Even the late Whitney Houston was unable to oust Adele from the #1 spot on the Billboard album chart, as the UK singer's album set a new high water mark this week.

Adele's album, 21, fittingly took the top spot for a record 21st straight week. The previous title holder at 20 weeks? The Bodyguard soundtrack, by Whitney Houston.

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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.

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The 2012 Grammy Awards became the Adele Awards Sunday.

The British chanteuse went six for six, collecting every one of the awards for which she was nominated, including top honors for album, record and song of the year.

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It was already a safe assumption that we'd be seeing Adele on stage at the 2012 Grammy Awards, collecting practically every trophy handed out at the February 12 ceremony.

But CBS now confirms the artist will be singing at the event, as well, marking her first public performance since throat surgery in October.

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This just in: Adele had a very good 2011.

The singer - who is recovering from throat surgery and said this week she may not release a new CD for a couple years - sat atop the music world this year with the number-one single, number-one video and, unless something miraculous takes place in the next four weeks, the number-one album.

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Adele's vocal cords are in bad shape.

After a year plagued with canceled tour dates and serious bouts of laryngitis, the British singer is on the shelf for the remainder of 2011 after throat surgery.

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There's no sophomore slump here.

Following the enormous success of "Rolling in the Deep," Adele has been performing "Someone Like You" at concerts and award ceremonies all summer long. It's a beautiful, simple ballad, featuring the kind of lyrical ability and raw emotion that few other artists could even attempt to pull off.

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Young British singer Adele, whose album 21 is currently enjoying widespread critical and commercial success, has paid tribute to the late Amy Winehouse.

Adele, like Amy, attended London’s BRIT performing arts school, says the singer, who was found dead Saturday “paved the way for artists like me."

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Bad news for the good folks out west: Due to laryngitis, Adele has been forced to cancel five dates on her current North American tour.

A statement on the singer's website reads:

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Adele Biography

Adele on the Red Carpet
Adele is an English recording artist and songwriter, whose style blends blues, soul and pop. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to... More »
North London, England
Full Name
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins