Adele’s Album first since “Titanic” to be No. 1 for 16 consecutive weeks!

It hasn’t happened since 1997 with the hit theme song from Titanic, “My Heart Will go On,” but Adele finally made the cut and marked her place in music history. Her album “21” just cleared it’s sixteenth week at No. 1; the longest run on No. 1 since Titanic, which also lasted sixteen weeks at No. 1 in 1998.

The Titanic theme song, “My Heart Will Go On” went to number 1 all over the world, including the U.S., U.K., and Australia. The song released in Australia and Germany in December of 1997 and hit the rest of the world in 1998. The song became a benchmark for success in music history and was the biggest hit of Celine Dion’s career, one of the best-selling singles of all time, and the world’s best-selling single of 1998.

SoundScan began tracking sales data in 1991. Since then only five songs total have ran for sixteen weeks at No. 1, Adele’s being the newest addition. In the past Garth Brooks first made the cut in 1991-1992 with eighteen weeks at No. 1 for his hit song “Ropin the Wind”. Billy Ray Cyrus’ song “Some Gave it All” ran for seventeen weeks in 1992 and Whitney Houston ran for twenty weeks for 1992-1993 for her hit soundtrack Bodyguard.

The Billboard 200 was founded over fifty-five years ago and in that time, only twenty albums total have made it to the sixteen week mark for the No. 1 spot.

Adele’s album has reached other benchmarks for itself as well. For thirty-three weeks the album has sold 100,000 plus sales. The last artist to accomplish this feat was Usher with his 2004-2005 “Confessions”.

Adele is music’s new “It” girl to be sure.  Now you can order Adele tickets to catch this glowing voice live on a stage near you.

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  • Ramon Hemsley

    Whitney was a legend – there are hardly any singers today who even match her talents – she’s going to be sorely missed. R.I.P.

  • Kermit Disandro

    The show was much too long and tedious. It’s funny you mention how the Grammys “switch up” by making it in regards to the performances… so is there a point of calling it the Grammy Awards??…

  • Taylor Woskobojnik

    Talents are gifts to become treasured. Whitney touched a lot of souls. God grant her peace and a lot love to her family. Thanks a lot Whitney; rest in Peace!

  • Chad Masincup

    music industry. “First it was Michael Jackson, then Amy Winehouse, the magnificent Whitney Houston. Let’s legalize drugs, like Amsterdam, it’s really a very sane city now.”

  • Carmine Heuberger

    stage at the Apollo. I don’t know why she became famous to start with.

  • Barry Haseloff

    for the crowd according to the AP (via Entertainment Weekly). “Second, I have to say, ‘I love you Whitney.’ The toughest thing for me to do is think about it this stage.”

  • Bill Hayslip

    Ms Hudson features a way of making songs her own without mimicking the performers who made the songs great. She did the same with “Over The Rainbow” and “And I’m Telling You”. (Patti LaBelle & Jennifer Holiday,

  • Arden Flamm

    1961-62). The record for longest run at #1 was the West Side Story soundtrack with 54 weeks. A few total of 8 albums which has a run of more that 21 weeks at #1 around the album chart. Ok. but simultaneously

  • Danial Welters

    Over two decades ago, Clive Davis introduced a woman with a scintillating voice towards the music industry at his annual pre-Grammy soiree: Whitney Houston. We will miss you Whitney…

  • Dane Monforte

    I don’t know, I have a few difficulties with this article. Firstly, the “cut McCartney for Adele singing a Winehouse” line. McCartney is really a legend. Adele is simply the musical darling in the moment (undoubtedly

  • Rosario Elia

    A real legend amazing voice so sad RIP

  • Michel Ahler

    Ms Hudson has a way of making songs her very own without mimicking the artists who made the songs great. She did the identical with “Over The Rainbow” and “And I’m Telling You”. (Patti LaBelle & Jennifer Holiday)

  • Alfonzo Gunagan

    Comparing Lauryn Hill to Adele is ridiculous. Adele includes a truly great voice. She reminded me of Dusty Springfield. Lauryn Hill? Sheconstantly sang out of key, and if you remember was almost booed from the

  • Peter Halcon

    Linda Ronstadt from the 70′s..the girl voice was incredible additionally. Head banging, rap rubbish is NOT music bud!