Adele’s ‘Easy On Me’ Holds No. 1 Positon On Billboard Hot 100

Ex-husband Simon Konecki cheers at Adele at Adele One Night Only.

Adele released her first single ‘Easy on Me’ in five years last week and it hit No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (both dated Oct. 30). The ballad becomes Adele’s fifth Hot 100 No. 1 and first since “Hello” ruled for 10 weeks in 2015-16.

According to MRC Data “Easy on Me” is the 1,131st No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 63-year history. It drew 65 million radio airplay audience impressions and 53.9 million U.S. streams and sold 74,000 downloads in the week ending Oct. 21. The track debuts atop the Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales charts and at No. 4 on Radio Songs.

Adele’s single also clocked up 217,300 chart sales, the highest since Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You in January 2017.

When Adele announced the release earlier this month, she said she was “certainly nowhere near where I’d hoped I would be when I first started writing it nearly three years ago. It was my ride or die throughout the most turbulent period in my life,” she said.

The 33-year-old began working on it around the time of her split from her husband, and her new music features lyrics telling how she explained the break-up to their son Angelo, now nine.

While the song may have been born out from Adele’s divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki, the latest update seems to be a positive one. Not only was he in the audience with their nine-year-old son, Angelo, for her upcoming TV special, Adele One Night Only, but he also sat through all of those songs from her album, 30.

According to a Page Six source, Angelo got a shoutout from his mom and the entire theme of the musical evening was “about being yourself and not caring.”

During the evening, Adele performed four tracks from her forthcoming album, “30,” including the recently released lead single, “Easy On Me.”

“[The] songs [were] about being yourself and not caring,” a source told the publication, adding that Adele also sang cuts from her 2008 album, “19,” that “she’s never done live before” in addition to hits from 2011’s “21” and 2015’s “25.”

Adele wore a tight mermaid dress for the taping, but it didn’t seem the best choice for her. 

“She couldn’t sit down in it and made it a thing,” the source told Page Six. “She was throwing F-bombs all around. Hilarious.”

In addition to this, Adele played a secret show at Los Angeles’ Griffith Observatory on Sunday night. Eagle-eyed fans spotted Adele performing at the popular tourist attraction this weekend ahead of her highly anticipated TV special, “Adele One Night Only.”

In the aerial footage shared on an Adele fan account, a sizable production setup consisting of multiple trucks, tents and assorted stage equipment can be seen outside the observatory. Another fan account captured black-and-white images of Adele projected onto the iconic building.

The impromptu concert was staged as part of the recently announced “Adele One Night Only,” which premieres Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. Pacific on CBS and sister streamer Paramount+.

Adele’s new album is due out on 19 November and is titled 30.

Meanwhile, last week’s chart-toppers Sir Elton John and Dua Lipa, dropped down to second place with their single Cold Heart.

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