In news that will come as a surprise to very few people, Adele’s new album ’25’ has sold rather a lot of copies since its release on Friday. By midnight on its first day, it had reached over 300,000 sales, and that’s only in the UK. Over 2.5 million copies have already disappeared from the shelves in the USA.

These huge numbers come in spite of the album being unavailable on streaming services, which count towards figures.