Hello, it's me, Adele, coming to smash a few more records!
Last week, the UK crooner took the world by a storm with the release of her newest power ballad "Hello." The single signifies a new era for Adele, as the "Rolling In the Deep" chanteuse prepares to release her album 25 in November. A new era brings new records to shatter, and "Hello" has already broken several!
In 24 hours, Adele's "Hello" beat out Taylor Swift's blood feud battles in the "Bad Blood" visual as Vevo's most-viewed in one day. Now Adele has broken yet another Vevo record, this time beating out Miley Cyrus's sledgehammer-licking antics in her "Wrecking Ball" video! Where it took Miley's video six days to rack up 100 million views, it only took Adele five.
In the week since its release, "Hello" has received nearly 150 million views, and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down. YouTube estimates that Adele's dramatic masterpiece is set to achieve the biggest debut in 2015. In its first two days of release, the visual was watched approximately one million times an hour, with highs of more than 1.6 million views.
Basically, a lot of people wanted to watch Adele's triumphant return to the scene after a three-year break.
"Hello" was even more popular than the hugely anticipated preview for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, which only received 1.2 million views per hour at its peak.
Rumors are already circulating that Adele's 25 could have a record-breaking first week of its own. Industry experts are estimating that the album could sell as many as 1.5 to 1.7 million copies, placing a long-standing record held by Britney Spears in danger. For 15 years, Spears' sophomore effort Oops!... I Did It Again has held the record for the highest debut-week album sales by a solo artist, holding out against large releases from the likes of Taylor Swift, though just barely.
It looks like she may be handing over the record to her new friend Adele, though...
Peep Adele's record-breaking "Hello" visual one more time below for good measure!