Adele’s 30 claims number 1 Christmas 2021 album – Music News

Adele landed the official Christmas album number 1 of 2021 with 30.

Standing at number 1 for a fifth consecutive week, with 70,800 chart sales, including 62,000 physical copies in the past seven days, 30 is Adele’s second number 1 Christmas album; she had already reached the first festive place in 2015 with her third album 25.

With five weeks at the top of the official album chart, 30 now matches Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour as the oldest number 1 album of the year. Sour had previously reached five non-consecutive weeks atop the leaderboard earlier this year.

Elsewhere in the Top 10, Michael Buble’s Noël climbs to fourth, while Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra reach a new high with Happy Together, rising to fifth.

A number of bestselling albums are making Top 10 wins this week; Rod Stewart is up to four at number 6 with The Tears of Hercules, Westlife’s Wild Dreams goes up from one to number 8, Little Mix Between Us’s biggest hits is two at number 9 and the former top of the charts from Coldplay Music of the Spheres makes it into the Top 10 once again at number 10.

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s Raise The Roof jumps eight spots to No.11 this week thanks to its vinyl release, while Gary Barlow’s The Dream of Christmas gets a festive vibe, dropping five spots to No.12.

James Blunt’s biggest hits, The Stars Beneath My Feet, climbed eight places to number 17, while Gregory Porter’s best-of, Still Rising, climbed nine places to number 24.

This week’s biggest new entry comes from American rapper Roddy Ricch, who debuts at number 34 with Live Life Fast, his second Top 40 collection.

And how about a little more Christmas cheer? This week’s tallest climber is Jamie Cullum’s The Pianoman At Christmas, with an impressive 18 places to reach number 35.

Finally, Bo Burnham’s Inside (The Songs) returns this week after its vinyl release, hitting hot at number 39. It has already peaked at number 5 and spent seven weeks in the Top 10.

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