Adele's '25' Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart
"Hello" is the first single from Adele's third studio album, 25, released on XL/Columbia Records, which scores a historic second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. As reported Dec. 5, the set earned 1.16 million equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Dec. 3, according to Nielsen Music. Of that figure, 1.11 million were in pure album sales. After opening with a record 3.48 million (3.38 from pure sales), 25 is the first album to sell at least 1 million copies in two separate weeks since Nielsen began tracking sales in 1991.
"Hello" tops Streaming Songs for a sixth week with 27.5 million U.S. streams, down 23 percent. It also rebounds 2-1 for a fifth week atop Digital Songs (233,000 sold). The song has sold 2.9 million in its first six weeks.
"Hello" is the most-heard song on U.S. radio for a fourth week, leading Radio Songs with 166 million all-format audience impressions (essentially even from last week). The ballad logs a fourth week atop Adult Contemporary; a third week each in charge of Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs; and a second week at No. 1 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (thanks to a host of remixes). Notably, 25 track "When We Were Young" debuts on at No. 34 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart; no official second radio single has yet been chosen from the album, according to Columbia. (On the Hot 100, "Young" falls 22-69 in its second week.)
Beneath "Hello" on the Hot 100, Justin Bieber's "Sorry" holds at its No. 2 peak after debuting at No. 2 five weeks ago. "Sorry" slips 1-2 on Digital Songs (117,000, down 34 percent; it and many other songs performed on the American Music Awards Nov. 22 drop in sales this week after registering gains the prior frame); keeps at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (26 million, down 10 percent); and zooms 9-3 on Radio Songs (111 million, up 21 percent), adding the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award for a second week. "Sorry" leads the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart for a third week with 10.8 million on-demand streams (down 15 percent).
"Sorry" is the second single from Bieber's album Purpose, which bowed atop the Billboard 200 two weeks ago. Lead single "What Do You Mean?" holds at No. 4 on the Hot 100 after debuting as his first No. 1 on the Sept. 19 chart, while the set's "Love Yourself" stays at No. 7 after debuting at No. 4 two weeks ago. "Love Yourself" is Purpose's official third radio single and starts on Pop Songs at No. 39. (Bieber co-wrote the song with Ed Sheeran, as well as Benjamin Levin, the latter of whom also co-wrote Gomez's new top 10; for more on her latest hit, read on …)
In between Bieber's top two hits this week, Drake's "Hotline Bling" remains at No. 3 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 2. It notches a sixth week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and rules Hot Rap Songs for an 11th week.
The Weeknd's former six-week No. 1 "The Hills" is stationary at No. 5 on the Hot 100. As noted in yesterday's Ask Billboard mailbag, he has been a top 10 mainstay this year, having now ranked in the tier with at least one song for 42 consecutive weeks. Where does that rank historically? The Weeknd is now tied for the third-longest streak ever of consecutive weeks in the Hot 100's top 10:
69 weeks, Katy Perry, 2010-11
48 weeks, Ace of Base, 1993-94
42 weeks, The Weeknd, 2015
42 weeks, Santana, 1999-2000
42 weeks, Mariah Carey, 1995-96
Perhaps The Weeknd's latest single will play a part in his top 10 string: "In the Night" enters the Hot 100's top 40 (54-37). (Meanwhile, Fetty Wap ends his 38-week streak in the top 10, as "679," featuring Remy Boyz, drops 9-11.)
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Shawn Mendes' "Stitches" stays at No. 6 on the Hot 100, after peaking at No. 4. Below Bieber's "Love Yourself" at No. 7, Alessia Cara's debut hit "Here" rises 10-8, hitting a new high. (As also covered in the latest Ask Billboard, Canadians continue to control the chart with seven songs in the top 10 for a third week. It's not a record for one country, though; find out the details here.) At No. 9 on the Hot 100, Meghan Trainor's "Like I'm Gonna Lose You," featuring John Legend, backtracks to No. 9 from its No. 8 peak.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Gomez's "Same Old Love" lifts 11-10. She scores her fourth top 10, following "Come & Get It" (No. 6, 2013), "The Heart Wants What It Wants" (No. 6, 2014) and "Good for You," featuring A$AP Rocky (No. 5, October). With "Same" and "Good" both from Revival, the album (which debuted atop the Oct. 31 Billboard 200) is her first to produce multiple Hot 100 top 10s.
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Says Billboard's 2015 Chart Topper award-winner of the set, "This was the first time I was able to really trust myself and go with my gut."
"Same" keeps at No. 7 on Digital Songs (55,000, down 32 percent; like "Sorry," the song slides in sales after its post-AMAs bump last week); hits the top 10 on Radio Songs (11-10; 83 million, up 9 percent); and bounds 25-16 on Streaming Songs (7.3 million, up 8 percent).
Among action outside the Hot 100's top 10, Ellie Goulding's "On My Mind" rises to a new best rank (15-13); Demi Lovato leaps 28-21 with "Confident"; and Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" dashes back onto the chart at No. 26 (while leading the Holiday 100 chart).
Find out more noteworthy news throughout the Hot 100 in the weekly "Hot 100 Chart Moves" column to post later this week. Visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Dec. 8), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh, as they do each Tuesday. Then, Billboard's 2015 year-end charts will post Wednesday (Dec. 9). The Hot 100 and numerous 2015 tallies will also appear in the year-end issue of Billboard magazine, on sale Friday (Dec. 11).