With nearly two months of pure chart domination to her credit it appears at this point Adele‘s only competition is herself. And, as recent reports suggest, she’s even winning there too!
Indeed, by saying hello to her 9th week atop the Billboard Hot 100 she’s also notched a new career milestone. Besting her previous longest run, ‘Rolling in the Deep,’ by two weeks, Addy was also greeted with news ‘Hello’ boasts one of the longest consecutive reigns ever on the Hot 100’s summit by a song that debuted there.
According to Billboard, only 3 songs separate her from the top spot on that historic tally:
16 weeks, “One Sweet Day,” Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, 1995-96
14 weeks, “Candle in the Wind” / “Something About the Way You Look Tonight,” Elton John, 1997-98
11 weeks, “I’ll Be Missing You,” Puff Daddy & Faith Evans feat. 112, 1997
9 weeks, “Hello,” Adele, 2015
This means, with her 9 weeks in tow, she already vaunts claim to the longest consecutive run at the top by a #1-debuting song by a solo female. But, only time will tell if she’ll snatch the overall title from Billboard queen, Mariah Carey‘s, legendary hands.
Until then, get the rest of this week’s Hot 100 chart check below:
Billboard Hot 100 This Week
As seen above, Carey, like Adele, also learned of a career best achievement this week. Her timeless holiday classic, ‘All I Want For Christmas (Is You),‘ reached its Hot 100 peak over 21 years after its debut.