Monday, February 21, 2011 8:58am ET by  
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Adele's record breaking chart success

Adele's celebration of her double chart success last night has been turned into a record breaking feat, the Official Charts Company has confirmed. 

The track she performed at the 2011 BRIT Awards, 'Someone Like You', shot up the singles charts from 47 to number 1 last night (February 20) and her sophomore album, '21', held on to its top spot in the albums chart for the fourth consecutive week.

As impressive as this is alone, it has now been revealed that she has equalled a record created, but never beaten, by The Beatles back in 1964. 

The Official Charts Company explained:

"With single 'Rolling In the Deep' and album '19' also charting, Adele is the first living artist to achieve the feat of two Top 5 hits in both the Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart simultaneously since The Beatles back in January 1964."

Watch Adele perform 'Someone Like You' live on Later With Jools Holland below: