According to an article at The Wrap, British-born singer Adele has set a new record for the 21st century. She has topped the Billboard/Soundscan sales chart for a 12th non-consecutive week with her second album called “21” and she has logged more times at No. 1 than any other album to come out since the turn of the millennium.
NOTE: The album is named “21” because that is how old Adele was when she recorded it. (WOW! to sing like that at the age of 21!)
The last album to come close to this chart-topping feat is the album “Supernatural” by Santana, which split its dozen chart-topping weeks between the end of 1999 and the beginning of 2001. Santana’s album went 15-times platinum, an achievement that Adele, nor any other contemporary artist, will be able to match; but “21” has sold 2.9 million copies in a little less than six months.
If you haven’t made yourself familiar with Adele yet, you owe it to yourself to take a listen to her music. Her current hit is “Rolling in the Deep” from her album “21“. You can see the music video here and judge for yourself.