It’s a Record week for Adele and Madonna on the Charts

As I mentioned yesterday, the late and already much missed Whitney Houston, made a lot of chart noise yesterday selling over 890,000 downloads of her songs and albums in just the first day and a half since her passing. However, she wasn’t the only artist making big waves on the charts. Following the Grammys, Adele soared yet again grabbing a record tying 20th week on top of the Billboard Album charts with 21. That run ties the aforementioned Houston’s 20 weeks on top of the chart with her Bodyguard soundtrack for the longest span at #1 for an album by a female artist. It’s likely to be a big fight between the two ladies for next week’s top spot. Adele also sees her former # 1 singles “Set Fire to the Rain”, “Someone Like You” and “Rolling in the Deep” get huge gains on the Hot 100….Another artist featured on the Grammys and last week’s Super Bowl was Kelly Clarkson who holds on to the top of the Hot 100 with “Stronger” while her album of the same name sees gains of over 35%… The final artist making noise this week is the Queen herself, Madonna, who breaks her own record of most top ten singles by any artist as her song “Give Me All Your Luvin'” flies up to # 10 following her fantastic Super Bowl halftime show. She now has 38 top ten hits. More on that at the end of the post. In the meantime, check out the new leaders on the albums and singles chart below. And for more, head to Billboard here.

Billboard 200 Albums Top Ten:
1. 21- Adele (last week~ 1, 20 weeks on top)
2. A Different Kind of Truth- Van Halen (debut)
3. Now 41 Compilation- Various Artists (debut)
4. Scars & Stories- The Fray (debut)
5. Kisses on the Bottom- Paul McCartney (debut)
6. Whitney: The Greatest Hits- Whitney Houston (re-entry)
7. Home- Dierks Bentley (debut)
8. 2012 Grammy Nominees- Various Artists (lw~ 4)
9. 19- Adele (lw~ 19)
10- Take Care- Drake (lw~ 6)

Hot 100 Top Ten Singles:
1. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”- Kelly Clarkson (last week~ 1)
2. “Set Fire to the Rain”- Adele (lw~ 2)
3. We Are Young”- Fun w/Janelle Monae (lw~ 41)
4. “Sexy and I Know It”- LMFAO (lw~ 9)
5. “Good Feeling”- Flo Rida (lw~ 3)
6. “We Found Love”- Rihanna w/ Calvin Harris (lw~ 4)
7. “I Will Always Love You”- Whitney Houston (re-entry… formerly spent 14 weeks at # 1 in 1992/93)
8. “Turn Me On”- David Guetta w/ Nicki Minaj (lw~ 5)
9. “Rack City”- Tyga (lw~ 7)
10. “Give Me All Your Luvin'”- Madonna w/Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. (lw~ 13)

And here’s Madonna’s big 38th top ten hit “Give Me All Your Luvin'”

As I mentioned before, Madonna increases her lead for most Top Ten singles by any artist on the Hot 100 with 38. Her first top ten was “Borderline” in 1984 by the way which hit #10…. Anywho, she holds off The Beatles by 4 top ten hits. Take a look at the artists with the most top ten singles below.

Most Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten Singles~

38, Madonna
34, the Beatles
28, Michael Jackson
28, Stevie Wonder
27, Mariah Carey
27, Janet Jackson
27, Elton John
25, Elvis Presley (whose career predates the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception)
23, Whitney Houston
23, the Rolling Stones


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