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Adele enters record books

British artist Adele has entered the Guinness Word Record Book after breaking several landmark records following the phenomenal success of her second studio album 21.

The singer, recently confirmed to be recording the theme tune to the new James Bond film, Skyfall, broke seven records in total, including the first female, first UK artist and fastest act to reach a million US digital sales. The signer also recorded the biggest-selling digital single in the United States and the United Kingdom with her hit record ‘Rolling in the Deep’, as well as scored the biggest-selling digital album with 21 both in the UK and United States.

The success of Adele should come of little surprise to anyone following her success in our digital jukebox chart. Over 2011 and 2012, Adele had several songs in our most-selected track playlist including ‘Rolling in the Deep’, ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘Set Fire to the Rain’.

But Adele was not the only digital jukebox success story to appear in the 2013 edition of the Guinness World Records. One Direction became the first British act to have a debut album top the US Billboard Chart with Up All Night. Meanwhile, The Stone Roses also entered the record books with the fastest-selling rock concert in history; the 220,000 tickets to the three Manchester concerts sold out in just 68 minutes.

Other acts to claim their place in the record books include Madonna (biggest TV audience), Lady Gaga (fastest-selling album) and Rihanna (best-selling digital artist).

Here at Soundnet, we’re seen the popularity of all the above acts all reflected in our digital jukebox playlists, proving once again that customers want to be able to hear the bands and artists currently making the news. Contact a member of the team here at Soundnet for more information on how you can provide your customers with an all-encompassing music library.

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