Musical star Adele jumped straight to the top of the UK charts on Friday with her new album “30”, making a triumphant and record-breaking comeback.
The Grammy Award winner and one of the world’s best-selling singer-songwriters released her fourth studio album last week. Both critics and fans praised his honesty on the album, which he said he made to explain his divorce to his 9-year-old son Angelo.
This was the only request I had in our ever changing industry! We don’t create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason. Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to as we intended. Thank you Spotify for listening ♥️ https://t.co/XWlykhqxAy
– Adele (@Adele)
November 21, 2021
First week sales of “30” totaled 261,000 units, the best debut of the year to date, according to the Official Charts Company. The figure is the highest for an album since Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” in 2017 and the highest for a solo female album since Adele’s last album, 2015’s “25”.
“It becomes Adele’s fourth No.1 album in the UK; she has now reached No.1 on the Official Albums Chart with all of her studio albums, a record for a female artist,” the Official Charts Company said in a statement. .
“All of Adele’s previous albums are also featured on the chart this week; 25 (number 15), 21 (number 18) and 19 (number 31).”
“30” was also the most listened to album on streaming platforms last week, recording 55.7 million views of its 12 songs, according to the Official Charts Company.
Known for her ballads about heartbreak and longing, Adele also topped the UK singles charts for the sixth week with “Easy On Me”, the first track on “30.”
The song has surpassed their 2011 mega-hit “Someone Like You” to become their longest No.1 on the Official Singles Chart. “Oh My God” and “I Drink Wine”, two other songs from “30”, have also entered the top 5.
The 33-year-old singer is expected to top the charts elsewhere. Earlier this week, Billboard said “30” was the fastest-selling album in the United States in just three days, citing initial data.
Like her previous albums, “30” is named after a key age in Adele’s life. The singer announced her separation from her husband Simon Konecki in 2019.