Adele Part of Record Industry History – Video


For the first time ever, digital music sales outsold physical album sales in 2011, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Digital sales were up by 8.4 percent from last year, while physical album sales declined by 5 percent. The artist receiving the top spot for overall sales in 2011, Adele, moved 1,801,000 digital copies alone, while her singles “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You” sold 6,813,000 and 3,750,000 downloads, accordingly. Stream the video above for Adele’s hit, “Someone Like You.”