Adele set to dethrone Prince as longest reign at top on US charts

Last Updated: Apr 15, 2012, 15:23 PM IST

London: Adele is poised to be crowned queen of the American music scene, with her album 21 topping the charts for the 24th week.

The singer is on course to top the American charts with her album 21 for the 24th week, marking the longest reign at number one since Prince and the Revolution’s Purple Rain soundtrack.

Experts expect the 23-year-old superstar to sell between 110,000 to 130,000 more copies by the close of play on Sunday ensuring she remains at the top spot.

It will be known on Wednesday if she has beaten Prince, who spent 24 weeks at the top of the charts in 1984 and 1985.

A couple more weeks would see 21 also become one of only eight albums to rack up six months at the top of the list.

The album, Adele’s second after her debut 19, has now sold 8.64 million copies in the US according to Nielsen SoundScan and ranks as the 33rd biggest seller since the company began tracking sales in 1991.

The largest-selling album in the SoundScan era is Metallica’s Metallica, released in 1991, with 15.77 million sales.

ANI