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Adele Holds Strong at No. 1, Matches 'Titanic' 16th Week Reign on Hot 200

January 19, 2012 (1:55 am) GMT
The British pop sensation is additionally one step closer to match the record held by Garth Brooks and Billy Ray Cyrus.

extends her reign on Billboard Hot 200 for another week, marking her 16th non-consecutive week sitting at the throne of the U.S. album chart. The British singer easily secures the first position by shifting another 104,000 copies of her album "".

Though the sale number is down 16% compared to that of last week, it helps Adele score a precedented feat. She becomes an artist who has an album that spends the most weeks at No. 1 on the weekly rundown since "" soundtrack album, which boasted 's "My Heart Will Go On", in 1998.

With one more week on the top spot, Adele will tie with and as artists who spent 17 weeks at No. 1 with one album alone. Brooks and Cyrus did so with "" (1991-1992) and "" (1992) respectively.

The champion for the longest reign on Hot 200 still belongs to . The New Jersey singer has held the record to herself for nearly 20 years, thanks to "The Bodyguard" soundtrack album which clocked a 20-week domination on the chart.

On the chart itself, after lacking of new entries for at least two weeks, there are finally two new album releases which manage to enter the top 5 this week. 's "" enters at No. 2 with 51,000, and 's "" lands at No. 5 with 31,000 copies.

The two vacant spots on the top 5 are filled by and . The former stay put at the third place by selling more than 36,000 copies of their album "", while the latter falls from No. 2 to No. 4 with 32,000 copies of "".

Billboard Hot 200:

  1. "" - (104,000)
  2. "" - (51,000)
  3. "" - (36,000)
  4. "" - (32,000)
  5. "" - (31,000)
  6. "" - (24,000)
  7. "" - (22,000)
  8. "" - (20,000)
  9. "" - (19,000)
  10. "Now 40" Compilation - Various Artist (17,000)


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