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More people searched for Adele’s lyrics on Google than for torrents, streams

on November 27, 2015, 2:10pm

Adele’s 25 is the fastest-selling album in music history, moving over three million units in its first six days of release. Aside from her cross-generation appeal, it seems the UK pop star successfully managed to curb the trend of illegal downloads.

In a new study, Musixmatch examined Adele-related search terms on Google, and found “adele 25 lyrics” was two-times higher than the search volume for ‘adele 25 torrent’ and ‘adele 25 youtube’ on the album’s release date.

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As of Friday, 25 has sold more than three million copies in the US and another 800,000 in the UK. The album remains unavailable on all streaming platforms aside from Pandora.

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