If it seems like there is at least one Adele -themed story per day on Billboard's site -- you're right. It's hard to avoid writing about the diva, considering her "21" album is the top selling release of 2011 and is poised to return to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week.
It's projected that "21" will skip 2-1 on the weekly Billboard 200, marking the album's 14th non-consecutive frame atop the list. The last album to spend more weeks at No. 1 was the "Titanic" soundtrack, which racked 16 weeks in the penthouse in 1998.
The current No. 1, Michael Buble's "Christmas," will likely fall straight out of the top 10. That's not unusual, as holiday albums drop off dramatically in sales once Christmas has passed.
It's too early to forecast exactly how many copies "21" will sell in the tracking week that ends on Sunday, Jan. 1, but it could likely move around 100,000.
In other news, LMFAO  could capture its first top 10 album as "Sorry for Party Rocking" may jump into the top 10 in its 28th week on the tally. On this week's chart, it rose 24-16 with 74,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan -- a gain of 85%.
"Sorry" debuted and peaked at No. 12 on the chart dated July 9 while LMFAO's first album, "Party Rock," topped out at No. 33 in its premiere frame on July 25, 2009.
The duo is currently celebrating "Sorry's" second No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single this week -- "Sexy and I Know It" bumped Rihanna's "We Found Love" from the top slot.
- Chart Beat