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Adele’s “21” Hits 10 Million in U.S. Sales - Adele’s mega-selling “21” album continues to rewrite the record books. This week, the XL/Columbia release pushes past the 10 million U.S. sales mark in only its 92nd week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In doing so, “21” becomes the 21st album to shift 10 million since the firm began tracking data in 1991. (Full story at Billboard.)

Today In Billboard History

May 25, 1991

The Billboard 200 adopts Nielsen SoundScan point-of-sale data, allowing, for the first time in the rock era, a chart ranking album sales not by retailer reports but actual, electronically-scanned unit sales. No. 1 that week? Michael Bolton’s “Time, Love and Tenderness.”