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: