Sounds like Adele indeed turned her sorrow into treasured gold — then into treasured platinum, and next week into a Billboard chart record. Billboard reports that amid a week of few new releases, the British chanteuse is slated to top their Billboard 200 chart for the 16th nonconsecutive week, tying the record previously set by the ‘Titanic’ soundtrack.

The record Adele set with ’21′ was both a long time coming and expected, and it may not be the only one she’ll hold. If ’21′ nabs the No. 1 spot for four more weeks, Adele will tie the record set by Whitney Houston for the most weeks at No. 1 by a female artist since 1990 — for which her competition is also a soundtrack, this time to ‘The Bodyguard.’ If she holds out one week longer than that, Adele will tie with M.C. Hammer to be the artist with the most weeks at No. 1 since 1990.

The chart record will only be the latest in a string of great news for the ‘Turning Tables’ songbird. Adele is slated to perform at the 2012 Brit Awards, where she’s also nominated for three awards. She’s also slated to attend this year’s Grammys, though it’s unclear whether or not she will perform at the ceremony (though we certainly hope so!).

All that and a new boyfriend? If Adele thought she could have had it all before, she was right. She certainly seems to have it all now.


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