Adele can’t be stopped.
The soulful singer’s chart-topping sophomore album 21 has now sold over 9 million copies in the U.S. Adding to Adele’s long list of accomplishments, 21 will reach rare RIAA diamond sales status once it passes the extremely rare 10 million mark.
In April, the British songstress recently revealed that she’ll release a new song in 2012.
“There will be a new song, probably coming out at the end of the year,” Adele told French radio station NRJ. “But then it depends how quickly I write some other new songs.”
Adele was quick to shoot down claims that there might be a new album to accompany the 2012 single. “It won’t be for a good two years … I have to write it. It takes a while.” However, rumour has it her label XL is planning to release a special edition of her chart-topping, record-breaking album with a few new tracks, just in time for Christmas.
According to the Daily Star Sunday, the re-release could potentially help 21 surpass Queen’s Greatest Hits to become the U.K.’s biggest selling albums of all time. Adele’s sophomore album recently passed Michael Jackson’s Thriller in U.K. album sales, firmly planting 21 at No. 5 on the U.K.’s all-time biggest selling albums list.
Could this be what Adele was referring to when she mentioned that there would be a new song in 2012? Or could the singer be referencing the rumored track she’s recording for the upcoming James Bond film, “Skyfall”?
Even if Adele doesn’t release a new album for a few years, 21 shows no signs of fading away any time soon. The album spent 23 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 and currently holds the No. 2 position on the Billboard 200, selling 101,000 copies this week.
Adele’s 21 has never left the Billboard 200 chart’s top 10 in its entire 63-week run
By Crystal Bell