Adele’s Epic First Performance of “Hello” – Watch

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Oh Adele how we’ve missed thee. Let us count the ways! Now that you’re back and you’ve graced the world with your new single “Hello,” we have a lot to look forward to!

“Hello” has already broken 8 records, including doubling the record for first week digital sales with 1.1 million! Other records that were broken include

  1. Biggest one-week sales by a female artist in the U.S. (previously held by Taylor Swift‘s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” with 623k copies).
  2. Biggest sales week for a song in 2015 (previously held by “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifia ft Charlie Puth with 464k).
  3. It broke Adele’s previous first week sales in the U.S. by 4x (best week previously was for her song “Skyfall” in 2012 which one the singer an Oscar and a Grammy with 261k copies).
  4. “Hello” debuted as No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, making Adele the second English artist to accomplish this, after Elton John.
  5. It’s Adele’s fourth No.1
  6. “Hello” broke the 24 hour Vevo record with 27 million views (previously held by Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” with 20.1 million views).
  7. “Hello” set a new single-day streaming record in the U.S. with 2.3 million streams (previously held by One Direction‘s “Drag Me Down” with 1.8 million).
  8. “Hello” reached No. 1 in Adele’s home country- The United Kingdom, her second song to do so.

It’s interesting to note that Lionel Richie‘s song “Hello” also reached No. 1 in the U.S. and the U.K.

BBC One is airing a special later this month which will include the first ever live performance of “Hello.” You can watch a clip of the performance below!

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