Gutsy voiced songstress Adele has become the first living artist since the Beatles to have two albums and two singles in the top five of the UK charts at the same time. It’s a record that has stood since 1964, so is no mean feat.
After a storming performance of her latest single Someone Like You at the Brit Awards last week, Adele’s song leapt 46 places to the number one spot. In doing so it joined Rolling in the Deep, which was already lounging about at the the No 4 spot.
In something approaching Adele-mania the soul singer’s first album 19 jumped from number six to a top five slot at number 4 this week, alongside her new album 21, which has been sitting pretty at number one for the fourth week in a row.
“It’s amazing,” Adele told BBC Radio 1. “I’ve never had a No 1 single [before]. I’m probably annoying everyone as well, as I cried at the Brits and everything. I’m just so overwhelmed – I can’t believe the response to it.”
In 1964 The Beatles had singles I Want To Hold Your Hand and She Loves You, were number two and five respectively in the singles charts.
In the same week the Fab Four’s albums The Beatles and Please Please Me were occupying the top two slots respectively.