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Adele's 21 has now Houston's The Bodyguard album as the longest running No. 1 album by a woman on the Billboard 200 album chart, reaching its 21st week at the top spot thanks to a Grammy boost. (Which is kinda funny when you think about it, it's been on top for 21 weeks and the album is called 21. lol). The album has sold a total of 7,353,000 copies in the United States, and a whopping 20 million worldwide.
Still, Houston's powerful pipes still maintain a powerful hold on the public: Whitney—The Greatest Hits is currently the No. 2 album on the charts.