Credit: n/aThe last time we uttered Adele and Billboard in the same sentence she had soared past M.C. Hammer‘s Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em and the late Whitney Houston‘s The Bodyguard soundtrack to notch 21 weeks on the infamous rankings chart’s 200 scale at No. 1., with sophomore R&B jugurnaught 21. And here we are, like it’s a surprise or something, that she’s now sharing a crown with both Prince and the Revolution‘s Purple Rain and the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack at 24 weeks. Should the album hit a few more weeks at No. 1., Adele will roll on deep like she does to well amongst the top-five contenders ever to notch so many times in the coveted album sales chart, in the company of Fleetwood Mac and Harry Belafonte, among others. How many records has she sold thus far? Oh just 22 million. Which is nothing compared to Michael Jackson‘s Thriller and its purported 110 million mark. But you know, if Adele can set fire to the rain, she’s certainly got some chart climbing to do. Or rather, “let it burn, let it burn, let it burn.”