Adele overtakes sales of 'Thriller' in UK album list
Adele's second album 21 has overtaken Michael Jackson's Thriller in the list of best-selling UK albums.
It has sold 4,274,300 copies in the UK, 500 more than Jackson's 1982 classic.
Figures show 21 has been selling an average of 20,000 copies per week over the last four weeks.
"To add to her many landmark records, Adele's achievement in overtaking Thriller in the all-time sales list is truly remarkable," said Martin Talbot from the Official Charts Company.
"Thriller has long been recognised as one of the most iconic albums of all-time.
"There is now no doubt that 21 can be spoken of in the same breath."
In the 15 months since Adele's second album was released, it has spent 65 non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Official Albums Chart.
It has outsold Amy Winehouse's Back To Black to become the biggest selling album of the 21st Century and has overtaken the sales of albums like Michael Jackson's Bad, Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon and Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms in the UK.
The 23-year-old has also won six Grammy Awards and two Brits.
The top 10 biggest-selling albums in the UK are:
1 - Greatest Hits - Queen
2 - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
I just don't understand how it's possible for an album in this day and age to sell SO MUCH. In a time where album sales aren't great, Adele comes along and EFFORTLESSLY outsells the legends. I don't get it.