Chart Check: Adele Reigns Atop Singles Chart, Rihanna Rises

Published: Wednesday 12th Oct 2011 by Rashad

With their battle at the 2011 American Music Awards forthcoming, it seems the competition is already heating up on the charts.  For chart titan Adele, the premiere of the ‘Someone Like You’ visual two weeks ago undoubtedly assisted its (re-)ascension to the top spot.  The cut, the latest lifted from her multiplatinum ’21’ LP, moved ‘Moves Like Jagger’ from its previous reign – checking Christina Aguilera and co. into the #2 spot for the third week in a row.

Rihanna, on the other hand, is finding herself getting two steps closer to dethroning the soulful songstress as ‘We Found Love’ rises from 9-7 in its second week on charts.  And, with its accompany visual’s upcoming release, the song will assuredly get the boost it needs to get into the top 5 (if not top the tally).

Otherwise, the charts saw little movement with David Guetta and Usher‘s ‘Without You’ remaining at #8 for a second week and chart titan Lady Gaga‘s ‘You & I’ rebounding to round out the top 10 at #10.


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  1. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE IS A STAR-RA. October 12, 2011

    Rihanna>>>>>>OBESEdele, BLEACHonce & T***** Caca….AND Discount Perry

  2. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE IS A STAR-RA. October 12, 2011



  3. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN October 12, 2011

    well done Adele!

  4. Dede October 12, 2011

    i’m so over this adele chick now…she needs new songs and Rihanna we found love song is crap

  5. Hmmm…. October 12, 2011


  6. …baa, i’m obssessed with my ex….what? October 12, 2011

    *YAWN* same old soup warmed over!! ……………..ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    @Sam why haven’t you posted the latest foolishness to fall ou tof Drakes mouth about the song “Marin’s Room” being partially dedicated to Rihanna. That girl put something on him that’s for sure…LOL! He act’s like a whipped puppy!

  7. xd October 12, 2011

    RIHANNA <3

  8. MINDBLOWIN October 12, 2011

    If that bullshyt song Rihanna has hit number one then music is surely dead!!!!! That song is the most STUPID BORING ALL OVER THE PLACE MUSIC I EVER HEARD!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. S*** (U MAD?) October 12, 2011


  10. Kaniey October 12, 2011

    adele is pure talent…

    Target giving out $1,000 giftcards ..4 their 30th 24 hours only..all my school s*** paid 4!

  11. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE IS A STAR-RA. October 12, 2011

    FLOPhanna has a dry p****.

    Queen Khia>>>>>>BLEACHonce,FLOPhanna,T***** Caca,OBESEdele AND Discount Perry 😉

  12. TruthTeller October 12, 2011

    Rihanna IS THE QUEEN.
    Haters will have to deal.

    I laugh at yall bringing tired list released months ago in order to diss her.
    Fact is Rihanna made $29Million at 23yo.
    Rihanna has already made MULTIPLE Forbes list of richest under 30yo. Rihanna been making the list since she was 19yo

    Beyonce has NEVER made ANY Forbes list until after she reached 25 yo.

    Go sit down and watch Rihanna go to the top of that list next year with the income from her record breaking Loud tour.

  13. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE IS A STAR-RA. October 12, 2011

    WE FOUND SHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Queen Khia/Ashanti/Kerri Hilson/Ciara/LIL MAMA!!! >>>>>> RIH-H**!!

  14. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE IS A STAR-RA. October 12, 2011


    H** SIT!

    FLOPhanna SUCKS like BLEACHonce.The Slutty S**** ain’t nowhere near Queen Khia’s level.FLOP THAT FLOP will FLOP just like 4closure and FLOP This Way and you will DEAL! 😉

    THE GREAT LACEFRONCE has spoken.

  15. S***(U MAD ?) October 12, 2011

    Nicole Scherzinger is coming for WIGS in 2012 🙂

  16. MINDBLOWIN October 12, 2011

    The girl had to become a s** toy to keep ppl attention and that is SAD!!!! She had to sell herself short to keep SOME ppl interested or talking about her. The only reason We Found Love is doing okay is bc of that video or p*** or whatever you wanna call it had ppl talking and not in a good way. Wow if this is what female artists have to do to stay in the music industry then yes MUSIC IS DEAD!!!!

  17. winning October 12, 2011

    I prefer DUFFY to Adele… seriously

    And Im happy that Rihanna keeps rising

    HATE is so 2008

  18. Those That Cannot Do, Stan October 12, 2011

    Congratulations to Rihanna and Adele.

  19. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) October 12, 2011

    I like the title.”Chart check”.It sounds good 😳 😎

    Anyway, ‘SLY’ is a lovely song, so I’m glad that it’s getting some success, but I REALLY hope that it’s not going to get insanely criminally overplayed like ‘Rolling In The Deep’ because then all the magic (the little that has remained) will be gone 🙁

    Now who would have told me 5 months later that Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera would churn out a song that would become the absolute smash and defining anthem of summer 2011.I really cannot wait to see what position it will reach in the year-end chart.It’s already double platinum in the US and it keeps going 😀 😀

  20. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) October 12, 2011

    *5 months ago

  21. tyra October 12, 2011

    @truthteller plz rihanna will nvr see the amount of money beyonce has oh by the way how comes katyperry made more money than rihanna and she dnt have half of riri endorsments and album sales and rihanna is the bigger star hell taylor swift made more money that rihanna and she local

  22. adele_fan October 12, 2011

    i’m rootin for Adele all the way 🙂

  23. commanderofthedancefloor October 12, 2011


    the not even released video is what made we found love top 10, the song debuted at #16 all by itself without any visuals and it was two weeks before she even began production on the video. this video/ porno which you have not seen either boosted the song, i dont think so keep making up excuses for why rihanna keeps selling.

  24. Ealdorman October 12, 2011

    Adele and Xtina run the world.!!!

    F**k off haters!!!!

  25. Army Of Queen A (Aaliyah) & Queen Bee (Lil Kim) October 12, 2011

    Adele STILL Snatching Wigs ! She Proves S** Sometimes Doesn’t Sell, Some People should TAKE NOTE ! Cough Cough

  26. …baa, i’m obssessed with my ex….what? October 12, 2011

    October 12, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    If that bullshyt song Rihanna has hit number one then music is surely dead!!!!! That song is the most STUPID BORING ALL OVER THE PLACE MUSIC I EVER HEARD!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You might as well pull out your best black attire, buy flowers and prepare for the funeral march. The music industry is rigged and this hot mess they call a song will top the charts trust that. Quality music falls by the way side garbage rises to the top –> *cough* E. freakin’ T…. BLOW…. etc.


    When is she going to be touring again?

  28. RIHHI5 October 12, 2011

    After she roared to her 20th Hot 100 top 10 last week, reaching the milestone faster than any other solo artist in the chart’s history, Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, bumps 9-7. The first single from “Talk That Talk,” due Nov. 21, charges 39-23 on Radio Songs, up 36% to 44 million. The cut ascends 6-5 on Digital Songs (144,000).

  29. Theman October 12, 2011

    Vote for Adele congrats ADELE !!!!!!!!!!!!1

  30. Lax October 12, 2011

    yeeeeeah That Adele is a bad B****, and RIHANNA
    IS A Bonified Banger, Mover & A Shaker and LACE,,,,Your Slack ASS will deal

    In other news ADELE Wins besst r&b/soul act & RIHANNA Wins INTL Artist
    And Do you hear me Laaaaaaaace Yo M***** Flat Line Ass will deal,,,,,,,,,,
    Voooooooote Foooooor Rihannnnnnna, Vote For Rihannnnnnnnnnnnnnna, Vote

  31. Lax October 12, 2011

    @laccccce,,,,I have read what you say about Rihanna and others and you looks
    like S*** On a Shingle On A Country School House, Laughting my tight ass off.

  32. Lax October 12, 2011

    @LEWIS,,,,,Thanks,,,,,,ROTF,,,,LMAO,,,,So Funny

  33. irene46 October 12, 2011

    someone let me know if i’m wrong but maroon 5 and christina have held the #1 spot for 3 and adele has held it for 2 straight weeks if she’s in that spot next week. they’ve been wrestling over # 1 for about 6 weeks or more.

  34. Commander of the RihannaNavy October 12, 2011

    Rihanna needs her 11th #1 already


  35. Commander of the RihannaNavy October 12, 2011

    Nope, your correct


    No.9 already Rihanna it better stay the f*** there or it better drop !

  37. Rollin Up the Catnip & Shitin In UR Litter October 12, 2011

    Im tired of Adele snatching wigs. Someone new needs to knock her off

  38. Jay Scorpio October 12, 2011

    Shame you guys think that We Found Love is wack when its been debuting #1 and in the top 10 around the world WITHOUT any PROMO…. how many of ur favs can do that???

    Once that video drops it will sail right to #1!!!!!!


  39. B_STANNING AND LOVING ADELE October 12, 2011

    Adele is in the slaying business thats what she does best lol

  40. LTM October 12, 2011

    That Rihanna Reigin Just Won’t Let Up

    The One That Got Away will be slaying soon too 🙂

  41. I’ma have to send her to her maker October 12, 2011

    This has been breaking news for a while. Big whoop.

  42. Alex October 12, 2011

    I hope to the heavens that Rihanna does not reach #1.

    I personally don’t think she will.

    That song is more generic than any skinny blonde model.

    It will not reach #1.

    It’s sales are already declining. The only reason it has ascended has been to the fact that the other top 10 hits are older and this is why their sales are declining much more rapidly.

    We Found Love:
    1st week sales: 147,000
    2nd Week sales: 144,000 (down 2%)

    This is all according to BillBoard

  43. jamesa October 13, 2011

    Uh idk why people are so damn excited about rihanna song making the top 10 uh it ain’t like she’s making any money from it. Lol.

  44. Love on top October 13, 2011

    Beyonce makes 36mil for sitting on her ass And when she up and doing things she slays

  45. beyoncititus October 13, 2011

    Adeleobese needs to lay off dem cheeseburgers and start makin better music cus ur music is SH!TE and Rigoat who the f*** she think she is her and Kerri are desperate for p****!!! Beyonce slays once again

  46. gdub October 13, 2011

    Rihanna doesn’t need to promote this song.. its radio fast food.. its not hard to digest.. there’s nothing to it.. euro POP is where its at.. beyonce should come out with a sweet dreams style cd… So people can see how many 1s she would get off of that. It’s the star power plus the crappy music that makes hits.. I love rhi tho. Beybey needs to make POP remixes people would eat that up.

  47. Ms Lovely October 13, 2011


    Girl have several seats with them b******* lies!!!!! Beyonce has been on the Forbes list with destiny’s child(19/20yrs) back in 2001 , made the list as solo artist in 2003(21/22yrs) and has since then remain a fixture on the list. Rihanna has yet to make it on the list, but her fellow peers(Gaga,taylor and Katy perry) have all mad the list. I bet Adele will make the list next year before

    Dead @ Rihanna earning that amount,and she still can’t make Forbes list.

    Why do the Rihanna stans lie so much?!?

    Here’s the lastest list from Forbes and rihanna is no where to be found. Even with all the projects she had from last to this point.

    ‘Entertainment’s Highest Earning Women’ 2010-2011

    1. Oprah Winfrey – $290 Million

    2. Lady GaGa – $90 Million

    3. Bethenny Frankel – $55 Million

    4. Gisele Bundchen – $45 Million

    5. Ellen Degeneres – $45 Million

    6. Judge Judy – $45 Million

    7. Taylor Swift – $45 Million

    8. Katy Perry – $44 Million

    9. Beyonce Knowles-Carter – $35 Million

    10. Danielle Steele – $35 Million

  48. JohnVidal October 13, 2011

    Ok I would like someone with as much talent as Adele to detrone her already, you know some competition. But oh well, this is not the 90´s so THANK God for Adele, cos that Rihanna song just can´t get a #1 please I´m begging now. Are people retarded????? LOL It is the most generic and worst song I´ve ever heard, and I´m not even talking about her horrible voice or something. This time even her producers work is the lamest thing ever. Go Adele abd Moves like Jagger. They can stay on top for months if it is necessary to stop the crap

  49. linker nippel October 13, 2011

    christina and adele
    true talents
    this is very good and fair
    who run the world???
    xtina & adele yesss

  50. RATEDXXX(AKARATEDX) October 13, 2011

    out of these millions these people yall bragging about…

    how much went into ur bank account?

    how much did beyonce, rihanna, give yalll to pay yall rent?

    How much went into ur college education?


    stop bragging about s*** that aint got s*** to do with ur bank account

  51. Small_Angel October 19, 2011

    True Talent
    Adele and Christina Aguilera!

    I’ am not a Rihanna Fan,
    but her song is irresistable.. I like it all!

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