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Adele Smashes Chart Records with '21'

Columbia Records(NEW YORK) -- Adele continues to rewrite British chart history thanks to her album 21.

Billboard reports that the disc has now spent 10 weeks at number one on the UK album chart, making it the only album by a female solo artist ever to stay on top for that long.  In addition, 21 has now topped the U.K. chart longer than any other album since Dire Straits' Brothers in Arms, back in 1986.

21 is also the first album in U.K. chart history to sell over 100,000 copies a week for each of the 10 weeks it's been in stores.  In the UK alone, the disc has now sold 1.754 million copies.

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