Adele declared the UK’s best-selling female artist of the century

As reported in NME Adele has been named as the UK’s best-selling female album artist of the century.

The London singer topped the chart from The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), fending off competition from the likes of Pink, Madonna, Rihanna, Dido and Amy Winehouse in sixth.

Her second album, ‘21‘, also holds the title for the UK’s number one album by a female artist since 2000, after shifting just shy of 6 million copies in the UK alone.

The new statistics have been unveiled to coincide with the confirmed return of National Album Day on October 21, which will adopt ‘Celebrating Women In Music’ as its 2021 theme.

Hugely impressive, but hardly surprising, Adele is a powerhouse in Ballad-Pop.