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The Reign of Adele Has Begun: Say Hello to Adele’s New Single!

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After conquering the world four years ago with her record-breaking album ‘21Adele is here to do it again. Early last week Adele teased a new song during the promotional run of on the season of ‘X Factor‘. Today, the aforementioned track titled ‘Hello‘ has sent to pop and adult contemporary radio. The track features Adele’s famous power-house vocals, however the vibe of the track is very different than any of her past work, she more self-reflective, and there’s a new eerie vibe all-together.  Not only did the star send the track to radio, it’s also been released digitally and has a brand new video — check it out below!

Yesterday the star announced the release date for Hello‘s parent album. 25, is the name of the new record, and it’s headed for a worldwide release on November 20th.

Adele’s Reps shared the tracklist with Billboard, which you can find below.

1. Hello
2. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
3. I Miss You
4. When We Were Young
5. Remedy
6. Water Under The Bridge
7. River Lea
8. Love In The Dark
9. Million Years Ago
10. All I Ask
11. Sweetest Devotion

When asked how ‘25‘ would differ from her previous album ‘21‘ she responded in an online letter saying, “My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up record. I’m making up with myself. I’m making up for lost time.” The lead single ‘Hello’ both lyrically and sonic-ally lives up to this statement.

In honor of ‘25‘, lets look back at the accolades the star racked up with her last albums ‘21

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21‘ debuted at No. 1 with 352,000 copies sold. The album went on to spend 24 non-consective weeks atop the Billboard Top 200 — which is more weeks than any female artist has occupied the top spot with one album.

The album went on to sell 11.2M units in the U.S., and was the best-selling album of both 2011 and 2012 — becoming the only album outside of Michael Jackson‘s Thriller to be the best-selling album for two calendar years.

21‘s success wasn’t only in the U.S., the record went on to sell 30M units worldwide — becoming one of the best selling albums in both the US and Worldwide.

Not only did ‘21‘ as an album do well, it spawned quite a few hit singles as well. ‘21‘ generated three consecutive No. 1 hits. Of all its singles ‘Rolling in the Deep‘ had the longest run at No.1, it occupied the top spot on The Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks. The second single ‘Someone Like You‘ spent five weeks at No. 1, and the album’s last No.1 single ‘Set Fire to the Rain‘ spent two weeks in the top spot.

2014 GRAMMY Winners

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Take a look at some of the top winners below:

Record of the year
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers — WINNER
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked out of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell

Album of the year
“The Blessed Unrest” — Sara Bareilles
“Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk — WINNER
“Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” — Kendrick Lamar
“The Heist” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“Red” — Taylor Swift

Song of the year

“Just Give Me a Reason” — P!nk featuring Nate Ruess
“Locked Out of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Roar” — Katy Perry
“Royals” — Lorde — WINNER
“Same Love” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best new artist
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best pop solo performance
Sara Bareilles — “Brave”
Lorde — “Royals” — WINNER
Bruno Mars — “When I Was Your Man”
Katy Perry — “Roar”
Justin Timberlake — “Mirrors”

Best pop duo/group performance
Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers — “Get Lucky” — WINNER
P!nk featuring Nate Ruess — “Just Give Me a Reason”
Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko — “Stay”
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell — “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake and Jay Z — “Suit & Tie”

Best pop instrumental album
Herb Alpert — “Steppin’ Out” — WINNER
Boney James — “The Beat”
Earl Klugh — “Handpicked”
Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair and Richard Elliot — “Summer Horns”
Jeff Lorber Fusion — “Hacienda”

Best pop vocal album
Lana Del Rey — “Paradise”
Lorde — “Pure Heroine”
Bruno Mars — “Unorthodox Jukebox” — WINNER
Robin Thicke — “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake — “The 20/20 Experience — The Complete Experience”

Best dance recording
“Need U (100%)” — Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E & MNEK
“Sweet Nothing” — Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
“Atmosphere” — Kaskade
“The is What it Feels Like” — Armin Van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie
“Clarity” — Zedd featuring Foxes — WINNER

Best dance/electronica album
“Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk — WINNER
“Settle” — Disclosure
“18 Months” — Calvin Harris
“Atmosphere” — Kaskade
“A Color Map of the Sun” — Pretty Lights

Best traditional pop vocal album
“Viva Duets” — Tony Bennett and various artists
“To Be Loved” — Michael Bublé — WINNER
“The Standards” — Gloria Estefan
“Cee Lo’s Magic Moment” — Cee Lo Green
“Now” — Dionne Warwick

Best rock performance
Alabama Shakes — “Always Alright”
David Bowie — “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”
Imagine Dragons — “Radioactive” — WINNER
Led Zeppelin — “Kashmir”
Queens of the Stone Age — “My God is the Sun”
Jack White — “I’m Shakin’ “

Best metal performances
Anthrax — “T.N.T.”
Black Sabbath — “God is Dead?” — WINNER
Dream Theater — “The Enemy Inside”
Killswitch Engage — “In Due Time”
Volbeat featuring King Diamond — “Room 24”

Best rock song
“Ain’t Messin’ ‘Round” — Gary Clark Jr.
“Cut Me Some Slack” — Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear — WINNER
“Doom and Gloom” — The Rolling Stones
“God Is Dead?” — Black Sabbath
“Panic Station” — Muse

Best rock album
Black Sabbath — “13”
David Bowie — “The Next Day”
Kings of Leon — “Mechanical Bull”
Led Zeppelin — “Celebration Day” — WINNER
Queens of the Stone Age — “… Like Clockwork”
Neil Young with Crazy Horse — “Psychedelic Pill”

Best alternative music album
Neko Case — “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You”
The National — “Trouble Will Find Me”
Nine Inch Nails — “Hesitation Marks”
Tame Impala — “Lonerism”
Vampire Weekend — “Modern Vampires of the City” — WINNER

Best R&B performance
Tamar Braxton — “Love and War”
Anthony Hamilton — “Best of Me”
Hiatus Kaiytoe featuring Q-Tip — “Nakamarra”
Miguel featuring Kendrick Lamar — “How Many Drinks?”
Snarky Puppy with Lala Hathaway — “Something” — WINNER

Best traditional R&B performance
Gary Clark Jr. — “Please Come Home” — WINNER
Fantasia — “Get It Right”
Maysa — “Quiet Fire”
Gregory Porter — “Hey Laura”
Ryan Shaw — “Yesterday”

Best R&B song
“Best of Me” — Anthony Hamilton
“Love and War” — Tamar Braxton
“Only One” — PJ Morton featuring Stevie Wonder
“Pusher Love Girl” — Justin Timberlake — WINNER
“Without Me” — Fantasia featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott

Best urban contemporary album
Tamar Braxton — “Love and War”
Fantasia — “Side Effects of You”
Salaam Remi — “One: In the Chamber”
Rihanna — “Unapologetic” — WINNER
Mack Wilds — “New York: A Love Story”

Best R&B album
Faith Evans — “R&B Divas”
Alicia Keys — “Girl on Fire” — WINNER
John Legend — “Love in the Future”
Chrisette Michele — “Better”
TGT — “Three Kings”

Best rap performance
Drake — “Started From the Bottom”
Eminem — “Berserk”
Jay Z — “Tom Ford”
Kendrick Lamar — “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz — “Thrift Shop” — WINNER

Best rap/sung collaboration
J. Cole featuring Miguel — “Power Trip”
Jay Z featuring Beyoncé — “Part II (On the Run)”
Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake — “Holy Grail” — WINNER
Kendrick Lamar featuring Mary J. Blige — “Now or Never”
Wiz Khalifa featuring the Weeknd — “Remember You”

Best rap song
“F***in’ Problems” — A$AP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar
“Holy Grail” — Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake
“New Slaves” — Kanye West
“Started From the Bottom” — Drake
“Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — WINNER

Best rap album
Drake — “Nothing Was the Same”
Jay Z — “Magna Carta … Holy Grail”
Kendrick Lamar — “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — “The Heist” — WINNER
Kanye West — “Yeezus”

Best country solo performance
Lee Brice — “I Drive Your Truck”
Hunter Hayes — “I Want Crazy”
Miranda Lambert — “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Darius Rucker — “Wagon Wheel” — WINNER
Blake Shelton — “Mine Would Be You”

Best country duo/group performance
The Civil Wars — “From This Valley” — WINNER
Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill — “Don’t Rush”
Little Big Town — “Your Side of the Bed”
Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban — “Highway Don’t Care”
Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton — “You Can’t Make Old Friends”

Best country song
“Begin Again” — Taylor Swift
“I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
“Merry Go ‘Round” — Kacey Musgraves — WINNER
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton

Best country album
Jason Aldean — “Night Train”
Tim McGraw — “Two Lanes of Freedom”
Kacey Musgraves — “Same Trailer Different Park” — WINNER
Blake Shelton — “Based on a True Story”
Taylor Swift — “Red”

Best Latin pop album
Frankie J — “Faith, Hope y Amor”
Ricardo Montaner — “Viajero Frecuente”
Draco Rosa — “Vida” — WINNER
Aleks Syntek — “Syntek”
Tommy Torres — “12 Historias”

Best Latin rock, urban or alternative album
Café Tacvba — “El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco”
El Tri — “Ojo Por Ojo”
Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas — “Chances”
La Santa Cecilia — “Treinta Dias” — WINNER
Los Amigos Invisibles — “Repeat After Me”

Producer of the year, nonclassical
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams — WINNER

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media
“Django Unchained”
“The Great Gatsby” (deluxe edition)
“Les Miserables” (deluxe edition
“Muscle Shoals”
“Sound City: Real to Reel” — WINNER

Best score soundtrack for visual media
“Argo”
“The Great Gatsby”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”
“Skyfall” — WINNER
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best song written for visual media
Coldplay — “Atlas” — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Jessie J — “Silver Lining” — “Silver Linings Playbook”
Adele — “Skyfall” — “Skyfall” — WINNER
Colbie Caillat featuring Gavin DeGraw — “We Both Know” — “Safe Haven”
Lana Del Rey — “Young and Beautiful” — “The Great Gatsby” (deluxe edition)
Regina Spektor — “You’ve Got Time” — “Orange is the New Black”

Best music video
Captial Cities — “Safe and Sound”
Jay Z — “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton — “Can’t Hold Us”
Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z — “Suit & Tie” — WINNER
Jack White — “I’m Shakin'”

Best music film
Coldplay — “Live 2012”
Green Day — “¡Cuatro!”
Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite — “I’m in I’m Out and I’m Gone: The Making of Get Up!”
Paul McCartney — “Live Kisses” — WINNER
Mumford & Sons — “The Road to Red Rocks”

Top Selling Albums in Last 10 years: Adele Reigns

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Adele’s 21 leads the list, being the only album in the last 10 years that has reached diamond status.  While Rihanna may sing ‘shine bright like a diamond’ none of her releases have seen this milestone.

Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ has become one of the most purchased songs in history. These milestones have helped Adele established herself as a musical legend, with 9 GRAMMYs to back it up.

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The next highlight comes from no other than raps leading man Eminem. Fresh from the tragedy called ‘The Relapse’, that Eminem himself bashed, came the ‘Recovery’. Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ is now the bestselling rap album released in the past decade, boosted by the sales of the Rihanna assisted hit single  ‘Love the Way You Lie’ that might not have been as successful without Rih singing the hook. Em now holds the title of 2nd bestselling rapper of all time, only behind Tu-pac. The recovery has been a huge milestone for the genre. Although, some believe his sales are biased and are based on his race, his lyrical ability is legendary and something that cannot be denied.

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The next highlight comes from no other than America’s sweetheart, Taylor Swift. Taylor swift is now the music industry’s reigning Queen, in terms of first week sales. With two releases ‘Speak Now’ and ‘R.E.D’ selling over a million copies opening week, she’s now the only artist to reach this feat. During ‘R.E.D’s opening week, many pointed out that Swift had in one week outsold both Beyonce’s ‘4’ (that had been released two years prior) and Rihanna’s ‘Talk that Talk’ (that had been released the previous year).

So, although the music industry together has been at an all-time low, some artists have managed to sell.

CHECK FULL LIST BELOW:

1. Adele – 21 – 10,689,000
2. Eminem – Recovery – 4,460,000
3. Taylor Swift – Speak Now – 4,353,000
4. Lady Antebellum – Need You Now – 4,010,000

5. Lil Wayne – Tha Carta 3 – 3,811,000
6. Taylor Swift – Red – 3,750,000
7. Justin Bieber – My World 2.0 – 3,290,000
8. Michael Buble – Christmas – 3,078,000
9. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More – 2,958,000
10. Jason Aldean – My Kinda Party – 2,955,000
11. Katy Perry – Teenage Dream – 2,736,000
12. Mumford & Sons – Babel – 2,375,000
13. Lil Wayne – Tha Carta IV – 2,296,000
14. Lady Gaga – Born this Way – 2,293,000
15. Susan Boyle – The Gift – 2,148,000
16. Lady Gaga – The Fame – 2,133,000
17. Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience – 2,099,000
18. Luke Bryan – Tailgates & Tanlines – 2,065,000
19. Drake – Take Care – 2,042,000
20. Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops Hooligans – 2,031,000
21. Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday – 1,902,000
22. Lady Antebellum – Own the Night – 1,845,000
23. One Direction – Up All Night – 1,808,000
24. Adele – 19 – 1,760,000
25. Rihanna – Loud – 1,746,000
26. Zac Brown Band – You Get What You Give – 1,735,000
27. Zac Brown Band – The Foundation – 1,726,000
28. One Direction – Take Me Home – 1,720,000
29. Drake – Thank Me Later – 1,681,000
30. Pink – The Truth About Love – 1,657,000
31. Eric Church – Chief – 1,599,000
32. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch the Throne – 1,573,000
33. Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto – 1,559,000
34. Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox – 1,528,000
35. Band Perry – The Band Perry – 1,523,000
36. Justin Bieber – Believe – 1,520,000
37. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away – 1,495,000
38. Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D. – 1,455,000
39. fun. – Some Nights – 1,430,000
40. Taylor Swift – Fearless – 1,425,000
41. Ke$ha – Animal – 1,423,000
42. Justin Bieber – Under the Mistletoe – 1,421,000
43. Maroon 5 – Overexposed – 1,414,000
44. Sade – Soldier of Love – 1,384,000
45. Lumineers – The Lumineers – 1,369,000
46. Beyonce – 4 – 1,354,000
47. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – 1,351,000
48. Jason Aldean – Night Train – 1,350,000
49. Justin Bieber – My World (EP) – 1,329,000
50. Maroon 5 – Hands All Over – 1,328,000
51. Black Keys – El Camino – 1,325,000