Adele’s “Hello” Debuts At No. 1 On The Hot 100

And sets a digital download record.

November 02, 2015

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The first single from Adele's 25 album shot straight to the top of the Hot 100 this week, displacing the Weeknd's "The Hills." Justin Bieber's "Sorry" jumped into the No. 2 spot. Drake's "Hotline Bling" slid down to No. 3.


In addition, Billboard reports that "Hello" sold 1.112 million downloads in its first week. This makes it the first song ever to crack the one million download threshold in seven days. "Hello" almost doubled the mark set by the previous record holder, Flo Rida's "Right Round," which was downloaded 636,000 times the week it came out.

Though Adele's song was streamed a whopping 61.6 million times last week, it didn't get close to the one-week streaming record: Baauer's "Harlem Shake" was streamed 103 million times when it came out in 2012.

Watch the video for "Hello"—which was viewed more than a million times per hour after it came out—below.

Adele’s “Hello” Debuts At No. 1 On The Hot 100