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Adele’s smash-hit comeback single, “Hello,” just keeps getting bigger.
In a mere five days, “Hello” has crossed 100 million views on YouTube, “a milestone it takes most major music videos months to achieve,” according to a statement from YouTube.
“Hello” reached the 100 million mark faster than any other song in 2015. In fact, it reached the 100 million mark faster than every other video in history, with one exception — Psy’s “Gentleman,” which reached 100 million YouTube views in just four days in 2013.
Adele’s achievement comes the same day that Billboard revealed that “Hello” is set to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 next week.
As for its parent album, 25 is a lock to sell 1 million in its first week after dropping Nov. 20. As detailed in Billboard‘s current issue, industry projections put first-week sales for 25 anywhere between 1.3 million and 1.8 million, which means Adele likely will best Taylor Swift’s 1.29 million first-week sales for 1989 last year. Additionally, Adele could take the crown for biggest debut week for a female in the Nielsen era (1991-present) — currently, Britney Spears’ Oops!…I Did It Again holds that record, with 1.32 million albums sold in May 2000.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.
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