Adele’s 25 has officially broken NSYNC’s US chart record for most album sales in a week.
And it only took her three days.
The singer’s long-awaited third studio album soared to No. 1 in 106 countries and sold 2,433,000 copies in the US in three days, Nielsen Music reported (via Billboard.com), to become the fastest-selling album since tracking began in 1991 and thumping previous champs NSYNC.
The boy band set the record in the halcyon days of 2000 when their album No Strings Attached sold 2.416 million copies in a week.
“We officially say Bye Bye Bye as @Adele says Hello to the World Record of Most Albums Sold In a Single Week. Congratulations!! #IDemandARecount #NSYNC #Adele,” NSYNC’s Lance Bass tweeted.
Joey Fatone told Billboard Adele was a “rare talent” and he was a huge fan, but confessed: “Records are always meant to be broken but with technology and current music business model, I thought this one would be tough to beat.”
JC Chasez kept it short and sweet, tweeting: “Well done Adele.”
But the singer seemingly took it all in her stride, saying in a statement she just hopes we all “enjoy the record as much as I enjoyed making it for you.”
“This feels like such a long time coming, my new album is finally out,” she said.
“I am so overwhelmed and grateful to be able to even put another record out, and put it out how I want. The last month has been a whirlwind, it’s literally taken my breath away.”
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— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) November 24, 2015
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