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Adele’s “Easy on Me” claiming top spot on ‘Billboard’ Hot 100

Adele holds the No. 1 spot on the Billboard album chart for a third time this week with “30,” with no major new releases to challenge it.

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Looks like the holidays are still no match for Adele’s powerhouse single “Easy on Me.” Although Christmas is officially less than two weeks away, people still can’t get enough of the heartbreak anthem.

 

Adele’s “Easy on Me”

“Easy on Me” fended off Mariah Carey’s holiday banger “All I Want for Christmas Is You” from reaching the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and now claims its seventh week at number one. The track was streamed over 20.7 million times and sold more than 9,200 copies over the past week, allowing it to beat out Mariah’s RIAA Diamond-certified smash.

While outpacing the popular Christmas song so close to the holidays is no easy feat, Adele has also broken several impressive records. She is now the only artist in history to have a single from three consecutive albums top the Hot 100 for seven or more weeks.

Aside from “Easy on Me” from her new record 30, “Hello” from her 25 album and 21‘s “Rolling in the Deep” topped the Hot 100 for multiple weeks.

In addition, Adele is the sixth artist in history to send three singles to the top of the Hot 100 for seven or more weeks - sharing the honor with Drake, Mariah, Rihanna, Beyoncé and Boyz II Men.

It is unknown if "Easy on Me" can continue its number-one streak next week. With the holidays fast approaching, Adele could be swept away by the tidal wave of Christmas songs that are quickly filling the chart.

While Mariah is in second place, in third is Brenda Lee‘s 1958 classic “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” Burl Ives' 'A Holly Jolly Christmas,' Bobby Helms' 'Jingle Bell Rock' and Andy Williams' 'It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year' also have all climbed into the top 10.

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Her first album in six years, “30” had the equivalent of 193,000 sales in the United States Billboard’s tracking arm. That included 58 million streams and 149,000 copies sold as a complete package. “30” has now sold more than one million copies as a full album, the first release to do so since Taylor Swift’s “Evermore” a little over a year ago — though Adele’s last LP, “25,” sold nearly 3.4 million in its first week out in 2015, when Adele withheld the complete album from streaming services.

Also this week, Swift’s “Red (Taylor’s Version)” holds at No. 2. Polo G’s “Hall of Fame,” which opened at No. 1 back in June, jumped 66 spots to No. 3 thanks to a new version with extra tracks. Michael Bublé’s “Christmas,” a seasonal hit each year since its release a decade ago, is No. 4, and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour” is No. 5.

 

Biography

Adele is a British singer-songwriter who has sold millions of albums worldwide and won a total of 15 Grammys as well as an Oscar. Adele’s first two albums, 19 and 21, earned her critical praise and a level of commercial success unsurpassed among her peers. After becoming a mom in 2012, Adele returned to the charts with the ballad "Hello" in 2015, the lead single from what was dubbed her comeback album 25. In 2017, she won five Grammys for her work on 25, including album, record and song of the year.

 

Early Life, Education and Influences

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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on May 5, 1988, in North London, England. Adele was the only child of Penny Adkins, an "arty mom" who was just 18 at the time of her birth, and a Welsh father, Mark Evans, who left the family when Adele was only four years old.

Evans remained in contact with his daughter up until her teen years, when his problems with alcohol and increasing estrangement from his daughter caused their relationship to deteriorate. By contrast, Adele grew close to her mom, who encouraged her young daughter "to explore, and not to stick with one thing."

Early on, Adele developed a passion for music. She gravitated toward the songs of Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and Destiny's Child. But her true, eye-opening moment came when she was 15 and she happened upon a collection of Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald records at a local shop.

“There was no musical heritage in our family,” Adele told The Telegraph in a 2008 interview. "Chart music was all I ever knew. So when I listened to the Ettas and the Ellas, it sounds so cheesy, but it was like an awakening. I was like, oh, right, some people have proper longevity and are legends. I was so inspired that as a 15-year-old I was listening to music that had been made in the '40s."

While clearly bright, Adele wasn't oriented towards traditional classroom settings. Instead, her mother enrolled her in the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology, which counts Amy Winehouse as an alum.

While at school, Adele cut a three-track demo for a class project that was eventually posted on her MySpace page. When executives at XL Recordings heard the tracks, they contacted the singer and, in November 2006, just four months after Adele had graduated school, signed her to a record deal.

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