Adele Matches Whitney Houston Record On Billboard Chart With Grammy Award Winning '21'

16 February 2012, 08:47 | Updated: 16 February 2012, 09:03

The 'Rolling In The Deep' singer has made it 20 consecutive weeks at the summit of the US chart rundown.

Adele has managed to equal a record set by the late Whitney Houston's 'Bodyguard Soundtrack' in 1992-1993 after her second studio album '21' spent its 20th week on top of the Billboard US chart.

The 'Someone Like You' singer's record was boosted in sales by her success at Sunday's (12th February) Grammys triumph and held off Van Halen to keep first place.

The new milestone also matched Elvis Presley who spent the same amount of time at the top of the chart for his 1961 release 'Blue Hawaii'.

The all time record is held by the 'West Side Story Soundtrack' which managed to make it to 54 weeks.

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is also equally impressive with 37 weeks to its name.

Meanwhile, Adele recently hit out at claims she was to take a three to five year break from music by saying she has already hit the studio to work on new material.

The star is also set to release 'Rumour Has It' as her next single.