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In the past month the world has entered an Adele frenzy so fervent it’s difficult to believe we went four years without a new album from the British singer. With her third studio 25 album dropping this past Friday, Adelemania came in like a tornado, but the kind we hope never ends.
Ahead of tonight’s premiere of Adele Live In London on CTV and CTV GO at 8E/5P, we’re taking a look back at the past month of Adele. What better way to examine the numerically inclined singer than to look at Adele by the numbers?
42: The per cent of music sales represented by 25 this week.
3 million: The number of units 25 is predicted to sell in its first week.
13: The age Adele was when she wrote the first version of Send My Love (To Your Lover).
2000: The year that NSYNC sold 2,416,000 copies of No Strings Attached in its first week, a record that was just broken by 25.
6: The number of months in between writing the chorus and the verses of Hello.
4: The number of weeks Hello was in the number one spot on Billboard.
2: The number of songs Sia has released from her new album that were originally written for 25.
900,000: The number of pre-orders placed for 25.
1989: The album by Taylor Swift that was knocked out of the highest sales of the year spot by 25.
20: Adele’s 25 is the 20th album to ever sell one million copies in a week (the first was Whitney Houston’s The Bodyguard Soundtrack).
3: The number of bonus tracks on the deluxe edition of 25.
25: The name of Adele’s third studio album and the number of times we’ve already listened to it front to back.
2015: The year Adele’s 25 was the biggest selling album.
8: Where Hello ranks in terms of the highest selling song of the year.
27.7 million: The number of times the video for Hello was viewed in its first day.
27: Adele’s actual age when she released 25.
Countless: Number of times Adele has slayed us with her music in the last week.
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