Chart Check: Adele’s ’21’ Tops UK Chart For 21st Week

Published: Sunday 26th Feb 2012 by David

Despite being released 57 weeks ago, Adele’s ’21‘ is the UK’s #1, following her performance at the 2012 Brit Awards last week.

The LP, which has now sold over 18 million copies worldwide, rose by two spots this week, forcing Emeli Sande’s ‘Our Version Of Event‘s to #2, and Lana Del Rey‘s ‘Born To Die‘ to #4.

Elsewhere, Whitney’s Houston‘s ‘The Essential‘  rises to #17 after spending last week at #40, placing it one spot above Rihanna‘s ‘Talk That Talk’ and two places above ‘Heaven’ by Rebecca Ferguson.

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While on the topic of Rihanna, her 2010 LP ‘Loud’ continues its impressive run on the chart by coming in at #26, two years after its release, outselling Katy Perry‘s ‘Teenage Dream’, which is this week’s #29.

Pink Friday‘ by Nicki Minaj holds court at #39, three spots lower than last week, while Beyonce‘s ‘4‘ drops 12 spots to #41, 4 places below Lady GaGa‘s ‘Born This Way’.

On a singles front, Rita Ora & DJ Fresh sit pretty at #3 with ‘Hot Right Now‘ after spending last week at #1.

One spot above ‘Hot’ is Emeli’s ‘Next To Me‘, and one spot above Emeli is Gotye‘s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know‘,  recently covered by Ora at BBC’s Radio 1 Live Lounge.

Well done to all!

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  1. lostonez February 26, 2012

    damn adele is the MJ of this generation everything she touches turn gold..

  2. Man-TAK-eee February 26, 2012

    Cant stand this b****!!! Completely overrated. Compare her voice to chics in the 80’s and 90’s and she’s average at best. What do peeps see in her, really?? She should lose 50 lbs for starters. Then maybe she can do more than just stand and do nothing. S***, we already have someone who stands there and do nothing her whole career – Mariah Carey. Next.

  3. Those That Cannot Do, Stan February 26, 2012

    Lol at Man, all that hate isn’t good for you.

    Wow…Adele won’t need to make another album for 5 years with the success this one is having. Hell her having a new album would be considered a form of assault at this point, she needs to leave the others SOME space on the charts.

  4. mr.m February 26, 2012

    OVERRATED. That’s ALL what I can say ..

  5. Songscribe February 26, 2012

    Go Riri, u keep proving them wrong, congrats to Adele and the rest.

  6. Beck February 26, 2012

    Congrats to Adele. I’m still not sure exactly what ALL this hype is about…she has a nice voice & her music is pleasant, but she hasn’t really given me anything I haven’t seen in other musicians (multiple musicians) so all of this hype is kind of surprising, but I can’t knock the girl. All the best.

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