British soul singer Adele has taken the lead in UK music sales with her new single “Easy On Me”, her first music production in the past six years, which has already broken several commercial records.
A week after its launch, Easy On Me took first place in the UK singles sales ranking, with 217,300 units, the British body responsible for these ratings announced in a statement.
This is the best release since Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” in 2017 (226,800 sales), according to the same body.
According to the official charting company, this is Adele’s third creation to hold the position.
With over 24 million views in the UK alone, The song also broke the record for the most streamed song on the Internet during its release week., so far in the hand of “7 episodes” of Ariana Grande, with 16.9 million views.
It also became the best-selling single in its digital version in one week in 2021, with sales of 23,500.
“Easy On Me” is the first single from the upcoming album “30,” and is Sol Diva’s first after six years away from the stage. It will go on sale on November 19.
The Londoner, who lives in Los Angeles (US), explains the personal hardships she has experienced in the past six years, marked by her 30’s crisis, her “year of anxiety”, her divorce, and the interruption of her music career.
The “Hello” singer had to cancel two shows at London’s Wembley Stadium in 2017 due to problems with her voice and has not returned to the stage since.
She recently broke her long silence with an interview for fashion magazine Vogue, published in early October, in which she recounted living as a recluse while battling anxiety.
Adele has sold millions of records and won countless accolades, including an Academy Award and 15 Grammys, making her latest album release one of the most awaited of the year.