Adele: the new queen of pop

Anyone who has been paying even the slightest bit of attention to British pop over the last few months can’t have failed to notice the meteoric rise of Adele. The north London soul sensation has been astride the top of the charts like a big-lunged colossus more or less since the new year, with her storming Brit Awards performance catapulting her into another level of stardom. Now the 21-year-old has started matching records set by The Beatles and Madonna.

The Tottenham girl has been top of the UK album charts with ‘21’ for nine weeks, equalling the record set by Madonna’s ‘The Immaculate Collection’ back in 1990, and has also equalled the record for this century, which was set by The Beatles '1' back in 2000/01. She looks odds on to beats both. Not only that, but she’s spent a total of three weeks at the top of the US album charts, and has also broken the record for most UK digital downloads. Phew.

We would like pay tribute to the new decade’s first new megastar by showing you her video for 'Rolling In The Deep'. Just in case you haven’t it before, like.

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