via Spin Magazine:”Adele’s ’21' album has now sold more than 10 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Fittingly, that makes ‘21' the 21st album to achieve “Diamond” status in the SoundScan era. Linkin Park’s 2000 Hybrid Theory and Usher’s 2004 Confessions also crossed the 10 million plateau earlier this year, but Adele’s accomplishment is all the more remarkable for taking less than two years to achieve. In fact, no album has sold 10 million copies more quickly since the boy-band era, when *NSYNC’s 2000 album No Strings Attached did so in just 43 weeks”