Let’s face it: Adele-mania is still very much running rampant.
While most artists see a severe decline in sales after a massive premiere week, reports have it her hit, ‘Hello,’ was greeted by news of 635,000 units moved its second week. With this the powerhouse diva now occupies the number 1 and number 3 spots in history books for ‘most singles sold in a week.’
Yet, while Adele is definitely the one to watch this season, the focus isn’t entirely on her as fellow powerhouse, Ariana Grande, is posting mega-numbers in her own right. ‘Focus,’ the lead single from her forthcoming LP ‘Moonlight,’ is shining with an impressive top 10 debut on the wings of 113,000 sold and strong streaming numbers. The tune’s chart placement gives her the distinct honor of being the first artist in history to debut in the top 10 on the Hot 100 with singles from his or her first three albums.
Nice going Ari and Addy! Joined by Meghan Trainor and Taylor Swift, the ladies put some much needed estrogen back into the Hot 100’s top 10. See last week’s updated chart below: