Adele, Ariana Grande Round Out Billboard’s Hot 100
Adele’s comeback continues to send artists everywhere into panic-mode as her current single “Hello” further decimated yet another record.
According to Billboard, the single has sold another 635,000 copies this week, which makes it the third-best digital sales week in history. Even more impressive is that number marks a 43% decline in sales following its initial week, when the track moved a monumental 1.11 million copies -- making “Hello" the very first song to ever sell over one million copies in a single week. Further, the track's second-week sales make it the highest non-debut-week for a download in history.
And while Flo Rida’s “Right Round” still maintains the second-best digital sales week, it only just manages with 1,000 more sales, having moved 636,000 copies.
Ariana Grande’s new single, the Jamie Foxx-assisted “Focus,” is also faring well, landing at the No. 7 spot on the Hot 100 chart. The song is the lead single off Grande’s upcoming album Moonlight and marks her sixth Hot 100 Top 10.
Meanwhile, Meghan Trainor’s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” which features guest-vocals from John Legend, entered into the Top 10, earning the singer her third song to place within the Hot 100 Top 10.
Are you one of the 635,000 slackers who waited at least seven full days to purchase "Hello"? Did you go for "Focus" instead? Neither? Do you prefer to stream your music? Let us know!
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