November 26, 2012 13:03

Adele's '21' drops out of UK Top 40 for first time since its release

'Now 83' becomes fastest-selling album of 2012

Adele's '21' drops out of UK Top 40 for first time since its release
Adele's second album '21' has dropped out of the Official UK Album Chart top 40 for the first time since it was released last year.

The hugely successful album, which features the singles 'Rolling In The Deep' and 'Someone Like You', was first released on January 24, 2011 and debuted at Number One in its first week, selling over 200,000 copies. Now 22 months after its release, the Official Chart Company have confirmed that '21' is out of the top 40 for the first time, having charted at 42 in this weekend's countdown.

The album has gone on to be certified 15-times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for selling 4.5 million units. It is also the most downloaded album in UK history, the biggest-selling album of the 21st century in the UK and the fifth best selling album in the UK of all time. The album spent 71 consecutive weeks in the UK Top 10.

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that 'Now That's What I Call Music! 83' is the fastest selling album of 2012 in the UK. According to Music Week, the compilation album sold 295,789 copies in one week from its release on November 19 and is comfortably ahead of big-selling albums from Mumford & Sons, Emeli Sande, One Direction and Rihanna also released this year.

Rihanna's 'Unapologetic' is the current number one album in the UK, with her seventh studio album going straight to the top of the chart this week. This marks Rihanna's third consecutive UK number one album, bringing her level with Madonna in the record books.

Read More On This Artist

Video: 'Skyfall' - Hear Adele's Theme Song

More News
Karen O: 'The girl group sound shaped my melodic sensibility'
ZZ Top cancel tour due to bass player's tourbus accident
Zola Jesus takes to the forest in 'Dangerous Days' video - watch
Skrillex, Diplo and Kiesza share live version of 'Take U There' - listen
Suede to release 20th anniversary 'Dog Man Star' boxset
Young Jeezy pleads not guilty to possessing illegal assault weapon
The Black Keys' Patrick Carney records theme tune to animated horse comedy starring Aaron Paul
The Weeknd reveals slow-mo video for 'King Of The Fall' – watch
Circa Waves announce new single 'So Long' – listen
Woman killed in bus crash at Burning Man festival
Aphex Twin announces international listening parties for new album 'Syro'
Miley Cyrus' homeless VMA guest hands himself in to police
Flying Lotus contemplating Kasabian's offer for collaboration: 'I've never heard...
Bristol Fleece management deny claims they're encouraging a boycott of Fat White Family
James Murphy to turn data from US Open tennis tournament into 400 hours of new music
David Lynch reveals he turned down directing video for Kanye West due to lack of ideas
Robert Plant criticises Spotify sound quality
Beyoncé's dad says Jay Z and Solange fight was staged to boost sales
New trailer released for 'Led Zeppelin IV' features rare version of 'Black Dog'
Jake Bugg says next album could take five months – or five years
American album sales hit lowest weekly total since records began
John Lennon's killer Mark David Chapman: 'I am sorry for being such an idiot'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today