in its first week.

Adele’s last album, 2011’s “21,” sold more than 11 million units in the United States. The new album’s first single, “Hello,” is spending its fourth week on top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

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