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In honor of her special day, let’s update Adele’s career U.S. album sales, most streamed songs and most heard hits on radio, according to MRC Data (with all data current through April 29).

Album Sales
12.1 million, 21
9.6 million, 25
3.1 million, 19
81,000, iTunes Live From SoHo
72,000, iTunes Festival: London 2011

Most Streamed Songs (on-demand audio & video combined)
1.2 billion, “Hello”
807 million, “Someone Like You”
624 million, “Rolling in the Deep”
495 million, “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
465 million, “Set Fire to the Rain”
377 million, “When We Were Young”
282 million, “Make You Feel My Love”
234 million, “Water Under the Bridge”
169 million, “Chasing Pavements”
163 million, “All I Ask”

159 million, “Turning Tables”
148 million, “One and Only”
147 million, “Rumour Has It”
142 million, “Skyfall”
102 million, “Don’t You Remember”

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Most Heard Songs on Radio (all-genre audience impressions)
8.2 billion, “Rolling in the Deep”
6.2 billion, “Someone Like You”
6 billion, “Set Fire to the Rain”
5.8 billion, “Hello”
4.5 billion, “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”
3.6 billion, “Rumour Has It”
3.4 billion, “Water Under the Bridge”

1.2 billion, “When We Were Young”
291.5 million, “Skyfall”
192.4 million, “Chasing Pavements”

Among Adele’s Billboard chart honors, 21 has logged the most weeks at No. 1 (24) and on the Billboard 200 overall (508) for an album by a woman since the list launched in 1956. 25 followed by setting the record for the most album sales in a single week since MRC Data (previously SoundScan/Nielsen Music) began tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991, having soared in with 3.38 million sold in November 2015.


Reader Jake Rivera also reached out noting that The Weeknd and Ariana Grande notch a second Billboard Hot 100 top 10 together, as “Save Your Tears” hits No. 1 following the release of its remix adding Grande.

Is it rare or common for artists to score multiple Hot 100 top 10s in tandem? Historically, notable team-ups include Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, who scored four top 10s together in 1967-68; Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb (two, 1980-81); and Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney (two, 1982-84).

Since arriving on the Hot 100 in the 2000s, the acts with the most top 10s since, Drake (45) and Rihanna (31), have shared three, including two No. 1s: “What’s My Name?” (No. 1, one week, 2010); “Take Care” (No. 7, 2012); and “Work” (No. 1, nine weeks, 2016). Rihanna also boasts two No. 1s, in featured roles, with Eminem: “Love the Way You Lie” (seven weeks, 2010) and “The Monster” (four weeks, 2013-14).

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Today, judging by the current Hot 100’s top three, artists in those ranks are making the feat look easy.

As The Weeknd and Grande have now teamed up for two Hot 100 top 10s, each has already achieved multiple top 10s with another artist. The Weeknd drew on Daft Punk for two: “Starboy” (one week at No. 1) and “I Feel It Coming” (No. 4), both in 2017. Meanwhile, Grande has totaled two with Nicki Minaj: “Bang Bang,” also with Jessie J (No. 3, 2014), and “Side to Side” (No. 4, 2016).

At No. 2 on the Hot 100, Bruno Mars has collaborated with Cardi B (herself at No. 9) for the No. 3 hits “Finesse” (2018) and “Please Me” (2019).

And at No. 3, Justin Bieber has tallied multiple top 10s with … well, let’s untangle:

with Chance the Rapper:
No. 1 (one week), 2017, “I’m the One,” DJ Khaled feat. Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne
No. 5, 2018, “No Brainer,” DJ Khaled feat. Bieber, Chance the Rapper & Quavo
No. 3, 2020, “Holy,” Bieber feat. Chance the Rapper

with DJ Khaled:
No. 1 (one week), 2017, “I’m the One,” DJ Khaled feat. Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne
No. 5, 2018, “No Brainer,” DJ Khaled feat. Bieber, Chance the Rapper & Quavo

with Quavo:
No. 1 (one week), 2017, “I’m the One,” DJ Khaled feat. Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne
No. 5, 2018, “No Brainer,” DJ Khaled feat. Bieber, Chance the Rapper & Quavo
No. 5, 2020, “Intentions,” Bieber feat. Quavo

Plus, Bieber hit No. 8 on the Hot 100 in 2015 as featured on Skrillex and Diplo’s “Where Are U Now” and No. 2 in 2016 as featured (with MØ) on “Cold Water” by Major Lazer, which includes Diplo.

Still, Bieber’s favorite partner? Wife Hailey. As he recently told Billboard, as he gets “really excited” to resume touring, “We’re going to plan really cool excursions … the two of us.”


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