Adele is confirming her status as one of the year’s best-selling artists with only a few weeks left in 2021. Her fourth album, 30, arrived at No. 1 with a massive 839,000 sales in its first week, after fans waited six years to hear it. 30. In the weeks that followed, it remained at No. 1.
30 has now spent the fourth week in a row at the top of the Billboard 200 list, which was released on December 25. It was able to do this thanks to 183,000 album units sold in its fourth week on the charts. This figure is made up of 146,500 album sales and 35,000 streaming equivalent album units, with 47.3 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks contributing to the total.
30 is the first album to spend four weeks at the top of the charts in a row since Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album spent 10 weeks at the top of the charts between January 23 and March 27, generating massive sales despite a racist statement he made. Taylor Swift’s Folklore, which debuted at No. 1 in August 2020, was the most recent album by a woman to achieve this. Adele’s album 30 also had the best fourth-week sales of any album released in the last three years.
Juice WRLD’s second posthumous album Fighting Demons, which sold 119,000 equivalent album units, is at No. 2 on the chart.