Adele's '21' breaks Nielsen SoundScan record
February 22nd, 2012
01:35 PM ET

Adele's '21' breaks Nielsen SoundScan record

Adele has double the reason to celebrate coming off her two wins at Tuesday's Brit Awards: The singer's unstoppable sophomore album, "21," has pulled off its largest sales week in its one-year history.

The record, released Stateside a year ago today, saw a 207 percent increase in sales after picking up six Grammys on February 12. In its post-Grammys sales week, 730,000 copies of "21" were sold.

This also leads to another record for the 23-year-old Brit songstress: Thanks to her post-Grammys boost, it's the biggest sales week following a Grammys win in Nielsen SoundScan's history, which goes back to 1991.

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Adele: Five years off? More like five days
February 15th, 2012
10:14 AM ET

Adele: Five years off? More like five days

Adele mentioned in the March issue of Vogue that she wants to take "four or five years" off, but the singer seems to have amended that to five days.

In a bubbly blog post on her site - titled "5 was my favourite number but now it's 6" - the 23-year-old relishes her six wins at the Grammys on Sunday.

"I'm absolutely flabbergasted! In between laughing my head off, welling up, needing to sit down and trying to maintain an open fire...I keep having flashbacks to Sunday night," she writes. "The most incredible night of my life."

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Karl Lagerfeld backtracks after calling Adele fat
February 9th, 2012
12:56 PM ET

Karl Lagerfeld backtracks after calling Adele fat

Karl Lagerfeld is eating the harsh words he had for Adele.

On Monday, the designer and creative director for Chanel told Metro that he enjoyed Adele's music, but at the same time felt the need to comment on the Brit singer's weight.

"The thing at the moment is Adele," he said. "She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice."

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Adele's '21' hits 17 weeks at No. 1
January 26th, 2012
03:00 PM ET

Adele's '21' hits 17 weeks at No. 1

It seems the industry is in a contest to figure out all the different ways to say, "Adele's '21' is a really, really big hit."

The album has spent 17 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the longest an album has spent in the top spot since the soundtrack to Whitney Houston's movie with Kevin Costner,"The Bodyguard," accumulated 20 weeks at No. 1 from 1992 to 1993.

(Alternatively, you can interpret Adele's reign as tying with Billy Ray Cyrus, as his 1992 album, "Some Gave All," also had 17 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.)

Last week, when Adele's "21" notched 16 weeks at No. 1, we were informed that it was the most weeks at No. 1 of any album since 1998's "Titanic" soundtrack also racked up 16 weeks in the top spot. (We have a feeling Celine Dion's heart will go on, though...)


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