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Global Climate March: Record Numbers Turn Out for Climate Protests
Hundreds of thousands of climate change activists were taking part in global marches Sunday, urging action from world leaders on the eve of a U.N. climate summit in Paris. More than 2,100 events worldwide were planned for the Global Climate March
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Adele “25” By The Numbers: 3.3 Million 1st Week Sales • 51/49% Physical/Digital • 67% Of Top 200 Sales

image from s8.postimg.orgMusic sales tracking firm BuzzAngle reports that Adele’s “25” sold 3,327,992 total albums in its first week of release. Nielsen Music put the number slightly higher at 3.38 million. Sales were split almost equally between physical and digital with  “25” representing an amazing 67.1% of total sales in the Top 200 last week.

Highlights for Adele “25” Week of 11/20/15 – 11/26/15 via BuzzAngle

Album Sales Highlights

  • AdelleAdele “25” – 3,327,992 total album sales (#1)
  • Physical Album Sales – 1,682,840 (51%)
  • Digital Album Sales – 1,645,152 (49%) 

Adele’s physical album sales alone would have been the fourth-best selling debut week album of the last 25 years, as would her digital album sales alone.

Adele’s first day album sales, 1.49M, were better than the first week album sales for any album of the last 15 years.

Adele “25” also drew significant sales to her previous two albums:

  • Adele “21” – 33,485 total album sales (#8)
  • Adele “19” – 19,860 total album sales (#15)

The Top 200 Albums total 4,956,772 in sales

  • Adele “25” represented 67.1% of the total sales of the Top 200

The Top 1,000 Album Sales total 5,817,473 in sales

  • Adele “25” represented 57.2% of the total sales of the Top 1,000 

Album Total Consumption

Consumption total (album project units) = album sales + (song sales/10) + (on-demand audio streams/150)

  • Adele “25” – 3,409,779 album project units (#1)
  • Adele “21” – 45,270 album project units (#8)
  • Adele “19” – 26,227 album project units (#17) 

Top 500 Albums total 6,677,843 in album project units Adele “25” represented 51.0% of the total album project units of the Top 500

BuzzAngle Music does not weight album sales for any sector. All numbers presented are raw units directly measured from each retailer.

ISS Astronauts celebrate Thanksgiving in Grand Fashion – NH Voice

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ISS Astronauts celebrate Thanksgiving in Grand Fashion
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If you think astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) missed Thanksgiving, then you are wrong. US astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren aboard the space station celebrated the holiday in grand fashion. The American astronauts were given
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Global climate march 2015: day of action begins in Australia and New Zealand … – The Guardian

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Global climate march 2015: day of action begins in Australia and New Zealand
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Marchers set off from Sydney's Domain as part of the global people's climate march on Sunday 29 November 2015. Photograph: Janine Israel for the Guardian. Contribute with Guardian Witness · Claire Phipps in Sydney. Sunday 29 November 2015 00.33 …
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Apple’s next iPhone reportedly ditches the headphone jack – Engadget

Apple's next iPhone reportedly ditches the headphone jack
Apple's quest for ever-thinner, ever-smarter devices may produce another casualty: your iPhone's headphone jack. A rumor at MacOtakara claims that the next iPhone might drop the 3.5mm port and use the Lightning port for audio instead. The move would
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Happy Birthday To D-Block’s Styles P!

NY crime rhyme vet David Styles, better known to the Hip Hop world as Styles P, turns a tenured 41 years young today.

The L.O.X.(Living Off Experience) co-founder along with Sheek Louch and Jadakiss began their careers with platinum honors, appearing on Puff’s No Way Out album and selling a million copies of their debut LP Money, Power and Respect. Styles has put out seven full length solo projects along with a host of mixtapes and callabos throughout his career, establishing himself as one of the top lyricists in the rap game. “The Ghost” has also made a proactive contribution in keping the hood healthy by opening three all natural juice bars in NYC.

From everyone here at, we send a “Super Gangster And A Gentleman” salute to Styles on his born day and we hope that he enjoys today and many more!

Obama’s Legacy at Stake in Paris Talks on Climate Accord – New York Times

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Obama's Legacy at Stake in Paris Talks on Climate Accord
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WASHINGTON — At a joint news conference here Tuesday with President François Hollande of France, President Obama veered from his focus on the terrorist attacks in Paris to bring up the huge international gathering beginning in the French capital on …
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Twisted Sister Allow Donald Trump to Use ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’

While artists like Neil Young, R.E.M. and Aerosmith have lashed out at Donald Trump for using their music at political rallies without permission, Twisted Sister have allowed the Republican presidential candidate to use their 1984 hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It” on the campaign trail. As singer Dee Snider revealed in a new interview, while his own beliefs strongly differ from Trump’s, he says the song “is about rebellion, speaking your mind and fighting the system. If anybody’s doing that, [Trump] sure is.”

Snider and Trump do have a history, as the singer was fired on the 2012 season of Celebrity Apprentice. “He called and he asked, which I appreciated,” Snider told Canadian Business of Trump’s use of “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” “I said, ‘Look, we don’t see eye to eye on everything – there are definitely issues that we’re far apart on.’ … Trump and Bernie Sanders are the two extremes. They’re raising holy hell and shaking everything up. That’s what ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ is about.”

While they have different ideologies, Snider said he remained friends with Trump after taping Celebrity Apprentice. “I have spent time with Donald and his family,” Snider said. “I don’t think either of us expected that we would like each other, but you know, Donald Trump is a pretty chill guy. He’s a frontman.”

When Snider spoke to Rolling Stone in 2012, he was similarly complementary of Trump while disagreeing with the mogul’s politics, including Trump’s demands to see Barack Obama’s birth certificate at that time. “In [Trump’s] own way, he is the P.T. Barnum of his day,” Snider said in 2012. “It is no coincidence that he is talking about possibly running for president at the time that we’re announcing the launch of the Celebrity Apprentice. It’s not a coincidence. Saying sensational things like ‘President Obama sucks,’ knowing at the same time that he wants people to lock up their TiVos.”

However, Snider doesn’t just allow every politician to use “We’re Not Gonna Take It” at rallies: In 2012, Snider denounced Paul Ryan’s use of the Twisted Sister single at a rally.

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