LONDON (Reuters) - Husky-voiced singer Adele’s new album “21” stormed to the top of the album charts on Sunday, while in the singles chart 22-year-old U.S. phenomenon Kesha took the top slot with “We R Who We R.”
The Official Charts Company said Adele’s second album had sold more than 208,000 copies in the first week of release, making it the biggest selling January album for five years.
A Londoner, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins also achieved the rare feat of having two albums in the top five simultaneously, with her first record “19” at number four.
In the singles chart Nashville-raised Kesha went straight in at number one with her former U.S. number one hit, the top ten featuring only two other new entries.
Chase and Status’ “Blind Faith” featuring Liam Bailey went in at number five, while Chris Brown’s “Yeah 3X” came in at number 10, giving the American singer and actor his twelfth singles chart top 40 hit.
Reporting by Mohammed Abbas