Adele back at top of the charts with high-selling Hello
Published 30/10/2015 | 18:06
Adele's comeback single Hello has become the highest-selling number one song in three years.
The track brought in combined sales of 333,000 in its opening week, the largest since X Factor winner James Arthur's track Impossible in December 2012 which sold 490,000.
The figure is made up of 259,000 downloads, plus a record-breaking 7.32 million streams, smashing Justin Bieber's previous record of 3.87 million in a week last month for What Do You Mean?
She has now broken two Vevo records with the new single too: the most views in 24 hours, with 27 million, and the fastest to reach Vevo "certified" status. It delivered 100 million views in just five days, beating Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball's six day certification record.
Hello, the lead track from upcoming album 25, is the first new music Adele has released in three years and marks her second number one after 2011's Some Like You.
Justin Bieber opened in second place with new song Sorry, while Drake's Hotline Bling rose one place to three and pushed The Weekend's The Hills down to five.
With the release of James Bond film Spectre on Monday, Sam Smith's theme tune Writing's On The Wall rebounds seven places to number four.
In the albums chart, Australian pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer have secured the top spot for the first time with their second studio album, Sounds Good Feels Good.
Canadian singer Bryan Adams has scored his highest charting album in the UK in 15 years with Get Up at number two.
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has earned his 10th UK Top 10 with Cinema at three, while Beautiful South's Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott's album Wisdom, Laughter and Lines claims fourth place.
Strictly Come Dancing star Daniel O'Donnell croons his way into the end of the top five with The Hank Williams Songbook, his 16th Top 10 album.