It’s official: Adele’s comeback single “Hello” is a record-setter in the U.K.
The song notched-up combined first-week sales of 333,000, a “staggering” performance, notes the Official Charts Company, which makes it the biggest No. 1 single in three years, since James Arthur’s X Factor winner’s single “Impossible” shifted 490,000 units in December 2012.
The opening figure comprises 259,000 downloads plus a whopping 7.32 million streams. “Hello” hasn’t just broken the old streaming mark; it hammered it by almost double. Until now, the record was held by Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean,” with 3.87 million plays achieved in a week last month.