Adele breaks Carole King’s 46-year-old Billboard 200 record with album ’21’
Singer Adele has broken a record as her record 21 has overtaken Carole King’s Tapestry by becoming the longest-charting album by a woman on the Billboard 200.
The 28-year-old singer – who has four-year-old son Angelo with her husband Simon Konecki – topped the charts with the album in 2011, which has lead single ‘Someone Like You’, and it’s currently on its 319th week on the list, beating the legendary American artist’s by one week.
The ‘Hello’ singer’s global record spent 24 non-consecutive weeks at the top spot and currently stands at 103 in the most recent chart data.
Carole’s 1971 album was popular in the charts for 302 consecutive chart weeks from its debut, which peaked at number 79 through to 1977, before making a chart return in 2010.
Other albums proven to be a huge success in the chart since it began publishing on a weekly basis from 1956 include Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, which currently holds the record for the most weeks on the chart at 927, followed by Johnny Mathis’ Johnny’s Greatest Hits at 490 weeks.