International Charts Analysis: Adele back on top of global charts

Summer isn't just the silly season for newspapers, it is for charts too, with fewer big name releases being made available, and consumption of music - including streaming - falling. With demand weak, charts are volatile.

Two facts emerge this week that prove the theory. Firstly, Adele's latest album 25 - released 94 weeks ago - is No.1 on iTunes in more countries (17) than any other album despite the fact she isn't touring and hasn't had a single out ...

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