It was a slow week on the album side of the charts, which means that 75,000 copies was enough to land 21 back at the top of the Billboard “200.” This is Adele’s 24th nonconsecutive No. 1, tying her with Purple Rain and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. It also raises an important question: Has there been a national outbreak of 21 thefts? Are we buying copies for every room in the house now? Please explain.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Adele, winner of six GRAMMYs, poses in the press room at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Photo: Kevork Djansezian/2012 Getty Images