She might not be the only reason, but Adele sure is one of the biggest reasons that music sales were up for the first time in a long time in 2011!
Sales have been steadily going down for the recording industry… that is, until now!
Music sales are grew in 2011 for the first time since 2004!
Physical sales were still down, but the loss was made up in digital sales — which went up by 9.4% and for the FIRST TIME ever made up more than half of the industry's revenues!
All of this means that we need to thank Adele:
'Adele became the first artist to go double-platinum on iTunes — while her massive breakthrough, 21, helped goose digital and physical sales numbers by collectively topping more than 8 million in 2011 — digital sales were huge. Both unit sales (105 million) and revenue ($1 billion) were up more than 20 percent. Single downloads were up nearly 11 percent to 1.3 million.'
Watching EVERYBODY's album sales from last year was nothing short of amazing. We'd put our money on the resurgence of really decent tunes!
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