sophomore album has been knocked off the top spot during its fourth week on the U.S. charts, the 21
LP remains number one in Britain, a position it has now held for eight weeks. If the album remains there by Sunday, it will be the ninth consecutive week that 21
has remained number one on the U.K. charts, placing Adele in the company of history-making acts such as Madonna and The Beatles.
The current number two album on the U.K. charts is none other than Adele's debut, 19
, making this the 105th week that her first album has appeared in the top 100. In addition to this, midweek record sales have indicated that the albums slated to chart the top four spots are looking to be 21
, The Strokes' Angles
, and Dust Bowl
from Joe Bonamassa
. This means that the top four LPs expected for the U.K. charts on Sunday will all be indie albums. This certainly is an interesting prospect, so be sure to keep an eye on the charts this Sunday to see what albums end up securing the top spots in Britain. However, thanks to the success of Chris "Tantrum" Brown's new release, those of us in the United States will not be so lucky.
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