Today (Feb. 22) marks a special day in pop music, as Adele's sophomore album 21 was released five years ago. In celebration of its anniversary, we look back at the LP's incredible success worldwide.
Here are just a handful of 21's historical statistics:
- Won Album of the Year in 2012 at the GRAMMYs and British Album of the Year at the BRIT Awards
- Sold 10 million copies in the U.S. by November 2012
- Largest-selling album of 2011 and 2012
Watch our video tribute to the album above, then check out this fun archival gallery of Adele's many faces at the 2013 Oscars.