Adele’s sophomore album, 21, is holding firm to its number one position in the album charts, edging out such heavy-hitters as Britney Spears and Radiohead.

If Adele can hold out for one more week, the 22-year-old songstress will make it ten weeks at number one, breaking a record previously held by the queen of pop, Madonna.

Madonna’s 1990 hit album The Immaculate Conception spent an impressive nine weeks at the top of the charts, but it looks like Adele will dethrone her and become the female solo artist with the longest-running consecutive album at number one.

Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot said, “Adele is establishing herself as a true phenomenon – usurping a record set by Madonna is no mean feat.”

Trailing in the album charts is Radiohead’s The King of Limbs at number two and Britney Spears’ comeback album Femme Fatale at number four.

Spears has taken to promoting her latest album with gimmicky stunts like allowing herself to be locked in a portable toilet and launched into the air and revealing a pair of inner-thigh tattoos in a racy photo shoot, but it seems Femme Fatale may not even top Adele’s 2008 release, 19.

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Adele’s success in the album charts can’t protect her on the singles charts though, as it seems likely that Jennifer Lopez’s hit “On The Floor” featuring Pitbull, will knock Adele’s “Someone Like You” out of the number one spot.