Emeli Sande makes Official Chart history for debut

By Adina Campbell
Newsbeat reporter


Emeli Sande now holds the record for the most consecutive weeks in the UK's Official Album Chart top 10 of any debut album.

Our Version Of Events was released in February 2012 and went on to become the biggest selling album that year.

It hasn't dropped out of the top 10 since its release and has been in the UK's Official Album Chart for 63 weeks.

The 26-year-old singer has overtaken British music icons The Beatles who previously held the record.

They had it for almost 50 years with Please Please Me.

Their debut album spent 62 weeks inside the top 10 between its release in 1963 and 1964.

Our Version Of Events has sold 1.82 million copies in the UK and was number one on the Official Album Chart for 10 weeks.

It broke the 100,000 sales in a week tally on three separate occasions.

The double Brit winner's number one hit Next To Me was also the third most played pop song of 2012, according to data released by the UK music licensing company PPL.

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