Sales Figures: Adele Basks At #1 On The Billboard 200

Published: Thursday 28th Apr 2011 by Trent

Adele never ceases to amaze. The singer’s ’21’ album has reclaimed the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 with a tremendous increase in sales, besting all contenders.

’21’ experienced a 65% rise, selling another 153k units and giving it a 5th non-consecutive week at the chart summit. However, Adele wasn’t the only artist to enjoy a boost in popularity thanks to the Easter sales rush.

Britney Spears’ ‘Femme Fatale’ climbed 1 spot to #5 with 45k copies sold (up 6%).Even Justin Bieber’s ‘Never Say Never: The Remixes’ surged from #22 to #10 by selling 36k (up 85%). Finally, Chris Brown’s ‘F.A.M.E.’ sold 37k (up 4%), nabbing the #9 spot.


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  1. Kisses. April 28, 2011

    Congratulations CB and Adele 😀

  2. Kevin April 28, 2011

    homegirl deserves it

  3. parisian girl April 28, 2011

    The Queen!!!
    The best selling album of 2011 so far!
    yall better praise her talent!

  4. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ April 28, 2011

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Adele! I’m so happy for her! <3

  5. Bluenails April 28, 2011

    LOVE U ADELE! Can’t wait to see you in Philly!

  6. Auntie Jackie April 28, 2011

    Congrats to her, she’s talented!!

  7. Robier April 28, 2011


  8. Christian April 28, 2011

    Congrats to Britney – STILL in the top 10. Her “FF” album will probably continue to sale consistantly. Also she’ll be GOLD soon. PLATINUM HERE WE COME!!!! 🙂

  9. ARYO April 28, 2011

    YESS so happy that femme fatale had a 6% increase in sales! go brit

  10. ADELE April 28, 2011

    Now this is what you call slaying, not getting a #1 single on billboard that only last a week.

  11. hey ya April 28, 2011


  12. Tha Phoenix April 28, 2011

    I am here for this information

    *applauds Adele, CB and the Princess*

  13. KYLE April 28, 2011



  14. Ariana April 28, 2011

    Yasssssssssssss and Yassssssssssssssss!!!!

  15. LaLa April 28, 2011

    AH-MAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Luv you ADELE bb!!!

  16. pau April 28, 2011

    go britarmy!!!! congrats femme fatale!!!!

  17. Derrick April 28, 2011

    Damn they selling Britney album fot 6.99 lol…smh

  18. ImgunnacheckUboo April 28, 2011

    GET IT ADELE! Yes, I luv that gurl!

  19. truciebedford April 28, 2011

    That’s my b****! luv her. so happy for her success!

  20. princebarbietv April 28, 2011

    Adele and Brit <3 surprised Chris album is ranked so low.

  21. I see April 28, 2011

    Adele is a raw talent and it shows that people still want true talent over gimmicks…Luv her…#37k chris….come on now.

  22. I see April 28, 2011

    Britney aint doing so hot only #45k….Ha.LOL

  23. Rich April 28, 2011

    damn gurl!

  24. Shouw April 28, 2011


    She compete for Album of the year for the 2012 grammys ^^ with Kanye West & maybe Bruno Mars ! What do you think?

  25. E-Type April 28, 2011

    I really like Chris Brown’s Beautiful People

    I downloaded it illegally

    I would never knowingly contribute to the bank account of a psycopath

  26. Shouw April 28, 2011

    and The fact that Chris is still in the TOP 10 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  27. lola April 28, 2011

    WTF is so special about Adele? I swear, every time there’s a WHITE soul artist who comes out, everyone wants to hype her all up and support her. How unfair? I don’t see Marsha A, who’s a million times talented than Adele, up there anymore. LMFAO at Britney, honey, that’s horrible for someone of your status! You should be exactly where Adele is now. Glad that Chris is still in the top 10. He’s already gone GOLD within a month with 487,000 copies sold in the US. His album sales should pick up once he releases the “She Aint You” music video on May 3. “Beautiful People” reached the Top 10 and Top 5 in several countries, but he needs to do more promo for it in the US and in all other countries as well. That song is too good not to be a hit here!

  28. hey ya April 28, 2011


  29. MISHKA April 28, 2011

    Wow , congrats Adele !!!

    CB better release that “She Ain’t You” video STAT .

  30. wat April 28, 2011

    Rolling in the deep sounds like I’m in church on Sunday wen I hear that s***.. I swear.. I can’t believe that song is as popular as it is lol

  31. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie) April 28, 2011


    I don’t know. I think MBDTF is going to be Kanye’s Rated R, critically accliamed and a cult favorite, but overlooked during award season.

  32. @ThaRealCortes April 28, 2011

    Eh. Ok girl.

  33. ARYO April 28, 2011

    my bad, that was a fake xtina account, but their names r the same #confused

  34. wat April 28, 2011

    Adele her album isnt that strong to me tho.. love HE WON’T GO to death… lanterns deserves album of the yr tho.. hands down.. let’s bring back FRANK by winehouse that deserves a Grammy too..

  35. KAT DELUNA FAN April 28, 2011

    i am here for my man BRUNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    4 #1’s single for my baby

  36. Taylor swifts number 1 fan April 28, 2011

    Taylor swift had a 84% increase!! selling another 28,000, 26 weeks on.

  37. mobwife (i’m a dirty s&m lovin’ billy goat) April 28, 2011

    Yes Chris proud of you!! Absolutely no continued promotion (JHud, Adele, Jesse J etc have been on EVERY show in America) and no favorable media coverage! Do it like a young boss kid…ha ha! 🙂

    Justin Bieber has been all over the place from Israel to Australia so he’s sudden surge in CD sells makes since!

    Adele my dear ,keep up the good work!!

  38. mobwife (i’m a dirty s&m lovin’ billy goat) April 28, 2011

    Adele will probably nab this years best CD title although I prefer F.A.M.E.! 21 is my second favorite CD. Lupe’s Lasers CD is nice too!!

  39. mobwife (i’m a dirty s&m lovin’ billy goat) April 28, 2011


    Its a temporary iTUNE sell on select CD’s. They do it periodically! I think its a promotion to get ppl who may not have intially thought about buying the CD an opportunity to take an inexpensive risk and buy it. The price will go back to its regular price after the promtional is over!

  40. Kingofleon April 28, 2011

    @ KYLE

    of course she’s had promo, singles and videos are there to promote the album. Her albums sales are underwhelming, theirs nothing to brag about. Worldwide rihanna wiped the floor with her, Beyonce and Gaga will do the same.


    adele’s music is far more commercial than Marsha’s which is more in the vein of RnB. Adele has had much more exposure. Hopefully marsha will get a chance to perfrom on prime time tv sometime soon

  41. A Nu Day has Come April 28, 2011

    LOLA shut the f*** up please with that, white soul artist b*******, coming from your janky ass mouth! At least this women is ‘SANGING” some s*** other than her car, her body, her s** appeal. Homegirl is singing purely from the heart! I can’t stop listening to this cd, I’m tell everyone about it, because it is that good! Every entire song on this is album is perfection, and I dare you to say your other favs are going to break this record! I’ve been saying this over a year now, people are done with your favs and the silly s*** they push to the public! So please let’s get ready for mass Hysteria to take place, and be reports of fans killing themselves, due to the fact that your favs that so called had a reign is ending now! F****** poser b****! This woman deserves all her success for not selling hersel out and just sticking to the simple formula: Making “REAL” music! People have had it with your poser ass singers! If they ever want a Grammy not piggybacked off an rapper, or some low budget ass artist, they need to start working for it!

    Adele keep killing these chicken head ass singer!!

    Finally real music is coming back!

    F*** your favs!

  42. MissImpartial April 28, 2011


    How did Rihann wipe the floor with Britney? Do you really think Rihanna would go against with Britney in first week sales. Britney’s album is only out for 4 weeks so do not get carried away. And the fact that Britney’s HIAM sold 400K in it first week outselling Rihanna’s first week sale. Even Britney’s weakest sales outsell Rihanna not to mention the fact that Rihanna needed Britney for S&M to reach NO1. Not to mention who is the bigger tour grosser and it certainly is not Rihanna.

    So take a seat!!!


    Britney was there done that and much more. So do not get carried away.

  43. Beyonic: Round Flop April 28, 2011

    How about beyonic? Stans say she’ll open with 600,000 copis! LOL

  44. Freeman April 28, 2011

    well she doing big nmbers Adele..smh…Uggs Giving Away Stuff After PETA called them out.. to Get Consumers to Support them….haha got 2 pair!

  45. Christian April 28, 2011

    @ MissImpartial – I LOVE YOU!!!! I want to join you but it seems like you have everything UNDER CONTROL!!!!! lol

  46. pink.kisses April 28, 2011

    Yes u betta slay adele! and chris is doing great as well!

  47. KYLE April 28, 2011



  48. MissImpartial April 28, 2011

    Well you have to give them facts to bring them back to earth and stop them with their delusional ramblings!!!

  49. WildChild April 28, 2011

    Yes Adele continue to slay these talentless b******!!!!

  50. WildChild April 28, 2011

    April 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    How about beyonic? Stans say she’ll open with 600,000 copis! LOL
    Beyaki’s time is up! She had one good solo album and the last two were straight trash.

  51. Tia April 28, 2011

    Damn Adele!!! Well she deserves it. Great album! Happy For Chris Too. Hey may just hit Platinum before the summer is up….who knows.

  52. Quiana April 28, 2011

    I am so happy for her.

  53. fat adele April 28, 2011

    Fat adele is just a boring cow. I dont like her.

  54. wat April 28, 2011

    Dam.. wtf can u keep beyonce name out of ur mouth? This is not a BEYONCE post.. wow

  55. Keesha April 28, 2011

    Congrats to Adele and CB! Can’t wait to see that “She Ain’t You” video!

  56. JohnVidal April 28, 2011

    Adele is slaying and slaying and slaying again and again!!! YESSS
    I love it. Her success this year can´t compare to anyone else. It´s really huge and also a wonderful surprise. The only album that can come close and at this point I´m not too sure is Born this way. Rest of b****** can´t stand a chance!
    And please can people stop talking about Britney and Chris as if they were having the same type of succes Adele is having?! And she is at 2 million only in the UK. And USA sales seem to not decrease at all. She is going to do 2 millions at the end in USA too, at least, she is already like 1,200,000.
    Slaying. And the most surprising thing is Rolling in the deep is on itunes at #1 for so many days. When all the songs that top that useless chart are usually autotune crap…
    Slaying in every possible way! The album is going to become a classic.

  57. True Blue April 28, 2011

    Love how the haters remain PRESSED about Bey. You guys keep talking about Beyoncé fans reaping “karma” for calling other artists flops, last I checked some of you guys are no better, so if you guys believe in fans reaping bad karma for their faves, I’d keep my mouth shut if I were you.

    Anyways, I’m so proud at the fact that 21 is enjoying never-ending success! Like @John Vidal said, that album is a classic! I’m sure if it had come out 40 years earlier, it would have enjoyed the same success and acclaim. Her music is timeless. I personally think she’s too good for this era, which is why I’m so grateful she exists.

  58. Shouw April 28, 2011

    Exactly ! It’s always great to see some REAL songs singing by talented real singers at the top spot & no more autotune trash

  59. mobwife (i’m a dirty s&m lovin’ billy goat) April 28, 2011



  60. Mr. T April 28, 2011

    Now thats what Im talking about. I dont know what it is about Britain artists , but they know how to sell an album (See Susan Boyle)….

    Not taking anything away from the album, it is by far 1 of the best albums out. I cant get into all the songs, but the songs I love on the album are F****** FANTASTIC.

    Break-up albums are always the best….lol. Good job Adelle and good job to everybody in the top 10, we in a recession and they still managing to sell albums.

  61. Mr. T April 28, 2011


    RIGHT…. and the album is already a classic. I hate that her last project was slept on. She has always been great.

  62. mobwife (i’m a dirty s&m lovin’ billy goat) April 28, 2011


    What the heck are you talking about? Chris is doing quite well considering he has done no major promoting of that CD. He’s done 3 TV programs since the release of F.A.M.E.! Every other artist has been all over TV from American Idol to the Today Show to the Tonight Show to VH1/MTV concert specials (Adele) etc. They also receive the most favorable press! Inspite of not promoting in the US he continues to be in the top 10 of the countires top 200 Albums/CDs!! Seems like a Christmas miracle to me! 🙂

    Not really sure why Brit is not doing better considering that she is one of the media’s “darlings”. She will be fine regardless!!

  63. S*** April 28, 2011

    MEH, I tried but Adele just DOESNT Move me at all, Dont care much for her mussic & Vocals & something about her is very COMMON to me, Shes Unique for THIS Era but in the 80s there were THOUSANDS of ADELES running around UNDER GROUND!!

    Seems like this one just got LUCKY.

    …But anyway, Although im Not a Fan atleast TALENT is winning right now.

    IDK how she does it but I guess certain artist just have that Touch. 🙂

  64. MelyB April 28, 2011

    @A Nu Day has Come

    NO YOU SHUT THE EFF UP – I am totally cosigning Lola on this. I’m glad for Adele but Jill Scott, Jazmine Sullivan, JHud, Marsha Ambrosius and Chrisette Michelle sing this girl off the planet yet they get no accolades or support from the “mainstream” crowd although their music is just as compelling and none of the above strip, p*ssy pop, tit shake or ass gyrate to keep fans intrigued.

  65. GiftedSince92 April 28, 2011


    You sound DUMB and UNEDUCATED. Jennifer Husdon, Jill Scott, Jazmine Sullivan, Marsha Ambrosius, and Chrisette Michelle have been recognized by their talent. This blog has been supporting them and apppreciating their music as well as other blogs and social networks including the music industry and media. Why is it a problem that the people like Adele’s music? It’s not about black and white. Teena Marie put out good quality music. Did her race matter? No it was the MUSIC and the APPEAL it gave to her audience. Same here for Adele. She’s putting out music that people can appeal too and that’s why she’s having so much success and I’m glad for her. Because today the music that’s out now is garbage and have no substance or orginality.

  66. mobwife (i’m a dirty s&m lovin’ billy goat) April 28, 2011


    I agree with you 100% although I like Adele! Ppl act surprised by her good fortune. She is very talented without having to disrobe. I give her credit for that but of course there is more to anyone’s success in the music industry especially these days, then mere talent. If sells were based on talent, R. Kelly and quite a few others would be staring down Platinum plaques even as we speak! She struck at a great time. She has no true competition and of course that’s by design! Corporate dollars dictate music industry success!! She is played on every network not just pop or adult contemp but R&B stations as well!!

    The award granting committees will more than likely place here in the Soul/R&B category and give her that award if they elect to give Gaga an award for her pending project!! You see how they shoved the new Pop Princess,”Hooves in Mouth”, into the Soul/R&B category at the AMAs as to give the Pop honors to Gaga or Naked Perry. I can’t recall which?

    I totally agree with you about “Beautiful People”! I absolutely love that song!! I love the video too. It’s cheesy but it works beautifully with the song’s theme!!

  67. Kingofleon April 28, 2011

    Rihanna’s album has consistantly been in worldwide top since its release, forget about openning week sales. Britneys new album is track far behind the circus which went on to sell 4million. Loud has already reach that number and will continue to sell. Femme Fetalle wont be able to compete with loud becos in the worlds second biggest market (the UK) its number 29 after only 4 weeks, whereas rihanna is number 5 and has sold 1m in that territory already. I’m no stan of anyone but its obvious that Rihanna is gonna come out on top in the end

  68. Kingofleon April 28, 2011


  69. mobwife (i’m a dirty s&m lovin’ billy goat) April 28, 2011

    Not all music that’s out today lack substance, just the music that is promoted by the corporate owned music industry. I have never seen so much disposable music in my life. #1 songs that come and go like the tide. Cheap pairs for the sole purpose of getting a quick #1 record! This is what is promoted by the industry. It’s unfortunate becuase there is a great deal of talent that is constantly overlooked. There are also some good artists who have begun feeding into this nonsense and are producing garbage out of desperation trying to stay relevant!

  70. mobwife (i’m a dirty s&m lovin’ billy goat) April 28, 2011

    April 28, 2011 at 8:57 pm
    @A Nu Day has Come

    NO YOU SHUT THE EFF UP – I am totally cosigning Lola on this. I’m glad for Adele but Jill Scott, Jazmine Sullivan, JHud, Marsha Ambrosius and Chrisette Michelle sing this girl off the planet yet they get no accolades or support from the “mainstream” crowd although their music is just as compelling and none of the above strip, p*ssy pop, tit shake or ass gyrate to keep fans intrigued.

    WELL DAMN!!!! ………..EXACTLY!!!! 🙂

    And to be honest, I like Adele but I would much rather listen to Corinne Bailey Rae or Amy Winehouse (if she coud ever get it together)!

  71. Brandon G. April 28, 2011

    ANYONE who equates nationality to race, I SEVERLY feel sorry for. Why cant we simply ENJOY music? Adele has a PHENOMENAL album. I purchased it myself as I was not an initial fan, but I have been completely WON OVER. GIve it a chance im sure you will love it, and if you have listened and formed your opinion WITHOUT a bias, then that is simply your opinion. I understand that we all have opinions but some of you people NEVER have anything positive to say, I wonder what your lives are like after you step away from the space bar. Probably very BLEAK!!!!

  72. Adele Slays Your Fav April 29, 2011

    YESS! Adele is the queen !

  73. The King April 29, 2011

    The reason Marsha Ambrosius does not get the same praise as Adele is because she is black…when a white person does “black” music people act like it’s the second coming of Christ…just like they did Elvis…btw…I like Adele.

  74. noodles April 29, 2011

    I’m here for Chris still doing well despite the haters. She Ain’t You needs to drop on iTunes and the video needs to come stat! May 2nd life will be made! Then he needs to release Next To You as a single! This is so much better than the attempted graffiti era. Proud of him!

    Congrats to Adele too. I don’t really get the hype around her yet because I don’t really listen to her music but anybody with talent deserves the success she has been getting so she better WERK!

  75. Beyonic: Round Flop April 29, 2011

    Cant wait for Beyonic Knowles album to drop and to flop! Hahahaha!

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