Adele May Have Broken The Internet, But She Could Break The Music Industry

Adele is aware of the effect that she has on people. During her interview with Canadian talk show etalk, the British singer joked that she broke the internet just like Kim Kardashian.

The 27-year-old songstress made an appearance on the talk show to promote her new album, 25. Adele talked about the massive impact that her new single “Hello” made on people around the world.

“I did a Kim Kardashian. Thank god it wasn’t with my ass. It would’ve actually broke the internet if it was my bum!”

Adele was recalling the time when Kim Kardashian broke the internet with her famous assets. The reality star bared it all for her photo shoot with Paper magazine last November. Not only did she bare her bum, but she also posed full frontal for the cheeky shoot.

It’s being predicted that Adele’s new album could also break the music industry. According to Yahoo Finance, her highly anticipated new album is finally arriving online and at stores on Friday, November 20. Adele may break the internet again on that day because it’ll be all that people will talk about. When it comes to music sales, Adele is set to break records when it comes to both digital and physical album copies.

According to Billboard, experts predict that 60 percent of 25’s album sales will come from physical copies. Columbia Records also expects to ship 3.6 million copies in the next week. That’s the highest for any new release since *NSYNC sold 4.2 million copies of their No Strings Attached album in 2000. The boy band’s final album was released on January 9, 2001, when iTunes didn’t even exist yet.


If Adele’s new album lives up to the hype, then it could break records in its first sales week alone. Sony predicts that Adele will sell 1.5 million physical copies in the first week. That doesn’t even include the 900,000 sales that she will sell on Apple’s iTunes. That could put her close to *NSYNC’s record of 2.5 million for No Strings Attached.

In fact, the soulful crooner could save a music industry that has declined in music sales since downloading digital music and online streaming has taken over. According to Nielsen, total album sales, including CDs, cassettes, vinyl, and digital, dropped to 11 percent in 2014.

But why is there so much hype surrounding Adele? It’s because she’s one of the few singers and songwriters who break records when it comes to music video streaming and album sales. The last one who came close was Taylor Swift with her latest album, 1989. Swift’s first pop album sold 3.66 million copies in 2014, making it the best-selling album, according to Nielsen Music. During its first week, it sold 1.287 million copies. In addition, Swift previously broke the VEVO record by having the most views in a 24-hour span with her “Bad Blood” video, but Adele quickly broke that with the popularity of her “Hello” video.


Adele’s last album, 21, broke records. It raked in more than $11 million in sales, according to the Billboard report. It also topped several charts in over 30 countries and became the top 200 album of all time. Fans have been waiting for some new music from the singer since she took her nearly three-year hiatus. She came out of hiding to record “Skyfall” for the 2012 James Bond movie of the same name. The song went to the top of the iTunes chart and went to No. 8 on the Billboard 100 chart. “Skyfall” became the first Bond song to win an award at the Golden Globes, Brit Awards, and Academy Awards.

Adele then made a big comeback with “Hello” in October, which sold 1.1 million copies in its first week. It beat out the previous record held by Florida Rida’s “Right Round,” which sold 650,000 copies during its first week. It helps that Adele’s fan base is dedicated and thirsty for some new music from their queen.

Are you looking forward to Adele’s 25? Are you planning to buy a physical or a digital copy of her new album? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.

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