Adele’s new single “Hello” has broken 1 million downloads on its first week of release.
The British singer shattered records as her latest single already hit 1,112,000 downloads based on Nielsen Music, USA Today reported.
According to Billboard, the previous record holder was Flo Rida’s “Right Round” in February 2009 with 636,000 downloads in its first week.
Business Insider noted that selling 1 million copies in the US rarely happens anymore. Only two artists have achieved this in 2015 – Drake with his album “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” in August, and J. Cole for his album “2014 Forest Hills Drive” in September.
Billboard wrote that “Hello” also skyrocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is followed by Justin Bieber’s recently released “Sorry.”
“Hello” is only the 24th song to debut at No.1 in the Hot 100’s history and it is also Adele’s first, Billboard added.
Meanwhile, the “Hello” music video has racked up more than 200 million views on YouTube already.
Aside from downloads and YouTube views, the song, which was released last Oct. 23, also set streaming record a new. “Hello” was streamed 68.8 million times on Spotify, USA Today wrote.
Billboard noted the streaming record of Adele’s latest single is the second most ever, after Baauer’s “Harlem Shake.”
Adele’s third album, titled “25,” is set to be released on Nov. 20.
Her previous album, “21”, was the top U.S. seller in both 2011 and 2012, CNN noted. It produced three Billboard No. 1 singles and sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S. alone. The album also won six Grammy awards in 2012, including album of the year and song of the year for “Rolling in the Deep.”
On her recent note on social media for her fans, Adele apologized for the long delay in releasing “25” and said: “My last record was a break-up record, and if I had to label this one, I’d call it a make-up record. I’m making up with myself.”