Adele Remains Atop Billboard Chart, Whitney Houston Album Checks In

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A mesmerizing Grammy act and an untimely death both played a major role in the latest Billboard 200 top 10.

Fresh off six wins and her first live performance since throat surgery (below), Adele sold 237,000 albums last week (resulted are tracked through Sunday night), a 95 percent increase from the previous seven days and enough to keep "21" atop the chart for the 20th week.

It has now moved 6.6 million copies.

Following Houston's passing, meanwhile, "Whitney: The Greatest Hits," sold 64,000 units, which represents an increase of, oh, 5,994 percent from the prior week. Expect this trend to continue for the foreseeable future, as it so often does in death.

Here is a look at the top 10:
  1. Adele, 21 – 237,000
  2. Van Halen, A Different Kind Of Truth – 187,000
  3. Various Artists, Now 41 – 142,000
  4. The Fray, Scars & Stories – 87,000
  5. Paul McCartney, Kisses On The Bottom – 74,000
  6. Whitney Houston, The Greatest Hits – 64,000
  7. Dierks Bentley, Home – 55,000
  8. Various Artists, 2012 Grammy Nominees – 51,000
  9. Adele, 19 – 36,000
  10. Drake, Take Care – 32,000
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Dont forget to vote for Adele to win at the Brits (I know, not as glamorous as the grammys, but the other nominees in her category are embarrassing)

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*ADELE: The Voice of the 21st Century*

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Gosh... This woman has the best voice i have ever had.. Her voice gives comfort to my soul. I love you Adele you are my hero

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