Adele's '21': Album Drops Out Of UK Top-40 For First Time Since Release

Nov 26, 2012

On Jan. 24, 2011, Adele debuted her album "21." The successful record has occupied a spot on the Official U.K. Top-40 Albums Chart every week since its debut -- until now.

NME reports that for the first time since January of 2011, "21" is not in the top 40. Adele's emotional album fell just out of the list, finding its place at number 42 this week.

The British singer's sophomore album has already made history in the United Kingdom. Earlier this year, "21" beat out Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to reach number five on the U.K.'s all-time biggest selling albums list. The record also takes the honor of the most downloaded album in the U.K. and went 15 times platinum in the region.

Stateside, "21" earned Adele six Grammy awards and saw major commercial success -- the album was the best-selling of 2011 with 39 consecutive weeks spent in the top five albums on Billboard. Currently, "21" sits at number 31 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart.

While Adele has made a career singing soulful songs largely about lost and unrequited love, the singer now seems to be very happy in her personal life. Last month, Adele gave birth to a baby boy with her boyfriend Simon Konecki.