- Nielsen Music reports that 25 has just sold over 3 million copies in the U.S.
- still one day of tracking left.
- Hikaru Utada currenttly holds the record for fastest-selling album with a 1st week tally of 3,002,720 copies (Distance, 2001)
CLARIFICATION: the record mentioned is for 1st week single territory sale. Utada achieved hers in Japan, Adele in the U.S. Although I'm 95% sure this is also the record for 1st week wordwide sales, but I cannot find any definitive source on that.