Chart Check: Adele & Justin Bieber Make History on Hot 100

Published: Wednesday 4th Nov 2015 by Rashad
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Adele has been the name on everyone’s lips for the last two weeks.

The diva’s colossal return, as reported here, saw her newest release ‘Hello’ say hello to new VEVO and digital sales records and, as a result, become the expected chart-champion for this week’s refreshed Hot 100.

Falling far from short of expectations, the tune ousted The Weeknd from his 6-week chart reign at the top by moving over 1 million in downloads across last week and selling nearly 4 times as much as its nearest competitor, Justin Bieber‘s ‘Sorry’ (which shifted an impressive 277,000k its first week).  Following at #2, ‘Sorry’s premiere on the charts marked the first time two non-U.S. acts debuted at #1 and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the same week (second time overall following the 2003 #1 and #2 debuts of Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard‘s inaugural singles).

And, while Adele’s debut adds some much needed estrogen to the tally’s upper dectet, it’s still very much a man’s world.  See what we mean below:

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  1. Elisa November 4, 2015

    Hello is boring and too many people jump on the bandwagon….. 🙁

    • Move On, people November 4, 2015

      I can’t listen to Adele whining and crying about a man throughout the whole album. Adele’s music is depressing.

    • Pat November 4, 2015

      Taylor who?

    • Factual Truth November 4, 2015

      Poor Riri, nobody wants to buy her music anymore. 3 flopped singles are the red flag that you should scrap this album totally.

      • Laqeesha November 4, 2015

        Gaga is next! They should make a move to Vegas before it is too late. Their time is up.

    • November 4, 2015

      Wow you’re even hating on Adele now? Yes I know it’s you that pressed Madonna Stan who always trolls Mariah Carey and Janet posts with various troll accounts.

  2. RFlop November 4, 2015

    Rihanna delays new album because of Adele….

    😆 😆 😆

    • ka November 4, 2015

      I don’t blame her, i would to she would be embarrassed with Adell possibly rocking a mill first week (shakes head disbelief) off a so what song 🙁

    • Yikes. November 4, 2015

      Riri needs to wait. Just like other peasants of pop. 🙁

  3. hmnnnnn November 4, 2015

    I’d illegally download both and use that money to buy myself some lunch, lol.

  4. Truth Coffee November 4, 2015

    There is no competition. Adele is going to blow everybody out of the water 2015-2016 including Christina, Rihanna and Gaga…

  5. ????Queen Molly???? November 4, 2015

    Justin and Adele are both killing the game along with the weeknd… Adele season will last till 2017 mark my words. Bye haters and race debaters ha.

    • Nothing but love November 4, 2015

      Lol smh. Such a flip flopping, band wagon, low self-esteem, bum b^*_#. Aren’t you the same one that said Adele was overrated. B^*”#, stop trying to fit in, and be yourself.

  6. No favs, just here for the music November 4, 2015

    I couldn’t pick a more exciting time to check up on the music scene again. I wonder is ’25’ will have longevity like ’21’ did

    • No favs, just here for the music November 4, 2015


  7. What now November 4, 2015

    Great 4 Adele. The other person named n this article does spark much interest 4 muah musically, but I’d f*** his little perky cheek ass tho. KIIIII Anyway, Forbes list just came out.
    1) Katy 135 million
    2) Taylor 80 million
    3) Fleetwood Mac 59.5 million
    4) Lady Gaga 59 million
    5) Beyoncè 54.5 million
    6) Britney 31 million
    7) JLO 28.5 million
    8) Miranda 28.5 million
    9) Mariah 27 million
    10) Rihanna 26 million

  8. King Stephy November 4, 2015

    Adele is slaying & the album ain’t even out yet.

    • ????Queen Molly???? November 4, 2015

      The Taylor, Rihanna, and ????Jasmine Sullivan ???? fans are so bothered by her kii. Adele slaying their talentless local bitchhh ass favs and im living for it.kiii

      • Ok November 4, 2015

        Lol you have some nerves calling other artist local when ciara’s highest selling album sold 5 million worldwide and all together with all of her flo albums she sold a combined sells of 7 million worldwide (and dont bring up that 23 million records sold b******* because she havent sold that much considering alot of her singles fail to chart worldwide)

  9. Kitty Puurrzz November 4, 2015

    2 white folks singing R&B music & slaying the actual black artists that created the music.

    • Ok November 4, 2015

      Arent you a monica hood rat stan? Lmaooo your one trick pony fave been flopping post 1998 so i dont know why your here

    • thando November 5, 2015

      What is it about white people being motivated to buy music from other white people that prevents black people from doing the same with black artists? How sure are you that the people buying Adele’s music aren’t a multiracial fan base or market? Is it fair to reduce Adele’s palpable talent to “white folks who sing RnB”? Also, is it wrong or immoral for white artists to sing a genre which is predominantly not for white people? Finally, (assuming you are black) do you actually/usually BUY music made/performed by Black artists or do you pirate it?

  10. Gee November 4, 2015

    Congratulations to Adele

  11. Gaga’s Monstah November 4, 2015

    Pigdele is so boring.

    • Ok November 4, 2015

      The general public said the samething when art hérpes was released in 2013

    • Yawn November 4, 2015

      jazz album is more boring. so?

  12. Ok November 4, 2015

    Everything in the top 20 is trash esepcially that fat sloppy polar bear looking pig adele

  13. lalalalala November 4, 2015

    Rihanna must be feeling stupid for releasing those 3 dust-collecting singles. 🙁

  14. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans November 5, 2015

    “Sorry” is my jam, but I just can’t with how no black women were in the promo video. It has me feeling some type of way. I feel the same for Drake’s “Hotline Bling”.

  15. JOHNVIDAL November 5, 2015

    Damn it thank you ADELE!
    She already blocked the first pure crap-like song/artist with her new era. Thank you girl. Counting on her to block whatever crap is released by Ariana, Rihanna and the likes in upcoming weeks/months.
    Now the only thing we need is some more like her, like it used to be when music industry was alive.

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