Monday, November 2, 2015

Adele: Hello smashes download record on way to US No. 1

Adele’s “Hello” has debuted at No. 1 in the US after smashing the record for the most US downloads sold in a single week.

Billboard reports the tune sold more than 1.11 million downloads to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 single chart.

According to Nielsen Music, “Hello” is the first song ever to sell at least 1 million downloads in a week, breaking the previous record of 636,000 sales by Flo Rida's "Right Round" in 2009.

“Hello” marks Adele’s fourth US No. 1 single following "Rolling In The Deep", "Someone Like You" and "Set Fire To The Rain" – all from her 2011 smash, “21.”

The UK singer will release her long-awaited third album, “25”, on November 20.

Adele will launch the project with a performance on NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live on November 21.

See also:

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