Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Adele scores longest-running US #1 since Purple Rain

Adele continues her reign atop the Billboard 200.

Billboard reports the UK singer’s “21” album spends a 22nd week at #1 on the chart, making it the longest-running #1 since Prince & the Revolution's "Purple Rain" soundtrack scored 24 weeks on top in 1984 and 1985.

Adele sold another 297,000 copies (down 59% from the previous week), according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The new chart also represents "21's" ninth consecutive week at #1 - the most in-a-row since the "Titanic" soundtrack’s 14 weeks in 1998.

"21," released just over a year ago in the U.S., has now sold 7.65 million in the U.S. – including 1.83 million in 2012.

Adele has a second album in the top 10 this week, as her first set, "19," descends 4-7 with 39,000 (down 56%).

The late Whitney Houston's "Whitney: the Greatest Hits" holds at No. 2 with 174,000 (down less than 1%).

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