Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Adele and Coldplay win big at the Brit Awards

--> In related news: Adele won Album of the Year at the Brit Awards, but producers made host James Corden cut her off moments into her speech. She responded by flipping them the bird.

Adele said her gesture was aimed at "the suits, not the fans". Towleroad has the video.

--> In more related news: Adele also celebrates the one-year anniversary of the American release of 21 with her 21st week at No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart.

From Feb. 13, the after the Grammys, to last Sunday, 21 sold a remarkable 730,000 copies, Billboard reported, citing data from Nielsen SoundScan. That was by far Adele’s biggest one-week sales take, bringing the album’s total sales in the United States to just less than 7.4 million.

Adele’s nonconsecutive run of 21 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart is also the most of any album since 1991, when SoundScan began collecting accurate sales figures from retailers.

Last week 21 hit 20 weeks at No. 1, tying The Bodyguard soundtrack, which featured Whitney Houston on “I Will Always Love You,” “I’m Every Woman” and other hits. (Via ArtsBeat)

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