British star, Adele, achieved something rather incredible, besides her sophomore album 21 being released in the United States today. The 22-year old singer broke a record where she is the only living artist since the Beatles to achieve it.
The record I am speaking of is having two titles simultaneously in the top five of both the U.K. singles and album charts.
“The XL-signed star’s sophomore album, “21,” started a fourth week at No. 1 Sunday (Feb. 20), passing half a million sales in the process, as its predecessor “19” rose 6-4. On the singles survey, the “21” track “Someone Like You” raced 47-1, after she performed it at the BRIT Awards Feb. 15. Helped by the Official Charts Company decision to count both versions of “Someone” together, “Someone Like You” unseated the U.K.’s No. 1 of the past two weeks, Jessie J’s “Price Tag” (Lava/Universal Island), featuring B.o.B.,” reports Billboard.
The last time this happened was in January 1964 when the Beatles had the top two album places via “With the Beatles” and “Please Please Me,” and were Nos. 2 and 5 respectively with the singles “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You.”
Wow, that is awesome for Adele! What do y’all think of this achievement?