Adele’s new album “25” is set to break NSYNC’s longstanding record by selling 2.5 million copies in its first week.
With more than 900,000 copies sold through iTunes on its first day alone, the album is on track to break *NSYNC’s record of 2.42 million first-week sales, according to Billboard.
The boy band currently holds the record for the largest sales week since Nielsen Music began tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991, with 2,416,000 copies of their album “No Strings Attached” sold in 2000. It is also the only album to move more than 2 million copies in the U.S. in a single week.
The singer’s third studio album, “25,” was released on Nov. 20 through XL/Columbia Records. The album was not made available on streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music, with the New York Times reporting that Adele herself may have played a role in the decision.
Prior to its release, “25” was expected to move 1.5 million physical copies in the first week, with an additional 1 million digital sales allowing it to surpass Taylor Swift‘s 2014 release “1989” as the best-selling album of 2015.