Adele crushed NSYNC’s single-week album sales record in only four days, and Joey Fatone is fine with that — even if he didn’t quite expect it to happen in the digital age.
“Records are always meant to be broken, but with technology and current music business model, I thought this one would be tough to beat,” the former boy band singer told Billboard.
NSYNC has held the record for most album sales in a single week ever since “No Strings Attached” sold 2,416,000 copies in 2000. Adele’s third album, “25,” surpassed the boy band’s milestone after moving 2,433,000 in pure album sales as of Tuesday.
But Fatone saw it lightly, and admitted he is a “huge fan” of the British soul singer.
“In all honesty, Adele is the truth — kinda excited a rare talent like hers is in the same breath as our group,” he added. “I’m a huge fan. … I even bought the damn album.”
Adele’s “25” sold 900,000 copies through iTunes on its first day alone.