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Adele back on top in U.K. despite Grammys flop

Adele has soared back to the top of the U.K. album charts, despite her off-key performance at the Grammy Awards on Monday night (15Feb16).

A technical hitch left the soulful singer struggling to hit the right notes as she performed All I Ask at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and she has since revealed she "froze" when she realized a microphone had fallen onto the strings of the piano accompanying her.


Adele told U.S. chat show host Ellen DeGeneres she wept out of embarrassment for a day after the Grammys, but now she can smile again after learning her hit album 25 is back at the top of the U.K. charts.


David Bowie's hits collection Best of Bowie climbs to number two on the countdown, while Justin Bieber's Purpose is also on the rise at three.


Danish quartet Lukas Graham have scored a second week atop the singles chart with 7 Years, while Zayn Malik takes second place with Pillowtalk, and Rihanna, Jonas Blue & Dakota and Shawn Mendes round out the top five.


Viola Beach just miss out on a top 10 spot following a fan campaign to get the English band a big hit in the wake of a car crash tragedy in Sweden last weekend (13Feb16), which killed the four members.


Tomas Lowe, Kris Leonard, River Reeves and Jack Dakin and their manager Craig Tarry were all killed when a vehicle plunged from a highway bridge into a canal.


Fans launched an online campaign to get the group's song Swings & Waterslides to number one. The single reached the top of the Apple iTunes chart, but missed out on the official top 10, debuting at number 11.