Friday 28 July 2017

Adele dominates US album chart

Adele's 21 has spent a full year on the US Billboard's Top 200 albums chart
Adele's 21 has spent a full year on the US Billboard's Top 200 albums chart

Adele's album 21 has spent 21 weeks on top of the US Billboard's Top 200 albums chart - and its 21st week is the biggest one yet.

Nielsen SoundScan said her album sold 730,000 copies the week after her Grammy Awards sweep. The Londoner won six prizes at the Los Angeles gathering.

It is the longest stint for a woman at the top of Billboard's album chart, displacing Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard. It has also now sold 7.3 million copies.

The British singer-songwriter's 21 has spent a full year on the charts.

It has become a phenomenon since its release, fuelled by hits Someone Like You and Rolling in the Deep.

It won six Grammys on February 12, including album of the year. Its sales spiked 207% afterwards.

Adele also won two trophies at the Brit music awards on Tuesday.

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