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Adele Has Sold 10 Million Copies of 21

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12:  Singer Adele, winner of six GRAMMYs, poses in the press room at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Which, in addition to being a boatload of albums, brings 21 to the rare and glittering Diamond status. Only eight albums have gone Diamond (that is fun to type!) within two years of release; the last to do so was 'N SYNC's No Strings Attached, back in 2001. In conclusion, Adele is very popular, and parents still buy CDs, then lose them, then buy them again.

Photo: Kevork Djansezian/2012 Getty Images