Adele?s new ?25? album hasn?t even been released yet but it?s already breaking records ? which is hardly a surprise considering that fans have been waiting for her comeback for years.
Adele’s debut single “Hello” tops the?Billboard Hot 100?(dated November 14), setting a record for the most U.S. downloads sold in a week at a staggering 1.11 million, making it the first song ever to sell at least 1 million downloads in a week ending October 29.
There has been nothing but rave reviews for the song and the music video, which made fans wonder why the singer was using an obsolete flip phone instead of a flashier gadget in the Xavier Dolan directed vid.
?Hello? becomes Adele’s fourth Hot 100 No. 1 following her “Rolling in the Deep”, “Someone Like You” and “Set Fire to the Rain” from her studio album ?21.? “Hello” is also Adele’s fourth No. 1 on Digital Songs, following the aforementioned hits.
The British singer appears on the latest cover of Rolling Stone, looking fresh without make-up as if she just stepped out of the shower, something very far from her usual glammed up look.
?People think I?hate?being famous,” she says in her Rolling Stone interview. “And I don’t. I’m really?frightened?of it. I think it’s really toxic, and I think it’s really easy to be dragged into it.”
She also reveals that one of her main inspirations for 25 is Madonna’s?Ray of Light. “You know what I found so amazing about that record? That’s the record Madonna wrote after having her first child, and for me, it’s her best. I was so all over the place after having a child, just because my chemicals were just hitting the f**king roof and sh*t like that.”
“I was just drifting away, and I couldn’t find that many examples for myself where I was like, ‘F**k, they truly came back to themselves,’ until someone was like, ‘Well, obviously,?Ray of Light.'”
She was particularly captivated by the song “Frozen.” “I took that song as ‘I’ve gotten my confidence to come and do me again,’?” she remarked.