In case anyone has missed it - Adele is back. And to cement her status as a singing superstar even further, her new album 25 has broken the UK record for the highest ever sales figure for an album in its first week - clocking in at a staggering 800,000 copies sold.

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The album has sold more than the next 86 albums in the chart combined and has become the first album to stream more than 100,000 downloads in a week.

No other album in the history of the UK chart has ever sold as much as the award-winning songstress has with her first album in four years.

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The previous record was held by Oasis in 1997 when the band’s album Be Here Now reached number 1 with 696,000 sales in its first week.

It’s not just in the UK that Adele’s third album is performing well and the star has also sold more than three million in one week in the US - making it number 1 on the Billboard charts.

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That is the highest one-week US sales data since its records began in 1991.

It has also overtaken N’Sync’s previously held record from 2000 for No Strings Attached which reached 2.4 million sales.