Adele Hits No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with “Easy on Me”

Adele at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Adele at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI/Shutterstock (12388977qc)

All hell broke loose after Adele dropped her comeback single “Easy on Me” and the charts reflect the amazing buzz she created with this song. This heartbreaking ballade skyrocketed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart after breaking several major streaming records.

Only five hours after its initial release, “Easy on Me” already debuted at no. 68 and Adele kept her eyes on the prize. After the first full week of availability, this song reached 65 million radio airplay audience impressions, 53.9 million U.S. streams, and 74,000 downloads, and easily jumped to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

“Easy on Me” also hit no. 1 on the Official Singles Chart in the UK, becoming the most streamed song in a single week and reaching the highest first-week sales for a song since Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”. It also previously set the all-time record for the most-streamed song in a single day on Spotify and Amazon.

“Easy on Me” is Adele’s fifth no. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, following the success of “Rolling in the Deep”, “Someone Like You”, “Set Fire to the Rain”, and “Hello”. It will be featured on Adele’s fourth studio album 30, to be released on November 19th.