Maybe not the entire world (yet!), but Adele‘s fantastic, amazing, brilliant, ace, masterpiece, wonderful, and exceptional album 21 is dominating the album charts.
It was announced that 21 sold over 350,000 copies to claim the #1 spot in the Billboard top 200, making it her first #1 album in the US. Her debut album, 19, peaked at #10 in the US, making 21 her highest charting album. The much anticipated album was released a month earlier in the UK, which may have caused a decrease in US album sales. Nonetheless, the album is fantastic, selling well, and more importantly, is very well received by the US.
And her reign in the UK continues.
Last week Adele broke a record previously held by the Beatles in 1964, when she had two singles and two albums in the top 5.
This week, her smash hit, “Someone Like You” held on to the top spot, as did 21, giving her the #1 album and #1 single. In addition to that, her debut album 19 jumped to the #2 spot – giving her both the #1 and #2 album in the UK.
21 has hit the #1 slot in 11 different charts around the world.
Here’s her amazing performance of “Someone Like You” from the BRIT Awards. It’s by far one of the best performances EVER. And a brilliant introduction/wrap up by James Corden.
I’ve said it before, but 21 is my favorite album of 2011. It’s nearly impossible to top.