Adele Takes Top Spot, Knocks Off Taylor Swift

by Raheem Karim

Adele’s latest album, “25,” broke the record, held by ‘NSync since 2000, in just four days selling 2.433 million albums. While Taylor Swift’s “1989” album, sold just 1.287 million copies in its first week, Adele’s “25” sold 3.38 million copies in its first week.

Taylor Swift’s star studded “Bad Blood” music video earned about 20 million viewers in its first day, but Adele shattered Swift’s record with 27.7 million views to her “Hello” video in its first day.

In 2015, Swift’s killer “squad”—which includes stars like Selena Gomez, Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss and Ellie Goulding— had social media hooked, and news stories popped up each time the famous friends posted photos together. However, after Adele’s album release she proved she has her own celebrity squad, which includes Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.

Tickets went on sale for Adele’s North American tour last week and sold out in minutes. Scalpers got a head start buying up all the tickets. They are now selling her tickets for online— Ebay has tickets for $48,000, StubHub has some for $11,000 and Craigslist has them from anywhere from $7,000 to $9,000.

Adele fans were disappointed and frustrated with how quickly the tickets sold out.

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