Adele's 'Hello' a smash comeback, 2015 fastest-selling single


Adele says “hello” in a huge comeback after being absent four years from the music scene. And what better way to do it than to greet her fans with a smash hit that has already sold 1.1 million digital songs in its first week of release, the first song ever to also make the 1 million download mark on the Billboard.

Adele’s newest single, “Hello,” has topped the charts as the fastest selling single in 2015 since it came out Oct. 23, the first to come out from her new album “25” which is to be released Nov. 20. It just gets better and better for this 27-year-old singer and mother of one, noting that her previous album “21” sold more than 30 million copies and won her six Grammy awards.

“It is a huge challenge for any artist returning after such a huge last recordas 21 and its singles were,” says chief executive of Official Charts Company, Martin Talbot, in a report by the International Business Times. “But,” he adds, “Adele has smashed it right out of the park with a fantastic single, which has connected with British music fans comprehensively. She already looks set to be the queen of quarter four.”

This exciting new ballad was recorded at London’s Metropolis Studios, delivered in Adele’s powerful vocals, and on the whole accompanied by drums and piano. It became the most streamed song over a week on Spotify, streaming globally for 47.5 million times, while it was lauded most viewed video in the first 24 hours of release on Vevo with 27 million views, replacing Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” video which had received 20.1 million views on its first day of release in May.

After breaking several records with her latest hit, one asks if there could be anything bigger than this? Why yes, Daily Star UK quotes Mail Online, “the singer will headline the festival next year, performing to a whopping 135,000 fans,” referring to next year’s Glastonbury Festival. Anyone beat that?