Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Adele secures historic chart double

Adele has celebrated a chart double as she held the number one spot in both the singles and album charts

Adele has celebrated a chart double as she held the number one spot in both the singles and album charts.

The singer songwriter's latest tune, Someone Like You, which she sang live at the awards show, moved up from 47 to take the top singles position. She also held on to the number one slot for a fourth week with her second album 21.

Her debut album 19 moved up two places from six to four while her other single Rolling In The Deep climbed from five to four.

Adele's earlier single, a cover of Bob Dylan's Make You Feel My Love, moved up one place from 25 to 24.

The Official Charts Company said Adele was the first living artist to achieve the feat of two top five hits in both the Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart simultaneously since The Beatles.

Back in January 1964, the group's singles, I Want To Hold Your Hand and She Loves You, were numbers two and five and their albums With The Beatles and Please Please Me were numbers one and two.

Last week's number one single holder, Brit-winning songbird Jessie J, slipped to two with her hit Price Tag featuring B.O.B.

Global superstar Lady Gaga's new single Born This Way remained at number three while Champion - the new single from precocious rap talent Chipmunk featuring R&B star Chris Brown dropped from two to five.

Brit International Female Solo Artist Rihanna climbed to this week's number six from 11 with S&M while double Brit winner Tinie Tempah features on the JLS single Eyes Wide Shut, which re-entered the singles chart top 10, climbing to number eight from 17.

In the Official Albums Chart, PJ Harvey's Let England Shake was a new entry at number eight.

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