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Adele scores the biggest No.1 in three years

PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:36 am
by dutchman
It's official: Adele has scored the biggest UK number one single in three years.

The singer's highly-anticipated comeback track 'Hello' has scored whopping combined sales of 333,000 in its opening week, becoming her second chart-topping single.

That means Adele now has the biggest single since, erm, James Arthur's X Factor winner's single 'Impossible' (which managed to snag 490,000 sales back in 2012).

Adele can also boast the second biggest No.1 of the millennium if you exclude X Factor/Pop Idol winners' singles, major charity campaign records and Christmas number ones (the biggest is Shaggy's 2001 banger 'It Wasn't Me').

Meanwhile Justin Bieber is forced to settle for number two with his new single 'Sorry', which has accrued an impressive 102,000 combined sales in its opening week.

The singer has also beaten his own streaming record, racking up 4.48 million streams - but Adele has already taken that record from him with an impressive 7.32 million streams.

Elsewhere Drake swoops in to claim number three with 'Hotline Bling', while Sam Smith's Bond theme 'Writing's On The Wall' climbs seven places to four and The Weeknd's 'The Hills' completes the Top 5.

MNEK and Zara Larsson's 'Never Forget You' is at 11, Macklemore hops two places to 14 with 'Downtown' and Little Mix's 'Love Me Like You' climbs four places to 28.