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article imageUK soul singer Adele celebrating an astonishing chart double

By Kev Hedges     Feb 22, 2011 in Entertainment
British soul artist Adele has this week completed an amazing chart feat: a number one single and number one album in the same week as well as another single and album in the top five. This has not been achieved since The Beatles in 1964.
In the UK album charts she held on to the top spot with her second album, 21. In the singles chart her latest tune Someone Like You, climbed from number 47 to the top spot following a live performance at the 2011 Brit Awards.
Her first album, 19, jumped up from number six to a top five slot at number 4 in the chart. She also has another single in the top five to go with her number one hit, Rolling in the Deep, last week at number five has now moved up to number four.
The Beatles had two singles and two albums in the top five of both charts with I Want To Hold Your Hand and She Loves You, which were number two and five respectively in the singles charts. In the same week the albums The Beatles and Please Please Me were occupying the top two slots respectively. A full list of the official charts can be found here.
Adele, 22, from Tottenham in north London, is a singer-songwriter who has already won two Grammy Awards, reports Sky News - Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, at the 51st Grammy Awards.
Brit Awards presenter James Corden introduced her live performance with a poignant reminder of how Adele's music can touch the heart. He said: "There's nothing quiet like the feeling when you are listening to a song, written by someone you don't know, who you've never met, that describes how you felt at a particular moment in your life. This next artist is able to perform that time after time. Which is why she is number one in seventeen countries across the world right now. If you have ever had a broken heart, you are about to remember it now..."
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