Entries in U.K. (3)


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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Adele Matches Madonna UK Chart Record with New CD

Columbia Records(LONDON) -- Adele's new album 21 has done very well on the chart in the U.S., but in the singer's home country of England, it's a record breaker.

According to the BBC, 21 has now spent nine weeks at number one on the UK album chart.  The other only female solo artist who's ever stayed at number one that long has been Madonna, with her 1990 best-of album The Immaculate Collection.

If Adele's album stays on top for an additional week, she'll hold the all-time record.

In addition, Adele's song "Someone Like You" is number one on the UK single chart, and she has two other singles in the top 40.

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Rihanna Sets UK Chart Record with 'What's My Name?'

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LONDON) -- Rihanna has set a U.K. music chart record on the strength of her latest hit, "What's My Name?"

According to the BBC, she's become the first female solo artist in U.K. chart history to have number-one singles in five consecutive years.  Her number-one singles have been, in order from oldest to most recent, "Umbrella," "Take a Bow," the Jay-Z-Kanye West-Rihanna collaboration "Run This Town," and "Only Girl (In the World)."

Elvis Presley was the last solo artist to achieve number-one singles in five straight years, from 1957-1963.

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