Adele’s ’21’ Back At #1 For A 12th Week (i.e. Half Its Entire Chart Life So Far)

Robbie Daw | August 10, 2011 10:17 am

Since its February 22 release (in the States), Adele’s sophomore LP 21 has spent a total of 12 of its 24 chart weeks in the #1 position on the Billboard Top 200 — including this week! That’s at least some good news for XL Recordings, the indie parent label of MTV VMAs nominee Adele in the UK, which lost a large portion of its stock in a warehouse fire caused by rioting in the London borough of Enfield earlier this week. Billboard notes that 21 sold another 76,000 copies over the past week, bringing its total to 2.9 million. Adele’s album was recently certified triple Platinum by the RIAA. The record has now tied with Santana’s Supernatural, which also spent a dozen weeks at the top between 1999 and 2000.

Meanwhile, with “Rolling In The Deep” descending down the Hot 100 after spending nearly two months at #1, the 21 ballad “Someone Like You” is making its way up the iTunes download roundup. Today the former UK  chart-topper is currently at #41 at the digital store.

The Top 10 Of Billboard‘s Top 200 Chart:

1. Adele, 21 *12 weeks* 2. Eric Church, Chief 3. Trace Adkins, Proud To Be Here *new* 4. Mat Kearney, Young Love *new* 5. Various, Victorious soundtrack *new* 6.Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party 7. Kidz Bop Kidz, Kidz Bop 20 8. Beyonce,4 9. Various, Slow Grind *new* 10. Blake SheltonRed River Blue