Eleven months on since the album’s release and ‘21’ is going strong, breaking Apple’s European download records.
The album which features ‘Someone Like You’ also became the biggest selling digital LP in US history earlier this year beating Eminem’s album ‘Recovery’ which was the leading album before ‘21’.
This is great news for Adele as she recovers from having vocal cord surgery. She has assured fans she is "super happy, relaxed and very positive" after undergoing throat surgery last week to repair a condition that has prevented her from performing in recent months.
Independent music analyst Mark Mulligan said the singer's latest feature was a "great landmark for digital album sales" but warned that downloading was "getting rarer".
"This is a positive news for the music industry and Apple's iTunes has done a great job of helping to sell digital albums," he said. "However, mass buying of digital albums is swimming against the tide and is getting rarer.
"Most people now like consuming music as singles and a growing number either stream songs or watch the videos on YouTube. Fewer and fewer people download entire albums to own.
"Downloading albums to own is becoming a less and less important part of how fans and artists interact," he added.
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