CHART NEWS: Adele’s ’21’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200

Adele shows no signs of slowing down. The British soul singers sophomore album, 21,’ has taken the No. 1 position on this week’s Billboard 200 Albums chart, selling 350,000 units. The strong U.S. debut comes of the heels of Adele’s soaring international success where 21 entered charts at #1 in the U.K., Ireland, Austria, New Zealand, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Belgium and Canada.

Released in Europe on January 24, Adele's 21 has dominated the UK album chart, notching the No. 1 spot for five consecutive weeks. This week Adele occupies the #1 and #2 positions on the UK album chart with 21 and 19 respectively.

In related news, the “Rolling in the Deep” singer will kick off her sold-out tour in North America on May 12 in Washington, DC. Most dates sold out in minutes with venue upgrades needed in Seattle and Los Angeles as well as an additional date added in New York (see below for full list of tour dates).

May 12 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

May 13 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

May 15 Boston, MA House of Blues

May 16 Montreal, QC Olympia Theater

May 18 Toronto, ON Kool Haus

May 19 New York, NY Beacon Theatre

May 21 New York, NY United Palace Theater

May 23 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre

May 24 Chicago, IL Riviera Theater

May 26 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

May 28 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

May 29 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot

May 31 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

June 1 Seattle, WA Paramount

June 3 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom

June 4 San Francisco, CA The Warfield Theatre

June 8 San Diego, CA Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

June 9 Los Angeles, CA Palladium

June 12 Austin, TX Stubbs Waller Creek

June 15 Dallas, TX House of Blues

June 17 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle

June 18 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel

June 20 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium


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