Thursday, January 19, 2012

Adele’s ‘21’ hits 16th week at top of U.S. charts

Adele's "21" has reached its 16th week at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, its reign the longest since the "Titanic" soundtrack also earned 16 weeks at the top in 1998.

Billboard reports "21" is one of only five sets to notch at least 16 weeks atop the list since SoundScan's sales data began powering the Billboard 200 in May of 1991.

Aside from "21" and "Titanic," the other three are: the Whitney Houston-driven soundtrack to "The Bodyguard" (20 weeks in 1992-1993), Garth Brooks' "Ropin' The Wind" (18 in 1991-1992) and Billy Ray Cyrus' "Some Gave All" had 17 in 1992.

In the Billboard 200 chart's nearly 56-year history, "21" becomes only the 20th album to score at least 16 weeks at No. 1.

And with 104,000 sold last week, "21" notches its 33rd week of 100,000-plus sales; the last album to do so was Usher's "Confessions," which did that in 2004-2005.

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