British female pop star Adele has passed Madonna for the most weeks at No. 1 on the U.K.’s albums chart for a female act across all her releases.
Adele’s latest album 25 has enjoyed a seven week run at the top of the Official U.K. Album’s Chart, meaning her three albums have logged a combined 31 weeks at the peak. Madonna’s 12 chart-topping recordings have spent 30 week at the top.
2015 LP 25 demolished the first-week sales record, while lead single “Hello” became the first track to sell more than a million downloads within seven days in the US. She also broke streaming and VEVO records.
Overtaking Madonna as the female artist with the longest run at number one the UK albums chart. The Brit’s three albums have racked up 31 weeks on top.
There’s daylight between Adele, Madonna and the rest. Barbra Streisand’s albums have racked up a combined total of 19 weeks at the top, notes the Official Charts Company, while Celine Dion can boast 18 weeks and Dido has 17 weeks.
Each of Adele’s albums bowed at No. 1 on the weekly U.K. chart. Her debut 19 managed a single week on top in February 2008, while her sophomore blockbuster 21 stayed at the peak for a whopping 23 weeks.
Adele’s unbroken streak with 25 is almost certain to come to end when, as expected, David Bowie’s final album Blackstar is crowned No. 1 late this Friday, local time.