To No One’s Surpise: Adele Debuts At Number One, Continues To Slay


Adele’s latest single says “Hello” to the Billboard Hot 100’s top spot.

But No. 1 might seem passe in light of all the other records Adele has broken in just seven days.

Most Downloads Sold

In addition to dethroning The Weeknd’s The Hills, Hello completely obliterated the number of downloads sold in a single week with 1.1 million downloads. The record was previously held by Flo Rida’s Right Round with 636,000 downloads in February of 2008.


On-Demand Streams

Justin Bieber’s What Do You Mean? debuted with 10.1 million streams on subscription services, Adele’s track doubled it and then some with 20.4 million streams this week.


Fourth Hot 100 No. 1

Hello joins Rolling In The Deep, Someone Like You and Set Fire To The Rain to Adele’s growing list on No. 1 hits.


A Queen Returns To Her Throne

After 22 consecutive weeks of Hot 100 charts with men at No. 1, a woman reigns supreme again. The last No. 1 by a woman was Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood.


Vevo Views

The video smashed the most single-day views, 20.1 million for Bad Blood, with a record 27.7 million Vevo views. Before Taylor, this record was previously held by Nicki Minaj for Anaconda (19.6 million) and Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball (19.3 million) We know Band-Aids don’t fix bullet holes, but do they fix shattered Vevo stream records?


Hello, Once More

Lionel Richie’s Hello also held the number one spot for two weeks in 1984. Other No. 1 tracks with “Hello” in the title include, Louis Armstrong’s Hello! Dolly, The Beatles’ Hello Goodbye and The Doors’ Hello, I Love You.