Adele breaks chart history with record double

Monday February 21, 2011

Singing sensation Adele has become the first artist in nearly 50 years to have two top five singles and albums in the charts at the same time.

Her single Someone Like You beat Lady Gaga to number one following her performance at last week's Brit awards.

And her album, 21, has held the top spot for the fourth week running.

Speaking on Radio 1's Chart Show on Sunday, Adele said: "I've never had a number one single. It's amazing.

"I'm probably annoying everyone as well, as I cried at the Brits and everything. I'm just so overwhelmed, I can't believe the response to it."

Also appearing at number four in the charts for the 22-year-old were her other single Rolling In The Deep and debut album 19.

The Beatles were the last band to make the double back in January 1964.

Photo: © Rex

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