While it certainly doesn’t come as a surprise, Adele’s new single, “Hello,” her first song in three years, debuted on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1, with a record 1.1 million downloads in a week.
The last artist to even come close to that feat? Flo Rida with “Right Round,” which had over 600,000 downloads.
With her fourth No. 1, Adele is ending the Weekend’s six-week dominance, and also becoming the first woman to top the chart in six months, when Taylor Swift was dominating in June.
The video for the single did just as well, with upwards of a million views an hour. She’s accomplished 61.6 million US streams in one week. It’s easy to imagine 25 will shatter any and all records…and Adele must be feeling like a genius for taking 3 years off!
Congratulations to Adele, the true Queen of Pop.