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

Mar 20, 2012
Originally published on March 20, 2012 8:31 am
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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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

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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.

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And I'm Steve Inskeep.

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