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Adele Is iTunes' First Double Platinum-Selling Artist

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The Huffington Post   First Posted: 02/23/2012 11:20 am Updated: 02/23/2012 12:51 pm

Adele's ex must be kicking himself.

With over 2 million downloads on iTunes within a year of its release, her latest album 21 has earned the soulful 23-year-old British singer the title of first artist ever to go double platinum on Apple's iTunes Store in the U.S., reported The Loop.

Adele's extremely successful sophomore album -- reportedly inspired by said ex -- just experienced its biggest sales week thus far, selling 730,000 copies.

This week also marks its 21st non-consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. According to Columbia Records' February 22 press release, that makes 21 the longest running No. 1 album by a woman in Billboard history, beating out the record held by the late Whitney Houston's 1992 soundtrack album, Bodyguard.

These astounding achievements follow her substantial winnings at the Grammys on February 12. Just a few weeks ago, Adele won one Grammy for each of the six categories she was nominated for, including "Record of the Year," "Song of the Year," and "Album of the Year."

What do you think of Adele's latest record? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Take a look at the slideshow (below) to see the top 7 albums on iTunes (as of February 23).

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