Adele has broken another record: her hit single Rolling in the Deep has become the biggest digital song of all time by a female artist in the United States. The single, off her sophomore album 21, beat Lady Gaga's Poker Face with 6.68 million in sales. Lady Gaga came in a close second with 6.62 million in sales, according to Billboard.com.
Adele's been on a roll since her big win at the 2012 Grammy Awards. The accomplished vocalist took home six awards, including best album, record, song, and short form music video of the year. She ties with music heavyweight Beyoncé for most Grammys won by a female in a single night. Adele is only the sixth artist overall to pull a hat trick and take home song, record, and album of the year since the Grammys' inception in 1958.
In February, Adele's 21 became the longest running No. 1 album by a woman. She outranked the The Bodyguard soundtrack which was co-produced by the late Whitney Houston. The Bodyguard soundtrack spent 20 weeks at No. 1 from 1992-1993. Adele's album 21 spent, ironically, 21 weeks at No.1 non-consecutively.
Her album has sold 7.3 million records overall in the United States and 20 million worldwide.
Below are the figures for the biggest all time digital song sales, according to Billboard.com:
Black Eyed Peas' I Got a Feeling - 7.82 million
Adele's Rolling in the Deep - 6.68 million
Lady Gaga's Poker Face - 6.62 million
Lady Gaga's Just Dance - 6.53 million
Black Eyed Peas' Boom Boom Pow - 6.34 million
LMFAO's Party Rock Anthem - 6.26 million
Flo Rida's Low - 6.23 million
Ke$ha's Tik Tok- 6.22 million
Jason Mraz's I'm Yours- 6.02 million
Taio Cruz's Dynamite-5.90 million