Both acts have had stellar successes of late, with Perry smashing chart records for her Teenage Dream singles, and Adele’s 21 in the top five since its January release. That longevity is reflected in the graph above (click to enlarge), showing both acts’ weekly listeners for the past six months. Converging at around 100,000 listeners per week in June, Adele’s since widened the gap between them.
Whilst Adele’s on a winning streak however, she’s still got a way to go: her 1,311,126 overall listeners don’t yet match up to Perry’s 2,283,662. We’ll have to keep an eye on their charts to see if this switches round any time soon.