Adele's "21" breaks another record

Adele's "21" breaks another record

During the past week or so I’ve been vaguely aware of Adele’s “21” album breaking some sort of record.  Some high level internet sleuthing confirmed this: “21” reached 10 million US record sales in less than two years.  Seriously?  Someone is keeping track of that?  Won’t that make the people in Zimbabwe and Croatia feel bad that when they bought “21” it didn’t count toward this stat?

Anyway, since this was apparently an esteemed milestone, I was curious about the company Adele will be keeping (Note to all right-brainers: two years = 104 weeks).  I was shocked and even somewhat alarmed that the top two spots were taken by boy bands, although it should be encouraging to those little cuties from One Direction. I don’t even know what to say about the Creed album.  You’re welcome in advance for helping to build your trivia arsenal.  Pull one of these factoids out at a party and watch the crowd drift away…

Albums that reached US sales of 10 million in less than two years:

1. Backstreet Boys' "Millennium" (39 weeks)
2. 'N Sync's "No Strings Attached" (43 weeks)
3. Santana's "Supernatural" (60 weeks)
4. Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill" (66 weeks)
5. "The Bodyguard" soundtrack (72 weeks)
6. Adele’s “21” (92 weeks)
7. Creed's "Human Clay" (93 weeks)
8. Shania Twain's "Come On Over" (96 weeks)

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