This is NOT the Adele album sales news that we expected this holiday season.
We know there are a lot of returns this time of year - Optoro reports that goods totaling nearly $70 million are exchanged after Christmas - but some of the most popular albums and movies seem to have made their way to the trade-in counter this year.
Decluttr, a resale site for CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and video games, has released its most traded albums of the 2015 holiday season. Decluttr tracked the 509,403 items that were traded in the two days after presents were unwrapped to tell us what people said "thanks, but no thanks" to.
Adele's 21 topped the list. Looks like people had to make room (emotionally and physically) for 25.
The runners up were, in order, Santana's Supernatural, Michael Jackson's Thriller, One Direction's Four and Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP. 1D's appearance on the list also caught us off guard. Too many broken-hearted Directioners?
The most-swapped DVDs also included some of our faves: The top traded was Finding Nemo, followed by Frozen, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Avatar and Dark Night.
While we're not sure why people are getting rid of their 21s, we're not at all surprised that Adele's 25 didn't make the cut. Adele sold 3.38 million albums within the first week of her latest release, making it the largest single sales week for an album since Nielsen began tracking point-of-sales purchases in 1991, reports Billboard. That's a lot of Adele.