Have you heard Adele broke the internet?!
Fans and spectators have waited patiently for four years for Adele to release another album. The wait is finally over. The release of her new single “Hello” on October 23,2015 has accumulated more than 50 million views in the first 48 hours.
She has successfully beaten out the artists at the top of the charts and the album, 25 won’t be released until November 20.
Adele has reached up to 1.6 million steams per hour crushing the newly released Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer.
According to Apple, “Hello” is #1 on the iTunes charts in 102 countries. The album is in the top 10 in 9 countries including the UK and US (despite it being a pre-order)
In an interview Adele made the comment that she was going to quit after the success of her last album, 21. She wanted to “go out on top”. Her statement made me think of Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED Talk.
“… And the peculiar thing is that I recently wrote this book, this memoir called “Eat, Pray, Love” which, decidedly unlike any of my previous books, went out in the world for some reason, and became this big, mega-sensation, international bestseller thing. The result of which is that everywhere I go now, people treat me like I’m doomed. Seriously — doomed, doomed! Like, they come up to me now, all worried, and they say, “Aren’t you afraid you’re never going to be able to top that? Aren’t you afraid you’re going to keep writing for your whole life and you’re never again going to create a book that anybody in the world cares about at all, ever again?”
Adele could have looked at the many accomplishments of 21 as doom for her subsequent album 25.
British music icon Adele has topped the record books with three new Guinness World Records™ as she is named the First female to have two singles and two albums in UK Top 5 simultaneously – a feat previously achieved by The Beatles in 1963 – and 21 is also the first album in UK chart history to reach sales of three million in a calendar year.
Adele’s 21 album also established new records for Most consecutive weeks with UK No.1 album (solo female) with 11 weeks at the top – smashing the record held by Madonna since 1991 with The Immaculate Collection – and the Most cumulative weeks with UK No.1 album (solo female) with 21 spending a total of 18 weeks at No.1 – stealing the record from Alanis Morissette and Shania Twain, who shared the title with 11 weeks at No.1.(http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2011/9/adele-scoops-triple-world-record-success-in-new-guinness-world-records)
With the current success of this single, the album will be well received. Adele has surpassed expectations. Even one of my neighbors was playing “Hello” in their car.