Adele’s 21 notches its 16th frame at #1 on the sales chart this week with 104,000 units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album’s reign is now the longest since the Titanic soundtrack also earned 16 weeks at #1 in 1998. Since SoundScan began tracking data in 1991, 21 is one of only five albums to earn at least 16 weeks in the penthouse slot: in addition to Titanic, the other three are: The Bodyguard soundtrack (20 weeks at #1 in 1992-1993), Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ the Wind (18 weeks in 1991-1992) and Billy Ray Cyrus’ Some Gave All (with 17 weeks in 1992).
Billboard.com also notes that in the Billboard 200 chart’s 56-year history, 21 becomes only the 20th album ever to score at least 16 weeks at #1. Furthermore, with 104,000 sold last week, the album also scored its 33rd week of 100,000-plus sales. The last record to do that was Usher’s Confessions, which also racked up 33 weeks of 100,000 sales in 2004-2005.