Adele's 21 Bumps MJ's Thriller As UK's 5th Best-Selling Album Of All Time
Posted on Thu May 3, 2012 02:30 PM PDT

Adele082811_01_200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Adele's album 21 has become the fifth best-selling album of all time, surpassing sales of Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Sales data shows the "One and Only" singer has sold 4,274,300 copies of her smash record, and continues to sell an average of 20,000 copies a week.

"Thriller has long been recognized 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," Official Chart Company managing director Martin Talbot said in a statement.

The British songstress has spent 23 weeks at #1, in addition to winning six Grammy awards and two Brit awards. Plans for a follow-up album have yet to be announced.