Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Adele Breaks Several Billboard Records Thanks to Grammys

A Grammy Awards afterglow likewise shines on Adele, whose three former Hot 100 No. 1s bullet in the top 10: "Set Fire to the Rain" holds at No. 2 (and No. 1 on Radio Songs for a second week; 143 million, up 4%); "Rolling in the Deep," the record and song of the year which Adele performed at the Grammys, charges back 17-5 (in its 59th chart week; 271,000, up 115%); and, "Someone Like You" jumps 11-7.

With the gains, Adele makes history as the first female ever to place three titles in the Hot 100's top 10 concurrently as a lead artist. Only one other woman had ever claimed a 30% share of the top 10: Ashanti, who charted a trio of tracks in the top tier the weeks of March 30 and April 6 in 2002. She sported featured artist billing, however, on two of those entries.

Also, Adele's "21" spends a 21st nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 730,000 (up 207%) in the week after the Feb. 12 Grammy Awards.

The diva also moves up five slots to No. 4 on the tally with her first album, "19," which sold 87,000 last week (up 144%).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So glad to see a real singer doing so well in a market with more auto-tuning and computer production than anything else. Goes to show people respond better to pure raw emotion than dancing their troubles away..