Adele has reclaimed the Number One spot in the Official UK Albums Chart today (January 8) with her ’21’ LP.
The London-songstress has now spent 19 non-consecutive weeks at the top of the charts with the album, according to data from the Official Charts Company, making it the UK’s longest-topping album in over 40 years.
However, she still has has some way to go if she wants ’21’ to become the longest chart-topper of all time and beat the current record, which was set by Simon And Garfunkel, who saw their 1970 LP ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ occupy the Number One spot for 33 non-consecutive weeks.
Adele beat competition from Bruno Mars, whose ‘Doo Wops And Hooligans’ album held onto the Number Two spot, and last week’s Number One album ‘+-‘ by Ed Sheeran, which dropped down to Number Three. Elsewhere, Coldplay, Amy Winehouse, Beyonce and Rihanna all had albums charting in the Top 10.
Taio Cruz went in at the Number Three position with ‘Troublemaker’, while Avicii‘s ‘Levels’ and Rizzle Kicks‘ ‘Mama Do The Hump’ claimed the Number Four and Five spots respectively. Olly Murs, Labrinth featuring Tinie Tempah and Jessie J were amongst the other acts to make up the rest of the Top Five.