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New Adele Single “Someone Like You”

Adele "Someone Like You" XL/Alido/Columbia Records
Adele “Someone Like You” XL/Alido/Columbia Records

When Columbia Records first introduced America to British singer/songwriter Adele, she revived the role of British female Soul music in our Pop culture. In an era where similar singers like Amy Winehouse and Duffy have come and gone, Adele has been able to continue to grow her worldwide fan base, with a song writing integrity and sophistication beyond her 23 years. Ever since her debut album, 19 was released in January of 2008, she has beem recieving much critical acclaim while also enjoying the commercial success that comes with it.

19 was certified quadruple platinum in the UK, and platinum in the US. Much of the album’s  sales were attributed to the many awards she won related to that project.. 19 and the success of its international hit single, “Chasing Pavements” earned her 2 Grammys in 2009. (Best New Artist & Best Female Pop Vocal) She also won the “Critic’s Choice” award at the 2009 Brit Awards, as  well as best Jazz act at the Urban Music Awards. Just as it looked as if things couldn’t get any better for her, her second album, 2011’s 21 took her career to new heights.

21 became the album that would define her career internationally. She was no longer just an acclaimed artist that sold records, she became an A list singer that broke records. This was all thanks to the massive success of the album’s first single, “Rolling In The Deep.” Even though “Rolling In The Deep” was only Adele’s second single to chart in the US, it did so in a way that no one could have predicted.

 It became her first ever single to top a Billboard chart when it reached number one on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks chart in March 2011, Soon after the song becamer Adele’s first #1 in the entire country, topping the Billboard Hot 100. Adele bexame the first British artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 and The Billboard 200 album chart since Leona Lewis in 2008. She then  maintained her number one positions becoming the first British artist to keep both positions on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 for more than one week since Phil Collins in 1989-1990, She was also the first female to achieve this in the Billboard’s history. When the song remained at the top of the chart on its 24th week, she became the artist to have the longest running number one hit since Creed’s “With Arms Wide Open” in 2000,

“Rolling In The Deep” was also one of the most covered songs of 2011 so far, not only by unknown singers, but also major label stars. Some of these include, Mike Posner, and John Legend. It was also performed by The Voice contestant Vicci Martinez, who  performed the song as her blind audition. Her version was released on iTunes the following day.

 Now that “Rolling In The Deep” has gone on to sell 3 million copies in the US, 2 million in Canada, while going Godl in the UK and Platinum in Germany, things couldn’t get any bigger for her right? Wrong! After a performance at the 2011 Brit Awards in February, the album’s second single, “Someone Like You” (then still an album cur) shot straight to #1 on the UK singles chart! This happend while the album 21 also remained at number 1. According to the Official Charts Company, Adele is the first living artist to achieve the feat of two top five hits in both the Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart simultaneously since The Beatles in 1964. This is a great example of why 21 has gone on to sell over 8 million copies in the UK alone. “Someone Like You” is now being released as the follow up to “Rolling In The Deep” in the US. Take a listen and see what all the buzz is about.

Adele

“Someone Like You”

From 21

XL/Alido/Columbia Records

 

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