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Adele Bumps Pink Floyd Off No. 7 Best-Seller Spot

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Adele Bumps Pink Floyd Off No. 7 Best-Seller Spot

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Adele Bumps Pink Floyd Off No. 7 Best-Seller Spot

Adele Bumps Pink Floyd Off No. 7 Best-Seller Spot

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Pop singer Adele's sophomore effort, Twenty-One, just bumped Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon out of the No. 7 spot among best-selling albums in U.K. history. It's within striking distance of other classics, including Michael Jackson's Thriller, but still far behind No. 1: Queen's Greatest Hits.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And today's last word in business is a total eclipse of the money.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MONEY")

PINK FLOYD: (Singing) Money, get away...

GREENE: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" album that produced the classic rock staple called "Money" has just been bumped from the British charts by pop singer Adele's sophomore effort, "Twenty-One," "Twenty-One" is now the seventh best-selling album in U.K. history. And it's well within striking distance of several more classics, including Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

Adele is still far behind the number-one selling U.K. album, though. Drum roll please. That would be "Queen's Greatest Hits." But we suspect the 23-year-old Adele is rolling in the deep amounts of cash, nonetheless.

That is the business news here on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ROLLING IN THE DEEP")

ADELE: (Singing) Rolling in the deep. Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep. You had my heart inside of your hand. You're gonna wish you never had met me. But you played it, you played it, you played it, you played it to the beat.

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