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Thank You Adele: Music Sales Up For 2011

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Adele Industry 2011

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!

So fab!

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6 comments to “Thank You Adele: Music Sales Up For 2011”

  1. 1

    Maybe, just maybe the music industry will start producing REAL talent now instead of little barbie dolls they dress in underwear and strut on stage to auto-tune! If Adele inadvertently had a hand in that…thank you Adele!

  2. 2

    Thank You Adele for not eating me. I cant stand her or her crappy music.

  3. 3

    Re: nfgrls – lol ha, ha, ha I am thinking the same, she doesn't take off her clothes because she is fat as and that would be a scary site. She has a few good songs, but most are boring and slow.

  4. 4

    Adele is such a refreshing breath of fresh air in this industry. Yes, I helped, because I bought her cd and her live at Royal Albert Hall too. They are excellent. I see now, why lady gaga has faded away… so much for her "album of the decade".. and to those commenting about her body shape….. how pathetic they are. Gaga and Mario are both holier than thou preachers for "anti-bullying"… so who's fans is it that loves to hate on her because of her body? Surely not gaga fans!!! any ideas?

  5. 5

    I doubt Adele takes the time to peruse internet gossip sites….. but I want her to know that PLENTY of people LOVE her and her music. peace from Texas.

  6. 6

    With that hairdo, she looks like a '60's mom.