We're still waiting for her new album to be released, but judging by the latest news on her sales stats, Adele won't be in any hurry to return from her extended hiatus.

The Londoner has been officially named as the biggest-selling female artist of the 21st century in the UK so far.

She has released three albums to date - '19' (2008), '21' (2011) and '25' (2015). Her fourth, which some have speculated is called '30', is due for release this year after being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 32-year-old beat off competition from the likes of Kylie Minogue, Amy Winehouse and Dido, who all featured in the Top 10. The combined sales figures for the Top 10 female artists, according to the UK's Official Charts Company, come to a whopping 72 million albums.

P!nk was the second biggest-selling female artist of the 21st century in the UK, while Adele also claimed the 'biggest-selling album by a female' spot, for '21'.

See the Top 10 below:

  1. Adele
  2. P!nk
  3. Madonna
  4. Rihanna
  5. Dido
  6. Amy Winehouse
  7. Kylie Minogue
  8. Beyonce
  9. Britney Spears
  10. Lady Gaga

If you think you know your Adele, take our lyrics quiz on her back catalogue here.