Adele's 'Hello' Crowns Adult Alternative Songs Chart
The singer conquers another Billboard chart, as 'Hello' tops its first radio airplay tally.
Adele's "Hello" has added yet another chart honor.
The lead single from Adele's third studio album, 25 (due Nov. 20), is her third Adult Alternative Songs No. 1, following "Rolling in the Deep" (14 weeks) and "Rumour Has It" (one), both in 2011 and from her last studio set, 21.
Thanks almost exclusively to its strength at adult alternative (which includes such reporting stations as WFUV New York and KCSN Los Angeles), "Hello" lifts 30-27 on Rock Airplay, up by 11 percent to 3 million in rock radio audience, according to Nielsen Music. (Rock Airplay encompasses alternative, adult alternative and mainstream rock play. Unlike "Hello," at least so far, three 21 tracks hit Alternative Songs, led by "Rolling in the Deep," which reached, fittingly, No. 21 on the list.)
"Hello" spends its second week atop the Hot 100, Digital Songs and Streaming Songs charts, selling 635,000 U.S. downloads in its second week after debuting with a record 1.11 million and drawing 47.4 million U.S. streams. On the all-format Radio Songs chart, it surges 9-6, up by 46 percent 106 million in all-genre listenership.