Monday, March 5, 2012

Adele song sets digital record

Adele continues to set records.

Billboard reports the UK singer’s “Rolling In The Deep” has become the biggest-selling digital song of all time by a woman in the U.S. - and the second-biggest overall.

The song sold another 99,000 sold in the week ending February 26 to set a new total of 6.68 million, surpassing Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (6.62 million) to become tops among all female-led tunes.

"Rolling in the Deep" is now second among all digital songs, only to the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" (7.82 million); Gaga’s "Poker Face" falls to third place.

Since SoundScan began tracking download sales in 2003, a total of 26 songs have sold at least 5 million in the U.S.

Adele’s “21” is currently enjoying its 22nd week at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, making it the longest-running #1 since Prince & the Revolution's "Purple Rain" soundtrack scored 24 weeks on top in 1984 and 1985.

"21" has now sold 7.65 million in the U.S. – including 1.83 million in 2012.

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Adele – Rolling In The Deep

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