Adele's '21' is at the UK Top for Seventh Time
Adele has now ruled the UK album charts for the seventh consecutive week with her "21" album. When released in January, the album received generally positive reviews. However it sold more than 200,000 copies in the first week and it debuted at the number one position on the UK charts.
The first single pre-released from the album late in 2010, 'Rolling in the Deep', almost hit the top spot, reaching the number two position in the UK. She released the second single 'Someone Like You' following her very highly acclaimed performance at the 2011 BRIT Awards, which continued to push the popularity of the album. In the US, the first week of sales of over 350,000 pushed the album to the number one position.
Still at the chart top, "21" has held off competition from British rockers Elbow with "Build A Rocket Boys!" sitting at number two in its debut week.
"Who You Are" by Jessie J sits at three, while Adele's 2008 release of "19" is still in the album chart and at the number four position.
In the singles charts, Adele's "Someone Like You" is at the top for the fourth week as the UK's most popular song, with Jessie J sitting at two with "Price Tag".
In 2009, Adele won two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Various music writers have compared Adele to different female singers over the years, singing sensations including Amy Winehouse and Duffy. But as Adele produces more magnificent recordings, the world is seeing that she is in a league of her own. AllMusic wrote that "Adele is simply too magical to compare her to anyone."
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