The big question, for me at least is: Will 25 sell over 1 million copies in its first week? Another huge question is: Will 25 outsell 1989 and thereby become the biggest-selling album of the year (in the last 6? weeks)?
As you may know, Adele’s last album was the #1 album of both 2011 and 2012. If she weren’t releasing an album this year, Taylor Swift would likely match the feat, as 1989 narrowly edged out the soundtrack to Frozen last year, and it is still in the Top Ten of the Billboard 200 nearly a year after its release. Current single, “Wildest Dreams” sits at #6 on the Hot 100. All five singles from 1989 peaked in the Top Ten of the Hot 100; only “Style” and “Wildest Dreams” failed to reach #1.