According to the Official Charts Company’s sales data, Adele’s Rolling In The Deep and Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds‘ have now both sold over a million copies in the UK.
Rolling In The Deep and ‘Diamonds’ have become only the 144th and 145th singles to reach this sales milestone, respectively, since the Official Singles Chart began in 1952.
‘Diamonds’, which topped the Official Singles Chart in October, 2012, has become the fourth track Rihanna has featured on to sell over a million copies in the UK. This puts the Barbadian superstar second only to the members of The Beatles for the most million-selling singles on our shores. Her previous million-sellers include ‘We Found Love’ FT Calvin Harris (2011), ‘Love The Way You Lie’ with Eminem (2010) and ‘Only Girl In The World’ (2010).
“In securing their second and fourth million sellers respectively, Adele and Rihanna join an elevated group of artists – it is a tribute to their massive popularity that they have achieved such accolades,” comments the Official Charts Company’s Chief Executive, Martin Talbot. “Few artists from any era have achieved ONE million seller in the UK, let alone multiple ones. It is also particularly apt, that they have done so in the days leading up to International Women’s Day.“