Adele Smashes Carole King's Billboard Record For Longest-Charting Album By A Woman

April 7, 2017

Adele's blockbuster 21 continues to break records as it has surpassed Carole King's Tapestry for the most weeks on the Billboard 200 chart for an album by a woman five years after the LP's 2011 release date.

On Thursday (April 6), Billboard reported that 21 notched its 319th week on the chart, beating out Tapestry's 318 weeks. On the forthcoming installment of the Billboard 200, 21 hits the No. 103 position, which is an incredible feat, considering that it was released half a decade ago. If your memory is a little fuzzy, we'd like to remind you that the album spent 24 nonconsecutive weeks at the top of the chart after debuting on March 12, 2011.

Meanwhile, Tapestry placed 302 consecutive weeks on the chart after its debut on April 10, 1971 until January 15, 1977. It later resurfaced in 2010 and just last year. Among the other sets that precede Adele include Pink Floyd’s 1973 The Dark Side of the Moon with 927 weeks on the chart, Johnny Mathis' 1958 Johnny’s Greatest Hits with 490, the My Fair Lady original cast recording with 480 and Bob Marley & The Wailers' 1984 Legend with 463. Keep it coming, Adele, and you could inch your way to the upper ranks of this tier.

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