Adele’s ’25’ Tops Album Chart For Seventh Week, But Bieber’s “Sorry” Dethrones “Hello”

Robbie Daw | January 11, 2016 - 6:35 pm
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Even thought sales of Adele’s third album 25 are cooling off — it sold 164,000 copies in its seventh week on sale — it still retains its perch atop the Billboard 200, where its been throughought its entire chart run so far, once again. As Billboard points out, 25 has now become the first album by a woman to spend seven weeks at #1 since Whitney Houston pulled off the same feat in 1987 with her sophomore outing, Whitney.

Meanwhile, over the on the Billboard Hot 100, the 10-week reign of Adele’s lead 25 single “Hello” finally ends as it gives way to Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.” Both singles were released on the same day in October, and “Sorry” gives Bieber his second Hot 100 chart-topper following “What Do You Mean,” a song, like “Sorry,” of the Canadian heartthrob’s latest album Purpose.

“Sorry” is now the first song to spend its first week at #1 on the main singles chart in 2016.

The Top 10 of the Billboard 200:

1. Adele, 25 *7 weeks*
2. Justin Bieber, Purpose
3. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface
4. The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness
5. Rachel Platten, Wildfire *new*
6. One Direction, Made In The A.M.
7. Chris Stapleton, Traveller
8. Fetty Wap, Fetty Wap
9. Bryson Tiller, Trapsoul
10. Taylor Swift, 1989

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