Adele's "25" spends 5th week at No. 1 on Billboard 200


And now she's done it again!

Billboard reports that 25 is spending a fifth week atop its album chart thanks to another 1.15 million in sales during the week that ended Christmas Eve, according to Nielsen Music. '25′ is the first album to have more than a million albums sold in three different weeks, since Nielsen Soundscan started tracking sales in 1991. The numbers include total units, which combine actual album sales, track downloads and streams.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the week's most popular albums based on their overall consumption. Chris Brown's new "Royalty" tops other newcomers on the chart, debuting at No 3 with 184,000 units (162,000 in pure album sales).

At No. 6, One Direction's "Made in the A.M." falls from last week's No. 4 with 92,000 units (up 38 percent). This is Brown's eighth consecutive top 10 album. In addition, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens soundtrack blasted in at No. 5. This is the highest debut for a score-only soundtrack since 1999, when Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace came in at No. 3.


25 has sold 7.13 million copies through December 24 in the US alone.