Adele‘s 25 is #1 again. The album is spending a tenth non-consecutive week at the top of the Billboard album chart.
As Billboard notes, 25 is now one of only five albums released since 2000 to have spent 10 weeks or more at #1. The others are Taylor Swift‘s 1989 and Fearless, the Frozen soundtrack and Adele’s own 21. 21 actually spent a total of 24 weeks at #1 so 25 has a ways to go to match it.
It appears that people are willing to pay any price to hear Adele sing those songs live. The U.K.’s Daily Mail reports that some secondary ticket sites such as StubHub and GetMeIn have listed tickets for her upcoming sold-out London shows at nearly $35,000 each.
Adele has attempted to prevent widespread scalping of her tickets, but stronger regulations may be needed to prevent this kind of thing. As a British politician who’s fighting so-called “ticket abuse” told the paper, “[She] has done more than most artists on this, she has put her money where her mouth is and tried to clamp down on this. But even after all of that, she may have won a few, she is clearly losing the war. It is going to need the strong arm of government to make a difference.
Adele’s tour begins tonight in Belfast, Ireland.
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