Adele’s ’21’ Sets New Record By Topping UK Top 40 For A 22nd Week, Overtakes The Beatles, Bowie, Dire Straits!

In its 64th week on the official UK Top 40 Albums Chart, Adele’s sophomore extravaganza ‘21‘ moves back to # 1 for a 22nd week, overtaking The Beatles ‘A Hard Day’s Night‘ and ‘With The Beatles‘, both of which spent 21 weeks at # 1. Adele also spends a total of 23 weeks at # 1 on the albums chart, including a week at # 1 for her début album ‘19‘, thus exceeding the 22-week stay at the summit by both David Bowie and Dire Straits. Additionally, ‘21‘ is now certified as the 6th highest selling album of all time in the UK by And we thought the album had finally slowed down almost a year and a half after its release!

Adele pushes Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded‘ from the top spot to # 2 this week, and a similar fate is expected on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart later this week. Nicki’s ‘Starships‘ places at # 5 this week on the singles chart.

Over at the singles chart, Carly Rae Jepsen fends off competition from Justin Bieber to spend a second week at # 1 with her sensational new single ‘Call Me Maybe‘.

Bieber manages to début at the runner-up spot with his current hit ‘Boyfriend‘ (a similar feat achieved earlier on the Billboard Hot 100 last week), while Gotye remains a non-mover at # 3 with his smash ‘Somebody That I Used To Know‘ featuring Kimbra.

R’n’B crooner Usher makes a splash at # 4 with his brand new single ‘Climax‘.

Check out the chart action on this week’s UK Top 40 right here!

The top 10 songs in the UK this week are:

1. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

2. Boyfriend – Justin Bieber

3. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra

4. Climax – Usher

5. Starships – Nicki Minaj

6. She Doesn’t Mind – Sean Paul

7. We Are Young – Fun. feat. Janelle Monae

8. Level Up – Sway

9. Turn Up The Music – Chris Brown

10. Wild Ones – Flo Rida feat. Sia

The top 10 albums in the UK this week are :

1. 21 – Adele

2. Pink Friday : Roman Reloaded – Nicki Minaj

3. Boys And Girls – Alabama Shakes

4. Who You Are – Jessie J

5. Our Version Of Events – Emeli Sande

6. Born To Die – Lana Del Rey

7. Nothing But The Beat – David Guetta

8. Music Rox! – Moshi Monsters

9. Electronic Earth – Labrinth

10. + – Ed Sheeran