Adele`s 21 outsells Micheal Jackson`s Thriller

Updated: May 04, 2012, 18:30 PM IST

London: Soul singer Adele`s Grammy winning album `21` has outsold King of Pop Michael Jackson`s `Thriller` in the UK.

The 23-year-old `Rolling In The Deep` hitmaker`s second album, which released in January 2011 has sold 4,274,300 copies in Britain, 500 more than the late singer`s 1982 classic record, reported Daily Mail online.

The huge success of the album has made it to the fifth best-selling album of all time in the UK.

"To add to her many landmark records, Adele`s achievement in overtaking `Thriller` in the all-time sales list is truly remarkable.

`Thriller` has long been recognised as one of the most iconic albums of all time, there is now no doubt that `21` can be spoken of in the same breath," said Martin Talbot, MD, Official Charts Company.

According to the organisation, `21`, which has spent 23 weeks at the top of the UK singles chart, continues to sell around 20,000 copies a week.

To date, `Thriller` has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide while `21` has clocked up global sales of around 20 million.