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Adele tops U.S. album chart for the second week with record-breaking sales

Adele officially scored her second week at the top of the album charts with record-breaking sales of more than one million copies.

The Grammy winner's comeback album 25 easily stayed put in the number one spot on the Billboard 200 countdown after selling 1.16 million units in its second week of release.


The feat makes her the first act to sell more than a million copies of an album in two different weeks since Nielsen began tracking sales data in 1991.


25 rocketed to the top of the Billboard 200 last weekend (29Nov15) with a record-setting 3.38 million sales, sailing past the previous single-week sales record, set by 'NSYNC's No Strings Attached in 2000, in just three days.


Far behind in the number two position is Justin Bieber, whose former number one record Purpose shifted 211,000 units, but managed to stay in second place.


A cappella group Pentatonix's 2014 holiday album That's Christmas to Me climbed three places from sixth to third, while One Direction's new Made in the A.M. fell a spot to number four and Taylor Swift's 1989 rounded out the top five.