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Adele has become only the second UK artist since the millennium to simultaneously top the US singles and albums charts.
She competes the rare feat this week as Rolling In The Deep climbs another notch to give her a first-ever number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It achieves this as its parent album 21 sends a seventh non-consecutive week at the top of the Billboard 200 chart.
Rolling In The Deep is only the sixth Hot 100 number one by a British act since the millennium. Even rarer still, just one other UK act this century has scored simultaneous US number one singles and albums, a feat achieved by Leona Lewis in April 2008 with her debut album Spirit and first Stateside single Bleeding Love.
Rolling In The Deep climbs to number one despite its digital sales last week having fallen by 2% to 294,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but the track is the chart’s highest airplay gainer for a second successive and moves 7-3 on the Radio Songs.