Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Adele’s ’21’ Becomes First Album By a Woman to Log 500 Weeks

Published: Tuesday 9th Feb 2021 by Rashad

As if the records and stats held by Adele‘s sophomore album, ’21,’ weren’t already insurmountable, this week threw another atop the pile.

To jog your memory, the LP – famous for its megahit single ‘Rolling in the Deep’ – already rocked history books for debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 and staying there for a whopping 24 weeks at the height of its popularity (the longest run of any female album ever).  It is listed as the ‘greatest Billboard 200 album of all-time’ by Billboard itself. Currently standing at worldwide sales of over 31 million, it is also the best-selling musical project of the century.

Recently celebrating its 10th anniversary, the January 24, 2011-released set is now giving its creator and label a new reason to rejoice.

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This week, ’21’ – found at #173 on the Billboard 200 – logged its 500th time being printed on the chart, making it the first album in history by a female artist to boast such.

Overall, only nine other acts have spent at least 500 weeks on the chart with one of their albums (as of time reported): Pink Floyd (‘The Dark Side of the Moon’), Bob Marley and the Wailers’ (‘Legend’), Journey (‘Greatest Hits’), Metallica (‘Metallica: The Album’), Guns N’ Roses’ (‘Greatest Hits’), Eminem (‘Curtain Call: The Hits’), Nirvana (‘Nevermind’), Bruno Mars‘Hooligans,’ and Creedence Clearwater Revival (‘Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits’).

Among female artists, Addy’s record run is followed by Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born to Die’ (379 weeks), Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ (321 weeks), Carole King’s ‘Tapestry’ (319 weeks), and Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut (275 weeks).

As we extend our congratulations to Adele, look below to see who occupied the Billboard 200’s top 25 on this week’s ‘TGJ Chart Check: Billboard 200.’

Billboard 200 This Week

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  1. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) February 9, 2021

    Iconic! 👠 21 is a timeless masterpiece and it sounds better on vinyl. 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿

    • Shayla Queen 👑 February 9, 2021

      Yassssss my Diva! 💯

  2. Shayla Queen 👑 February 9, 2021

    You just know someone on here gonna start with the “it’s because of white privilege, black artists who make the same music don’t sell the same” mess

    • Fancy BISH 💎 February 9, 2021

      Amen sister, they love using that black card.

      • Shayla Queen 👑 February 9, 2021

        That black card now declined 💯🤣

  3. Datred23 February 9, 2021

    Anti cracked the top 100 again this week! 254 weeks on billboard 200 ! 6th longest charting female album of all time! 460 karma ! Navy loves to see it ! Of course TGJ won’t post about it they big mad !

    • Shayla Queen 👑 February 9, 2021

      Honey, #6 doesn’t win the race 💯

      • Roberta FlackSabbath February 9, 2021

        Datred23’s race is in the Special Olympics.

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