With her 73rd week in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, Adele moves into a league of her own
Hardly a week goes by where Adele's "21" (XL/Columbia) doesn't rack up another impressive record or statistic. This week, as 21 spends a 73rd frame in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, it logs the most weeks in the top 10 for an album by a woman in history.
It surpasses the 72-week run of Alanis Morissette's 1995 album, "Jagged Little Pill" (Maverick/Reprise). Among all albums, the soundtrack to "The Sound of Music" (RCA Victor, 1965) has the most weeks in the top 10 with 109.
While it seems plausible that "21" will dip out of the top 10 in the coming weeks - for the first time - don't rule out a return to the region. Thus, it may overtake the 78-week top 10 runs of both Def Leppard's "Hysteria" (Mercury, 1987) and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" (Epic, 1982).
"Rumour Has It" - "21's" current, and final, single-dips 14-15 on Adult Top 40 and 33-32 on Mainstream Top 40. On the Adult Contemporary tally, it holds at its peak position of No. 5. (Above it at No. 4 is "Set Fire to the Rain," the album's third single.)