26 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE
‘SKYFALL’ WINS GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL SONG
& SELLS OVER 3 MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE
Adele’s critically acclaimed sophomore album ‘21′ has reached yet another momentous milestone this week, reaching one million sales in Australia.
This massive achievement makes ‘21′ the first album to sell one million copies in Australia since the release of Delta Goodrem’s ‘Innocent Eyes’ in 2003.
’21’ becomes the thirteenth album to be accredited with one million sales in Australia; placing Adele in the illustrious company of John Farnham, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Queen, ABBA, Alanis Morissette, Shania Twain, Delta Goodrem, Dire Straits, Meatloaf and the soundtrack to Grease.
This landmark achievement falls just days before the second anniversary of the release of ‘21‘ on 21st January. Additionally it falls in the same week as Adele’s victory at the Golden Globes, where her theme song to the new James Bond movie Skyfall won the award for Best Original Song. Skyfall has now sold over three million copies worldwide.
‘21‘ has achieved global success with 26 million albums sold worldwide. In her native UK, ’21’ has sold an incredible 4.5 million copies.
In the USA over 10 million albums have been sold, earning Adele and ‘21′ Diamond Certification by the RIAA. Adele is the only British or European female artist in history to earn this certification. Adele is also the only British or European artist ever to earn Diamond Certification in less than 2 years from release. Adele described this accomplishment as an “incredible honour.”
The ‘Adele Live At Royal Albert Hall’ DVD has sold over three million copies worldwide. In the USA it is the first music DVD since 2005 to sell one million copies in a single year and in Australia it has sold 100,000 copies.
‘Skyfall’ is the first recording by Adele since releasing her massively successful sophomore album ’21’ in early 2011. To date, ’21’ has sold over 24 million albums worldwide and garnered Adele 6 Grammy Awards, 2 BRIT Awards and 2 Ivor Novello Awards. ’21’ is the biggest selling album of both 2011 and 2012.
OFFICIAL THEME SONG TO LATEST JAMES BOND 007 FEATURE SKYFALL™
PREMIERES AT 9:07 (AEST) VIA ADELE.TV ON OCTOBER 5
“SKYFALL” RELEASE TO COINCIDE WITH 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF JAMES BOND 007
Adele will premiere her latest recording “Skyfall,” the official theme song to the upcoming 007 adventure of the same name, globally via her official site http://home.adele.tv on Friday October 5th at 9:07 (AEST), the track will be available to purchase as a download immediately after this premiere. It is available for pre-order at iTunes starting today (http://smarturl.it/AdeleSkyfall). October 5th marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No, and thus the James Bond film franchise, and will be celebrated as Global James Bond Day.
After reading the script for the film, Adele enlisted Paul Epworth to co-write and produce the theme song to “Skyfall™.” Adele admits, “I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall. There’s a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song. But I fell in love with the script and Paul had some great ideas for the track and it ended up being a bit of a no brainer to do it in the end. It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I’ve never done which made it exciting. When we recorded the strings, it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ll be back combing my hair when I’m 60 telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day I’m sure!” Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, “Skyfall” features the lush accompaniment of a 77-piece orchestra.
“Skyfall” is the first recording by Adele since releasing her massively successful sophomore album 21 in early 2011. To date 21 has sold over 24 million albums worldwide and garnered Adele 6 Grammy Awards, 2 BRIT Awards and 2 Ivor Novello Awards. 21 is the biggest selling album of both 2011 and 2012.
“Skyfall”, the film, will be released in cinemas in Australia on November 22, 2012.
Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in SKYFALL™, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. The film is from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.
Congratulations are in order for the reigning queen of the charts. Adele’s sophomore album 21 has officially sold more copies in the UK than Michael Jackson’s 1982 release, Thriller.
Billboard reports that 21 has sold 4,274,300 units, 500 more copies than MJ’s sixth album, Thriller.
Here in Australia 21 is currently the 8th highest selling album of all time, having hit 12x Platinum. Thriller holds 4th place, having sold 16 x Platinum in Australia.
Australia’s top six best selling albums are:
1) Whispering Jack, John Farnham, 1988
1) Bat Out of Hell, Meat Loaf, 1977
2) The Best of ABBA, ABBA, 1975
3) Brothers in Arms, Dire Straits, 1985
4) Thriller, Michael Jackson, 1982
5) Come On Over, Shania Twain, 1997
6) Innocent Eyes, Delta Goodrem, 2003
Adele has dominated the GRAMMY Awards this year winning 6 awards!
Album Of The Year – 21
Record Of TheYear – Rolling In The Deep
Song Of The Year – Rolling In The Deep
Best Pop Solo Performance – Someone Like You
Best Pop Vocal Album – 21
Short-form music video – Rolling in the Deep
Paul Epworth, producer of ‘Rolling In The Deep’ and ‘I’ll Be Waiting’, also picked up the award for Producer Of The Year.
Adele’s 21 was the biggest selling album in the world in 2011. The record has topped the ARIA album chart for half of the past 12 months and is a remarkable 11 times platinum in Australia.
ADELE ‘ROLLING IN THE DEEP’ AT 2012 GRAMMY AWARDS: