A Song “Hello” By Adele

Hello is a song from Adele. It was first released by XL Recordings 23 October 2015 as the ead single. “Hello” was written by Adele with Greg Kurstin, her producer. The lyrics discuss regret and nostalgia. Music critics liked the song immediately after it was released. Many publications and critics ranked it among the top songs of the entire year. It was recorded by Adele in London. Hello became the second UK number one single.

“Hello” made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100. It reigned for 10 consecutive week and became Adele’s fourth top-ranking song. It was the seventh-best-selling single in 2015 with 12.3 million copies sold worldwide (combined tracks-equivalent streams and sales). It is still a top-selling single. Swift broke the Vevo Record in 2017 with the video for her song “Look What You Made Me Do”. It had over 27.7m views in a span of 24 hours. Swift broke the record with the video of her song “Look What You Made Us Do” in 2017. It received more than 43.2 million views. Hello also broke that record, which took only 88 days to reach one-billion YouTube views. The clip received seven nominations for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. [4] Adele promoted the song with a live performance on a BBC one-hour-long special, entitled Adele at the BBC.At the 59th Annual Grammy Awards,”Hello won three Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance.”HelloMENU0:00A 21-second sample of”Hello’s chorus, where Adele is singing the lines over layers of backing vocals, piano and drums”towards a very luscious wall of sound. [5]Problems with this file? See media support. Hello was written jointly by Greg Kurstin & Adele. Kurstin was also a bass player, guitarist, drummer, keyboards, and drums while Adele was a drummer. [6] Hello was written by Kurstin in Chiswick London. It is something Adele doesn’t usually do. Adele says that she prefers to compose her music at her home. The song’s writing took six months. The song was written by Adele and Kurstin at first. They completed half of the verses and Adele asked Kurstin for help. Kurstin replied that he was not certain if Adele would ever return to the song. [8]Hello” is a piano-based soul song. The piano plays the repeated chord progression in the verse following the progression of FmAED.

Musicnotes.com says Adele sings in F3-A5 range. [10] Adele sings the chorus over layers if backing vocals, piano, drums. The Daily Telegraph said that Adele was “leaning” toward a rich, luscious wall sound. Lyrically, the song is about regret and nostalgia. It plays out as a conversation. It was a follow-up song to “Someone like You” and featured themes of regret. The lyrics of the song are conversational and revolve around her past relationships. This includes friends, family, ex-partners, and even former partners. [11] Adele stated to Nick Grimshaw on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show that the song’s lyrics are conversational. It wasn’t about her ex-relationships or love relationships. It’s all about me and my love. We don’t have a falling out. We all have our lives and Adele said that she needed to create the song for everyone who is interested. [12] Adele claims that “Hello From the Other Side” is the opposite of becoming an adult. It signifies making it through your teens, early twenties. [8]Release & reception[edit]

A 30-second clip of “Hello” was broadcast on The X Factor UK’s 18 October 2015. The commercial teased her new material. She sang along with lyrics that were displayed on black screens. [13] Josh Duboff, Vanity Fair’s founder, stated that the trailer caused the Internet to lose its collective minds. [14] Adele, on 22 October, announced to her followers via Twitter that 25 would be released. The singer also said that the single “Hello” would release on the 23rd of October. [15][16][17] Adele participated in Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 program on the 23 October to hear the song for its premiere. [18][19]Alexis Petridis from The Guardian called it “a big song, but a superior example” and stated that it was “precisely the type of lovelorn epic ballad which made Adele one among the most popular stars in the globe.” [20] Emily Jupp wrote a review for The Independent stating that while it might not be original, Adele’s return to her familiar, smoky sounds is welcome. She called it “if it’s not broke” and stated that Adele is back to her usual self, belting out emotions about love and loss just like on her 21st album. But this time she has a bit more self-forgiveness. [21]Greg Kot (Chicago Tribune) wrote that lyrics that emphasize personal details and vocal power work well. [22] Neil McCormick (The Daily Telegraph) called it “a beautiful, sorrowful song.” He also said that the lyrics are “so powerful when they focus on personal details and combine them with Adele’s drama. [5]

Rolling Stone ranked “Hello” 6th on its annual list of 50 best songs. [23] Many publications commented on the similarities between the song’s theme and the accompanying video, which was compared to the one by Lionel Richie. [24][25]Chart performance[edit]Europe and Oceania[edit]Three days after its release, the Official Charts Company announced that”Hello had accumulated 165,000 chart sales in the United Kingdom, of which 156,000 were downloads. [26]Hello reached the top of UK Singles Charts on October 30, 2015. It was the highest-selling single in the UK for three years. After “Someone like You”, Adele had reached the UK’s number-one spot with this single. The streaming record for Hello, which was held previously by Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?”, was broken at 7.32 million times. Including streaming sales but excluding the singles of The X Factor and Pop Idol winners, Hello was the second-most popular 21st century number one in UK. It was just behind Shaggy’s”It Wasn’t Me,” which sold 345,000 copies over a week, in February 2001. [27] The song continued to be at number one despite being downloaded an additional 121,000 times. It was also streamed 5.78million more times in the week that followed. [28]

It reached its 30th week in Top 100 UK on 20 May 2016. It has sold 918.700 pure sales since November 2016. [29]The single also reached number one on the charts in Belgium, France and Germany. [30]Hello reached number one in Australia on 31 Oct 2015, having sold over 59.075 copies. The song was awarded a gold certification after its first week. It was also the second-most-sold single of 2015, after “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa. It was Adele’s second number 1 single on ARIA Singles Charts, after “Someone like You” in 2011. [32] The single charted for another week, and it was certified platinum with over 70,000 sales. [31]

Hello, which climbed to number 50 in the New Zealand singles chart on March 20, 2017, was certified 7x platinum with sales exceeding 490,000. [33]In New Zealand, Hello debuted at number 1 on the Singles Chart. The song held the position for one week before being certified platinum. [34]North America[edit]Hello reached number 49 on Radio Songs charts after just three days. It rose from 45 – 9 on the first week of airplay, increasing 146% to 70,000,000 total format audience impressions. The track reached number one in the On-Demand Songs chart. With 20.4 million streams on-demand, it was her first number-1 song.

Hello reached the top spot on the Digital Songs chart and sold 1,112,000 copies. This made it the first number-one track and the second most popular song on the Streaming Songs charts, after Harlem Shake’s 103 million stream week. [35]”Hello was the first song ever to sell more digital copies than a million in one week. Elton John’s”Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the How You Look Tonight sold more than any other song. The first week saw it sell 3.446 million copies and the second, 1.212 million. [36]Hiello remained at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 with another 635,000. This was the third-best digital week and the most for a non-debut.

Hello also held atop Streaming Songs at 47.4M US streams. This was down 23 Percent from 61.6 Million in its first weeks. The track also remained atop On-Demand Songs at 18.1M streams. Hello rose up to number 6, gaining 46% more listeners and 106 million impressions. The track also became the Hot 100’s highest Airplay Gainer. The track was also ranked at number one on the Adult Alternative Songs airplay charts and at number four on the Adult Contemporary format. [37] The song continued to be at the top the Hot 100, Digital Songs charts, where it sold 480,000 digital downloads. It was also the third song that has sold over 400,000 units for three consecutive week.

The Hot 100 was dominated by Hello for ten weeks consecutively, making it the 31st No. The Hot 100’s first number-one debut was Hello, which ruled for at least 10 consecutive weeks. It is also the third time that the song has topped the charts for at least 10 weeks. It reached the top of the Hot 100 charts for the tenth time, becoming Adele’s longest-running single and longest-leading Hot 100 number one. Since Rihanna’s”We Found Love,” which lasted 10 weeks, it was the No. 1 single by a female solo since Calvin Harris’ “We Found Love” (also featuring Calvin Harris) in 2011-2012. It had been downloaded 3.7 million times as of January 2016. [38]

The quadruple Platinum certification was given by the Recording Industry Association of America. [39] The single also received numerous Dance/EDM mixes. [40] Thus, “Hello” topped Billboard’s Dance Club Songs as well as Dance/Mix Show Airplay Charts. [41][42] The chart that was dated 23/04/2016 shows that the song spent 21 weeks at the top on the Adult Contemporary Chart. This is the same record as Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway” (2005) and Celine Dion’s”A New Day Has Came (2002) for the longest No. The list was first launched in 1961. It was also the longest-lasting act to remain at the summit for this long. [43] Hello reached the top of Canada’s Hot 100 as the 100th track to reach the top. It sold 140,000 copies, surpassing Justin Bieber’s “Sorry”, which debuted at number 2 the following week with 40,000 copies. It was streamed 4.79million times, making it the fastest streamed song in a single week. [44]Musicvideo[edit]I saw a story as soon as I heard this song. This video is very unoriginal. The lyrics begin with “Hello! It’s Me” and then the video shows someone picking up their phone. I don’t have the ability to imagine super-conceptual videos. I’m not good at imagining super-conceptual videos. [46][47] A recently separated woman calls a younger her version of self. [45] Large portions of the video (mostly the end on the pond or the shot when she opens her eyes at the beginning) were filmed by IMAX cameras. They also made the first IMAX music video. [48] The video draws inspiration from Dolan’s semi-autobiographical debut I Killed My Mother, which was made when Dolan was barely 20. [45] The video was shot in Quebec on September 2015 over four days. [45] American actor Tristan Wilds stars in the video.

Dolan claimed that Adele called Dolan in response to an unspecified act of police brutality at the United States. Dolan also suggested that she not choose a Caucasian male for her love interest. Dolan said, “She was just as concerned with the realities of tensions among authorities and the African community, and she wanted to send out a message. Wilds accepted Dolan’s offer to be a part of the video. [51] Wilds was asked to tap into past relationships to help her convey her emotions. Dolan also captured shots of Wilds and Adele laughing and having conversations. [51] The clip is darkly sepia and features Adele performing the song outdoors in a forest and inside. It also contains scenes of Wilds making a call and flashbacks back to their past relationships. The video’s flip phone, which Adele used to perform the song, was widely discussed because of its retro design.

Dolan responded to the comments by saying that he feels uncomfortable filming iPhones as it makes him feel like he’s shooting a commercial. These things: Laptops, iPhones and all the other elements that they include, for me, bring me back into reality. You want freedom from your life. Although I realize that my flip phone has been distracting me more than any other device, it was not intentional. [53] The song’s music videos broke the Vevo Record of 27.7 Million views in just 24 hours. [54] Miley-Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball Vevo record was broken by the video for reaching 100 million views within five days. [55] The YouTube search for “Adele hi” was also the highest on Friday and Saturday. The peak of the video’s first hour was 1.6 million. That was more than the peak of the trailer of Star Wars: The Force awakens which had a peak of 1.2 million views each hour. The clip was also parodied on Saturday Night Live’s Thanksgiving-themed skit. [57]The video has over 2.2 million views and is currently the fifteenth most-viewed on YouTube. [59][60] On 29 May 2016, the video became the third YouTube video to reach 10,000,000 likes. It has now been viewed over 12 million times as of December 2017. This makes it the fifth most popular YouTube video.

Other videos that have been liked by more than 10,000,000 people are “Gangnam Style”, See You Again”,Despacito and “Shape” [61]Live performances[edit]Adele performed”Hello live for the first time for a BBC one-hour-long special, Adele at the BBC, which was recorded on 2 November 2015 and was broadcast on BBC One on 20 November 2015. [62][63] Adele also performed “Hello” live at the 17th NRJ Music Awards. [65] Adele recorded The Roots with Fallon on 23 November 2015. They were performing classroom instruments. The show broadcast the version the next night. [66] Adele performed the song “Hello” at The SSE Arena Wembley’s final on 13/12/15. [67]Cover variants[edit]Kosovan Singer Rita Ora sang the song in her own language at Capital FM studios, 9/11/15. [68] Demi Lovato from the USA covered “Hello” at the 2015 106.1 KISS FM Winter Ball in Seattle. It was a hit with the critics. It won the nomination for Best Cover Song at 3rd iHeartRadioMusicAwards. [72] Lovato has had his cover video viewed over 13.5 million times on YouTube. [73]

The cover version was released by Backyard Band, a Washington, D.C.-based band. It has been very popular since it’s release. [74] Celine, a Canadian singer, added her own twist to “Hello” on New Year’s Eve 2015. [75]Media usage[edit] This section doesn’t cite any sources. This section needs to be improved by adding citations from reliable sources. Unsourced material might be challenged or removed. (September 2017) (Learn to remove this template text). The song was mentioned by 2 Broke Girls in its season 6 premiere episode.

Hello is also referenced in the Lady Leshurr single”Queen’s Speech 5 and was also sampled in Stitches’ single”One Million Dimes.Credits and personnel[edit]Personnel[1]Vocals, drums – Adele Adkins Songwriting – Adele Adkins, Greg Kurstin Production, piano, bass, drums, guitar, electronic keyboard – Greg Kurstin Mixing – Tom Elmhirst Engineering – Alex Pasco, Greg Kurstin, Julian Burg, Liam Nolan Mastering – Randy Merrill, Tom Coyne Additional instruments – Emile Haynie Charts[edit] Weekly charts[edit]Chart (2015-17)Peak position Australia (ARIA)[76]1 Austria (O3 Austria Top 40)[77]1 Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[78]1 Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[79]1 Brazil (Billboard Brasil Hot 100)[80]1 Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[81]1 Canada AC (Billboard)[82]1 Canadian CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[83]1 Canadian Hot AC (Billboard)[84]1 Czech Republic (Radio Top 100)[85]1 Czech Republic (Singles Digital Top 100)[86]1 Denmark (Tracklisten)[87]1 Euro Digital Songs (Billboard)[88.1 Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[89]1 France (SNEP)[90]1 Germany (Official German Charts)[91]1 Greece Digital Songs (Billboard)[92.1 Greece Airplay Chart (IFPI)[93]1 Hungary (Radios Top 40)[94]1 Hungary (Single Top 40)[95]1 Iceland (RUV)[96.1 Ireland (IRMA)[97.1 Israel (Media Forest)[98.1 Italy (FIMI)[99]1 Japan (Japan Hot 100)[100]17 Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20)[101]1 Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard)[102.1 Mexico Airplay (Billboard)[103]1 Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[104]1 Netherlands (Single Top 100)[105]1 New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[106.1 Norway (VG-lista)[107.1 Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) [108]1 Portugal (AFP)[109]3 Scotland (Official Charts Company)[110]1 Slovakia (Radio Top 100)[111]1 Slovakia (Singles Digital Top 100)[112]1 Slovenia (SloTop50)[113]1 South Africa (EMA)[114]1 South Korea International Chart (Gaon)[115]1 Spain (PROMUSICAE)[116]1Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[117]1Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[118]1UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[119]1UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[120]1US Billboard Hot 100[121]1US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[122]1US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[123]1US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[124]1US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[125]1US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[126]14US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[127]1US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (Billboard)[128]10US Rhythmic (Billboard)[129]10US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[130]26


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