Adele’s “Hello” Has Already Sold 750,000 Downloads, Breaks First-Day Sales, VEVO & Streaming Records

Pop Perspective: Adele's "Hello" Reviewed
All four Idolator editors rate and review Adele's massive comeback single "Hello."

Expectations were obviously sky-high for Adele’s comeback, but the Brit has already exceeded them with new single “Hello.” According to Hits Daily Double, the mental health-ruining ballad has sold more than 750,000 downloads since dropping on Friday (October 23). That’s enough to eclipse the existing first-week sales tally (Flo Rida’s “Right Round” sold 636,000 in 2009) and puts her on track to break the magic million mark.

That’s impressive enough, but there’s more! “Hello” also broke the first-day sales (it was downloaded 400,000 times) and first-day VEVO records. The sepia-tinged visual was watched 27+ million in the first 24 hours, which obliterates the record Taylor Swift set with “Bad Blood” in May (it racked up 20.1 million views). Oh, and Adele also made streaming history. The lead single from 25 was played 2.3 million times on its first day. Bow down.

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