Adele notches up more chart success
Published 27/03/2011 | 19:17
Adele has achieved yet more groundbreaking chart success matching Queen of Pop Madonna with nine weeks at number one, the longest for a female solo artist.
Her current album 21 has now spent the same length of time at the top spot as Madonna's greatest hits The Immaculate Collection.
Adele's debut album 19 stayed at number two. She has now held the top two positions in the album chart for three of the last five weeks.
The Londoner's emotionally-charged track Someone Like You was back at number one in the singles countdown a week after being toppled by Nicole Scherzinger's Don't Hold Your Breath.
Adele still has two other singles in the top 40, Rolling in the Deep at number nine and Make You Feel My Love at 36.
The singer songwriter is also enjoying success Stateside, having regained the number one spot in the US billboard album chart in recent days.
Earlier in the year she became the first living artist since the Beatles to have two top five hits in the UK single and album charts simultaneously.
A more surprising chart success was achieved by Welsh opera singer Wynne Evans, who performed an advert jingle for insurance comparison website Go Compare.
His debut album A Song in My Heart went in at number 40 in the Official Album Chart, and number one in the classical chart.
Evans called his success "one of the most amazing moments of my career". He has been a singer for 15 years and has signed a six-album deal with Warner Music.