Adele still reigns on singles chart with massive hit

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British singer Adele claims four spots in the Last.fm international singles chart, updated on May 23, with tracks from her hit album 21. US pop star Lady Gaga also holds two places in the top ten with new tracks from her just-released album Born This Way.

Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," at number one this week, is a track from her massively successful sophomore album, 21, which debuted at number one in album charts in 17 countries. The album has become the biggest-selling digital album of all time in the UK, where it has been certified platinum eight times. Other tracks from the album in the Last.fm top ten include "Someone Like You" with 26,044 listeners and "Set Fire to the Rain" with 25,350 listeners. "Turning Tables" takes the seventh slot with 22,569 listeners.

Lady Gaga’s much-hyped album Born This Way dropped on May 23, and singles "Judas" and "Born This Way" claim spots in the top three, with 36,321 and 28,561 listeners, respectively. "Born This Way," which dropped on February 11, peaked at number one in 16 countries and is the fastest-selling single in iTunes history, selling more than 1 million copies in five days.

Last.fm's top tracks for May 15-22:

1. Adele – "Rolling in the Deep" (48,960 listeners) (no change)
2. Lady Gaga – "Judas" (36,321 listeners) (no change)
3. Lady Gaga – "Born This Way" (28,561 listeners) (no change)
4. Adele – "Someone Like You" (26,044 listeners) (+1)
5. Adele – "Set Fire to the Rain" (25,350 listeners) (+3)
6. Fleet Foxes – "Montezuma" (22,908 listeners) (-2)
7. Adele – "Turning Tables" (22,569 listeners) (+9)
8. Britney Spears – "Till the World Ends" (22,559 listeners) (+1)
9. Katy Perry – "E.T." (21,800 listeners) (+3)
10. Rihanna – "S&M (21,678 listeners) (+4)

Last.fm claims more than 40 million active users based in more than 200 countries. Available in 12 languages, the site's radio service is free for desktop computer users in the UK, the US, and Germany; mobile devices require a subscription of €3 a month to stream music.

Using a system called "scrobbling," Last.fm's charts measure everything its users listen to through the Last.fm website as well as hundreds of other music sites and services, including iTunes, Spotify, and The Hype Machine.

http://www.last.fm

Watch Lady Gaga’s "Judas" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wagn8Wrmzuc 

 

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