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Adele breaks The Beatles, Pink Floyd US chart record

'21' has topped the Billboard chart for 16 weeks

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Adele's second album '21' has spent 16 weeks at the top of the US Billboard 200 chart, meaning that it has now broken records set by both The Beatles and Pink Floyd.

The Tottenham bred soul singer has now matched the success of the soundtrack to the 1997 film Titanic, but beaten The Beatles 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' and Pink Floyd's 'The Wall', both of which topped the US charts for 15 weeks a piece. Adele now has the record for the longest running US chart topping album by a British artist.

Last week Adele sold 104,000 more copies of '21', in addition to the 17 million copies that the album has already sold globally.

New research recently revealed that Adele's singles were the most popular karaoke tracks in 2011. The singer's chart topper 'Someone Like You' was the most sung song of the year with one in four singers choosing the track, according to the Lucky Voice website.

Her cover of Bob Dylan's 'Make You Feel My Love', from her debut '19', was also the second most popular choice after it accounted for 10 per cent of three million tracks chosen by 100,000 users. Adele has also been named as one of the favourites to win big at at this year's Brit Awards by bookmakers.

Adele is the overwhelming favourite to pick up the gong for Best Album for her second LP '21', with William Hill giving her odds of 2/7.

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