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Adele - Hello - On 25 Album (2015)

Adele - Hello - On 25 Album (2015)
Adele 2015 Best Radio Hits




Adele’s new single, Hello, has sold 1.1m downloads in the US, and becomes the first song with more than a million downloads within its first week. The single, released on 23 October, is the first from the British performer’s third album, and debuted at No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a position she also holds on the UK singles chart.

Only one other song has sold more copies in one week since Nielsen Music began counting both digital and physical sales in 1991: Elton John’s Candle in the Wind. The 1997 re-recording, his tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold 3.44m copies in its first week on sale in the October of that year, with another 1.2m the following week. However, those sales came before the digital download era.

Adele is due to perform at Radio City Music Hall in New York on 17 November in advance of the global release of her new album, 25, three days later.

Her last album, 21, has sold more than 30m copies worldwide, including almost 5m in the UK alone, and is the biggest seller of the decade so far. Her first, 19, is the 11th biggest seller of the decade.

As streaming continues to gather momentum and prompts fewer fans to buy downloads or CDs, 25 is likely to be one bright spot for the music industry this year. Only one album released in 2015 has gone platinum in the US – Canadian rapper Drake’s mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.

Among the other records Hello has broken include notching up 100m views on music video site Vevo in the shortest time – five days, beating Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball, which took six. It also set a new record for most views on the site in its first 24 hours of release – 27.7m.
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