Adele Unsinkable As She Nears ‘Titanic’ Soundtrack’s Stretch On Album Chart

Robbie Daw | January 4, 2012 9:20 am

It’s a relatively quiet week on the Billboard Top 200, as sales drop in the post-holiday season and Michael Buble’s Christmas and Justin Bieber’s Under The Mistletoe plunge down the chart like discarded ornaments. That said, Adele’s Grammy-nominated sophomore set 21 soldiers on and caps the album roundup for a 14th non-consecutive week after another 144,000 copies were sold. It’s still the most weeks spent at #1 since the Titanic soundtrack’s 16-week reign in 1998. And with awards season momentum behind her, Adele could very well capsize Titanic‘s title.Billboard‘s Keith Caulfield points out that Lady Antebellum’s Own The Night, LMFAO’s Sorry For Party Rocking and Florence + The Machine’s Ceremonials were all recently discounted to $6.99 on iTunes, hence their respective surges to #4, #5 and #6 on the Top 200.

This marks the first time LMFAO’s sophomore set has graced the Top 10, while Florence has now matched her debut (and peak) position with Ceremonials.

The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart

1. Adele, 21 *14 weeks* 2. Drake, Take Care 3. Young Jeezy, TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition 4.Lady Antebellum, Own The Night 5. LMFAO, Sorry For Party Rocking 6. Florence + The Machine, Ceremonials 7. The Black Keys, El Camino 8. Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto 9.Rihanna, Talk That Talk 10. Various Artists, NOW 40

Adele’s 21 is out now on XL/Columbia. Purchase it at eMusic.