Adele's "Hello" Is the First Song Ever to Reach 1 Million Downloads on the Billboard Charts
It hasn't even been a month since Adele's newest single, "Hello" was released and it is already killing it. In its first week, it sold more than 1.1 million digital songs and became the first song ever to break the 1 million download mark on the Billboard charts, according to Reuters.
Judging by the tremendous success of her first two albums, 19 and 21, this should come as no surprise to fans. Plus, within the first 48 hours upon releasing the song's accompanying video, directed by Quebec filmmaker Xavier Dolan, it's nabbed more than 50 million views, which means that more than 1.6 million people have watched it per hour. This makes it the biggest debut of any YouTube video so far this year and one of the most-watched video debuts ever. It was also streamed 47.5 million times on Spotify.
"Hello" also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart this week. This is her fourth No. 1 on the chart following her previous singles "Rolling in the Deep," "Someone Like You," and "Set Fire to the Rain."
"Hello" is the first single to be released from the Grammy winner's upcoming album 25, which will be released on Nov. 20. It is the first album she has released in three years.