CHART SPOTLIGHT. The recent performance at the 2011 BRIT Awards certainly paid off for Adele whose “Someone Like You” bows atop the singles chart this Sunday. Back in January, WelcheMusic started the countdown to the release of 21. This follows “Rolling in the Deep” which peaked at No.2 earlier this year. “Deep” remains on the singles chart, moving 5-4.
The ballad tells the tale of a relationship that has broken down. Adele’s performance at the BRIT Awards was so emotional that she broke down in tears. A live version of the track was also released via iTunes, which topped the download sales chart within 24 hours ahead of the album version.
In Sweden, Adele has had two entries on the singles tally. “Chasing Pavements” reached No.37 in 2008 while “Rolling in the Deep” peaked at No.46 last November.
Back to the singles chart, last week’s No.1 Jessie J drops to No.2 with “Price Tag.” Lady Gaga remains at No.3 with “Born This Way.”