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Adele’s ‘30’ is Number One in U.K. Official Albums Chart

Adele reigns supreme this week on the Official Albums Chart in the U.K. as 30 makes a record-breaking debut at Number 1. 

With first-week chart sales totalling 261,000, 30 scores the biggest opening week of 2021 so far, overtaking ABBA’s Voyage (204,000). It’s also the biggest first-week for an album since Ed Sheeran’s Divide in 2017, as well as the biggest opener for a female solo album since Adele’s last album, 25, in 2015. 

30 comes out on top with 67% physical sales and is this week’s biggest seller on vinyl, with 16,700 copies sold on wax. 30 is also the most-streamed album of the week with a staggering 55.7 million plays across its 12 tracks.

It becomes Adele’s fourth U.K. Number 1 album; she has now reached Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with all of her studio albums, a record for a female act. All of Adele’s previous albums are also present in the chart this week; 25 (Number 15), 21 (Number 18) and 19 (Number 31).

Adele also lands the rare Official Chart Double as Easy On Me claims a sixth consecutive week at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart. The track is now Adele's longest-running Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart, outstripping Someone Like You (5 weeks). 

The singer spent the week in a three-way chart battle with herself. Nevertheless, with over 101,000 chart sales and 11.5 million streams, Easy On Me beat out two other tracks from 30, Oh My God, which claims the week’s highest new entry at Number 2, and I Drink Wine, which finds itself at Number 4. 

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