Adele's '21' overtakes Michael Jackson in the all-time biggest selling albums chart

Singer's second offering has now passed the King Of Pop's 'Bad' in UK sales

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Sales of Adele's '21' have now overtaken Michael Jackson's seminal album 'Bad' in the UK.

The singer, who took home two Brit Awards last week, including Best Album for '21', is now the owner of the eighth biggest selling album of all time in the UK, with sales of 4.02 million, reports the Official Charts Company.

Adele is also fast closing in on Dire Straits' 'Brothers In Arms' and Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side Of The Moon', which are the sixth and seventh biggest sellers of all-time in the UK. To leapfrog both albums, '21' only needs to shift another 150,000 copies.

The top five selling albums of all time in the UK have been unchanged for sometime. Queen's 'Greatest Hits' is Number One with sales of 5.83 million, with The Beatles' classic LP 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band' in second place on 5.04 million.

Abba's 'Gold' is third, Oasis' '(What's The Story) Morning Glory)' is fourth and Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is fifth.

Adele recently stated that she will be heading into the studio to begin work on the follow-up to '21' in the coming weeks.
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