Skip to main content

Adele’s ‘Hello’ Hits No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks

"Hello" greets the summit on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart stepping 2-1 in its sixth week. The ascent coincides with the record-breaking sales debut of 25.

Adele’s hit “Hello” greets the summit on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Dec. 12, stepping 2-1 in its sixth week. The British songstress’ ascent coincides with the chart debut of her third album, 25, which enters atop the Billboard 200 with record-breaking sales. Two additional 25 cuts arrive this week: “Water Under the Bridge” (No. 19) and “Million Years Ago” (No. 47), which Adele performed on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Nov. 23) and Today (Nov. 25), respectively.


“When We Were Young,” which blasted to a No. 4 debut on the Dec. 5-dated chart, slides to No. 14 in its second frame. Buzz for 25 sparked 200,000 Twitter mentions for the singer in the week ending Nov. 29, according to Next Big Sound. Social activity and the enormous 25 sales blast Adele 3-1 to crown the Billboard Artist 100 chart.

Meanwhile, Who Is Fancy bows at No. 14 with “Boys Like You,” which features pop princesses Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor. The song also darts 5-1 to collect its first frame leading the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists survey. Grande gains her second No. 1 on the Emerging list, after she helped Cashmere Cat crawl to the top with “Adore” the week of March 21. Trainor, meanwhile, collects her first No. 1 there after teaming with Charlie Puth on his No. 2 –peaking “Marvin Gaye.”

“Boys” breaks out after the release of its animated poolside music video premiered on Nov. 22, and a Nov. 23 performance of the track on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars (with Grande and Trainor). The music video has collected more than 2.3 million global views on YouTube through Dec. 3. 

Also, M.I.A. returns with “Borders,” which clinches a No. 24 entry. The politically aware track highlights the ongoing refugee crisis, and its video — which the rapper directed — shows solidarity with their situation amid depictions of migrations by land and sea. The single is expected on M.I.A.’s upcoming fifth album, Matahdatah.