Adele’s “Hello” Is the Fastest Video to Reach 1 Billion YouTube Views

Adele’s “Hello” Is the Fastest Video to Reach 1 Billion YouTube Views
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Adele broke yet another record on Thursday, when the English crooner’s hit single “Hello” reached 1 billion views on YouTube in just 87 days, the fastest the feat has ever been accomplished. So who did she take off the top spot? Psy’s “Gangham Style” previously held onto the prize for achieving mega Internet success in 158 days. “If anyone deserves it, it’s Adele and that song,” Susanne Daniels, head of programming at YouTube, said, according to The New York Times.

This gives Adele full access into YouTube’s billionaire club, which includes Maroon 5’s “Sugar,” Major Lazer’s “Lean on,” and Sia’s “Chandelier.” And while this news sure is major, it’s not the first record the singer has slayed thanks to her beloved song. The music video for “Hello” first reached more than 50 million views within the first 48 hours of its release. In addition, her new album, 25, also broke *NSYNC’s record for single-week U.S. album sales, selling 2.43 million copies in just four days.

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Congrats, Adele!

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