Adele has overtaken Michael Jackson to claim the fifth best-selling album in UK history. The singer's second album 21 has sold over 4,274,300 copies in the UK as of this morning (May 3), which is 500 sales ahead of Michael Jackson's Thriller.

"To add to her many landmark records, Adele's achievement in overtaking Thriller in the all-time sales list is truly remarkable," comments the Official Charts Company's managing director Martin Talbot. "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."
官方排行榜公司的常务董事Martin Talbot说:“阿黛尔的《21》取代杰克逊的《Thriller》的成为英国第五大畅销唱片是阿黛尔的又一重要记录,非常了不起。”“《Thriller》一直被看做是有史以来最伟大的唱片之一,毫无疑问,现在《21》也享有同样的盛誉。”

Since its release in the UK in January 2011, Adele's 21 has spent 65 weeks in the Top 10, with 23 of those weeks at number one. It has outsold Amy Winehouse's Back To Black to become the highest-selling UK album of the 21st century and won Adele six Grammys and two Brit Awards.
自阿黛尔的《21》在2011年1月在英国开始销售以来,这张专辑已经停留在排行榜前10名长达65周,并在其中的23个星期位居榜首。《21》取代艾米•怀恩豪斯的《Back To Black》成为21世纪最畅销的唱片,并为阿黛尔赢得了六座格莱美奖和两座全英音乐奖。

The UK's five highest-selling albums of all-time are as follows:
1. Queen: Greatest Hits
2. The Beatles: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
3. ABBA: Gold: The Greatest Hits
4. Oasis: (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
5. Adele: 21