Adele’s ’21’ Matches ‘Titanic’ Soundtrack’s 16-Week Stay At #1

Robbie Daw | January 18, 2012 9:14 am

Adele’s 21 has finally caught up to the Titanic soundtrack’s 16-week run at #1 on Billboard‘s Top 200 chart. The 1997 movie’s score by James Horner (complete with Celine Dion’s chart-topping hit “My Heart Will Go On”) was the last LP to rack up as many weeks atop the main album chart. Prior to that, the 1992 Bodyguard soundtrack ruled with its staggering 20-week reign at #1. Can Adele also knock Whitney for a loop? 21 sold another 104,000 copies last week. Billboard notes that Adele’s sophomore effort is only the 20th album to top the chart for at least 16 weeks. It’s also the first record since Usher’s 2004 LP Confessions to have 33 weeks of sales of 100,000 copies or more.

Needless to say, 21, which has earned Adele six Grammy nominations and three BRIT nods, is full of cha-ching! The album is approaching its one-year anniversary, as it was released in Europe on January 24, 2011. Here in the States, we had to wait four weeks, until February 22, for the album’s official release.

Elsewhere on the chart, Give Us Rest by Texas Christian rock act David Crowder Band makes its debut at #2 (50,000 copies sold), while Irish rockers Snow Patrol enter at #5 with Fallen Empires (33,000).

The Top 10 Of Billboard’s Top 200 Chart

1. Adele, 21 *16 weeks* 2. David Crowder Band, Give Us Rest *new* 3. The Black Keys, El Camino 4.Drake, Take Care 5. Snow Patrol, Fallen Empires *new* 6.Young Jeezy, TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition 7. Rihanna, Talk That Talk 8. Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto 9.Nickelback, Here And Now 10.Various Artists, NOW 40