But has this 24-year-old artist managed to top the great and late singer Whitney Houston?
Adele's 21 has now Houston's The Bodyguard album as the longest running No. 1 album by a woman on the Billboard 200 album chart, reaching its 21st week at the top spot thanks to a Grammy boost. (Which is kinda funny when you think about it, it's been on top 21 weeks and the album is called 21. Um, anyway...). The album has sold a total of 7,353,000 copies in the United States, and a whopping 20 million worldwide.
Still, Houston's powerful pipes still maintain a powerful hold on the public: Whitney—The Greatest Hits is currently the No. 2 album on the charts.
Meanwhile, Adele has notched another record, becoming the first artist to top 2 million downloads on the iTunes Store. She hit the double-platinum mark before the likes of The Beatles, Lady Gaga and U2.
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