| 30 Jan 2023
Adele tops the Albums Chart; fails to stay in SinglesÆ Top 3

MUMBAI: Adele’s November-release ‘25’ continues to reign at the top for the Albums Chart in the latest week. The British songwriter retained the position for the third consecutive week since the album’s release.

British rock band Coldplay’s seventh studio album ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’, released on 4 December, entered the chart at second position. The band scored its biggest opening week sales since its 2008 release 'Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends', raking up sales of 236,000.

The figure makes the album the highest selling number two album in the last five years since Rihanna recorded 249,000 sales with her album ‘Loud’ in December 2010. However, Adele’s third studio album ‘25’ scored 354,000 copies making it the highest third week sales for a number one album since 2008.

The dream run of Elvis Presley’s ‘If I Can Dream’ continues as the record extended its presence in the Top three for the sixth week.

In the Singles Chart, American sensation Justin Bieber retained the Top 2 spots for his singles- ‘Love Yourself’ and ‘Sorry’, at number one and number two spots, respectively. However, the surprise inclusion in the Top 3 belonged to Sigala Ft. Bryn Christopher’s single ‘Sweet Lovin’’, which jumped 65 positions to complete the Top 3. The single replaced Adele’s ‘Hello’, pushing it to a position lower at number four. Coldplay’s single ‘Adventures of a Lifetime’ off their new album jumped six places to enter the Top 10 for the first time since the single’s release.