British singer Adele smashed records with her comeback single Hello, selling more than 1.1 million digital songs in the first week. Hello become the first song ever to break the 1 million download mark on the Billboard charts.
Adele beat Canadian teen heartthrob Justin Bieber, whose latest single Sorry sold 276,800 downloads in its debut week, taking second place, according to data released by Nielsen Music on Monday for the past week.
Hello is the first single from Adele’s upcoming new album 25, to be released this month, and follows a four-year break from music after her 21 album won six Grammy awards and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.
Hello was streamed 47.5 million times globally on Spotify, making it the most-streamed song over a week in the online streaming platform’s history.
The music video also broke records at entertainment platform Vevo.com, delivering more than 27 million views in the first 24 hours after its release last week.