Sunday, November 15, 2015

Adele: Hello hits platinum with third week at UK No. 1

Adele’s smash new single “Hello” has been certified platinum as it tops the UK charts for a third straight week.

The Official Charts Company reports the song outsold the No. 2 track, Justin Bieber’s “Sorry”, by more than 34,000 copies to take top spot once again.

The fastest-selling song of the year in the UK has just been certified platinum in the country for sales of more than 600,000 copies.

In its opening week, “Hello” became the UK’s one-week streaming record holder with 7.32 million streams.

The smash hit is the lead single from Adele’s long-awaited third album, “25”, which was produced by Greg Kurstin and is due November 20.

The UK singer’s last album, 2011’s “21”, was a worldwide smash with worldwide sales of more than 30 million copies.

The singer will launch the album with a concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York on November 17, a BBC 1 TV special on November 20 and a performance on NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live on November 21.

See also:

Adele tops US charts for second week with Hello
VIDEO: Adele performs Hello at France’s NRJ Music Awards
VIDEO: Adele’s first live performance of Hello
Adele: Hello smashes download record on way to US No. 1
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