This week, Adele's album 21 passed 12 million in sales, with a steadily rising total of 12,162,000 copies sold since its release. Analysts have predicted that the album could sell over 13,000,000 by the end of the year, and with Christmas coming up, that seems to be within reach. The singer's DVD Live at the Royal Albert Hall comes out November 29.

In other news, the year's best-selling albums in the United States are as follows:

1. Adele 21 4,420,000
2. Lady Gaga Born This Way 1,893,000
3. Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV 1,668,000
4. Jason Aldean My Kinda Party 1,316,000

[via ChartNews]