After conquering the Billboard Hot 100 with her No. 1 single “Hello,” Adele is gearing up for another possible chart takeover with her second 25 single: “When We Were Young.”
“Young” -- which was confirmed as 25’s second single in December -- was released to streaming services on Feb. 5 for the first time (including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and Prime Music). It’s accompanied by single artwork that features a photograph of a very young Adele.
The streaming release sent the booming ballad back to No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart, its sixth different day reaching the chart’s summit since first landing there on Nov. 16, and its first trip to the top since Jan. 12.
The Trending 140 chart measures the acceleration of conversation around artists and their music, while the Emerging Artists chart measures the volume of tweets around new artists and their songs.
Besides “Hello” and “Young,” the remainder of 25 is unavailable on any streaming platform.
The streaming onset will impact “Young” on the Hot 100 and Streaming Songs charts for the charts dated Feb. 27, with those charts posting on Billboard.com on Feb. 17.
Adele has already offered several live performances of “When We Were Young." She posted a rendition of “Young” -- recorded at The Church Studios in London -- to her YouTube channel on Nov. 11, and has also sung the track on NBC's Adele Live in New York City (Dec. 14) and Saturday Night Live (Nov. 21).