After approximately 400,000 years on the charts, Adele's 21 has passed to the other side.
The 2011 album, featuring the massive hits "Rumour Has It" and "Rolling in the Deep," is currently not hanging out in the Billboard 200 for the first time since its release. According to Uproxx, the extremely multi-platinum album spent a whopping 353 weeks on the chart before vacating its record-breaking status.
Back in April, 21 broke the record previously held by Carole King's Tapestry for the most weeks on the Billboard 200 for an album by a solo female artist. All told, 21 bagged 24 nonconsecutive weeks at the No. 1 spot. As of September 2016, the diamond album had been certified 14 times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Pink Floyd's classic 1973 concept album Dark Side of the Moon still holds the record for the most weeks spent in the Billboard 200 among all albums. Dark Side, amazingly, bagged 927 weeks. Albums from Nirvana, Eminem, Guns N' Roses, Bob Marley, Johnny Mathis, Journey, and Metallica are also in the 300+ weeks club alongside Adele and King. Adele's most recent album, the "Hello"-bolstered 2015 collection 25, is well on its way to similar chart glory. The album has already been certified 11 times multi-platinum and won Album of the Year at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Now is probably a good time to revisit the verse Childish Gambino eventually added to Jamie xx's "Rolling in the Deep" remix:
Greatest Michael Cera lyrical reference in history, am I right?