Adele‘s 21 has become the first album to sell over three million copies digitally.
Released in 2011, the album topped America’s end-of-year sales charts that year and the following year and it was the 21st bestseller in 2013. It also became the 21st album to sell more than 10 million copies in the U.S.
The Someone Like You singer and her producer Paul Epworth are reportedly at work on the album’s follow-up after Adele took time away from the spotlight to become a mother.
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Charitable Adele insists special guests at her concerts donate cash to her favourite cause in return for complimentary tickets.
The Someone Like You singer helps raise funds for Sands, an organisation dedicated to supporting parents coping with the death of an infant, by demanding that everyone who scores a free pass to her shows hand over at least $20 to charity.
And she’s so particular about her fundraising efforts, Adele has even made it a fixed request on her backstage rider, which has recently been obtained by website TheSmokingGun.com
The singer also forbids “tomatoes, vinegar, chilli or citrus fruit” on her sandwiches in an effort to make sure her voice is in top form.
The rider also includes one pack of Marlboro Light cigarettes, two bottles of the “very best quality red wine” and a “selection of bottles of the best quality European lager”.