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Adele Tops Billboard Chart Again, '21' Ties Prince's 'Purple Rain' With 24 Weeks At No. 1

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Adele's 21 shows no signs of fading away any time soon. The global chart-topping album has reclaimed the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

If you've been counting, that's 24 nonconsecutive weeks atop the U.S. albums chart. Since last week, the British singer sold 75,000 copies of her sophomore effort, reports Billboard.

Perhaps even more impressive than spending 24 nonconsecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200, is that Adele's album joins only eight albums to spend six months leading the list. 21 now ties Prince and the Revolution's 1984 Purple Rain soundtrack with 24 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1.

Adele's 21 has never left the Billboard 200 chart's top 10 in its entire 68-week run.

The juggernaut album has now sold 9.3 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Adding to Adele's long list of accolades, it's only a matter of time before 21 reaches rare RIAA diamond sales status, passing the 10 million mark.

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