Adele Vs. Madonna
As her sophomore release re-hits #1 on the U.S. album chart, Grammy winning gay favorite Adele is poised to dethrone Madonna as Britain's longest-running female album chart-topper.
Adele has matched Madonna's record with nine weeks at number one in the UK album chart - the longest for a female solo artist. Her second album, 21, has now spent the same length of time at the top spot as Madonna's first greatest hits record, The Immaculate Collection, in 1990. The Londoner's debut album, 19, remained at number two. Meanwhile in the singles chart, the singer's track Someone Like You climbed back up to number one. Earlier in the year she became the first living artist since the Beatles to have two top five hits in the UK single and album charts simultaneously.(Tipped by JMG reader David)