The English singer, in a tearful video in January, apologised to her fans, saying she could not perform her "Weekends with Adele" as half her crew was sick with Covid-19.
The last artist to come close was Drake, who took nine of the coveted spots in September 2021.
With giant hits like “Rolling in the Deep” and “Hello," her previous two albums rank among the 50 biggest-selling in music history.
"I wanted to explain why I chose to dismantle his entire life in the pursuit of my own happiness," Adele told British Vogue, referring to her nine-year-old son, Angelo.
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However, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Neil Young and Queen are some of the artists to have threatened suits against the Trump campaign for using songs without their consent.
Adele and charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki who were together since 2011 made no further comments about their separation and asked for privacy.
Adele said she had "even considered miming", but she said she could never do this to her fans. Earlier this week, the singer hinted she might retire from touring.
The Canadian rapper surpassed Adele's previous record of 12 awards at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.
Despite its 100 million users and 50 million paid subscribers, Spotify loses money. The deal will nudge its free users to pay up.
The powerhouse from London scoops up five wins, becoming the only artist to win album, record and song of the year twice. But her moving statement about Beyonce's work and political performances make history at the 59th awards ceremony.
Madonna pays tribute to Prince and Celine Dion honours her husband at 24th Billboard Music Awards, where singers The Weeknd and Adele lead the night.
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