Adele secures US end-of-year charts double

Paul Williams

The XL artist, whose recordings are released via Sony's Columbia Records in the States, leads the Billboard 200 albums chart for the year with the record-breaking 21. It had sold 4.8 million copies Stateside up to the end of last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

On singles Rolling In The Deep is the year's number one with cumulative US sales at 5.6 million, giving Adele the first singles and albums double by a UK act since George Michael led both ...

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