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Another week, two more airplay charts that Adele's "Hello" has conquered.
"Hello" jumps 4-1 on Billboard's mainstream top 40-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart and 3-1 on Adult Pop Songs. At just five weeks, the single ties Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar (July 4), for the quickest flight to No. 1 on Pop Songs in the past 20 years.
Meanwhile, the ascent of "Hello" on Adult Pop Songs is historic: its five-week rise to the summit is the fastest in the chart's nearly 20-year archives, besting the six-week sprints of Swift's "Shake It Off" (2014) and Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me" (1996).
Adele scores her third Pop Songs No. 1, having previously led with "Rolling in the Deep" (five weeks on top in 2011) and "Set Fire to the Rain" (four, 2012), from her prior album, 21, which was just honored as the Billboard 200's No. 1 album of all time. On Adult Pop Songs, Adele lands her fourth No. 1, following "Deep" (13 weeks), "Someone Like You" (nine) and "Fire" (four).
"Hello" also rules Adult Alternative Songs for a third week and Adult Contemporary for a second frame.
Adele's '25' Set to Break One-Week U.S. Album Sales Record; Sold Over 900K at iTunes First Day
The ballad is the first single from Adele's third studio album, 25, released Friday (Nov. 20) on XL/Columbia Records. The LP is headed toward a record-breaking week of sales in its debut frame.
Check back later today to see if "Hello" scores a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100. All charts will update tomorrow (Nov. 24) on Billboard.com.
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