Well–Adele's new album 25 clearly rocketed to #1 on album's sales. With her single Hello leading the single's survey too she has simoultaneous #1 and is the first since Daft Punk did so in early June 2013.
It is the 5th week for Hello which brings Adele close to the feat of Ellie Goulding earlier this year who was the first English female having six weeks at #1 with one song since 50 years. Will that record eclipsed once again soon?
Further down also some single tracks of her album enter the list. The highest one is When We Were Young landing at #29. All in all there are nine different songs by Adele inside the list including her #1 Skyfall. Nine songs in one week–that is more than Justin Bieber managed last week and only beaten by Kollegah in May 2014 (18 entries) and Bushido this year in February (12 entries).
With Adele at #1 there is another bench set. It is the 30th consecutive week that a European held the #1 spot. Since May 8th 15 Europe rules the market and it is this the first time since late 1990. Back than in early November a 74 weeks run of European No.1s was broken by US-American Londonbeat and it I've Been Thinking About You.
Between April 29th 89 and Nov 5th 90 there were only nine European acts/productions hitting the top including three from Germany and three from Britain as well as acts from Sweden, France and Ireland. These days the runs at number 1 are quite shorter as we have with Hello already the eighth number 1 hit since May.
The first song new inside the top 10 is Catch & Release (Deepend Remix) by Matt Simons which lands at #7 in its sixth chart week. The original song did not manage an entry before. So this US American clearly sees his success due to the work of the Dutch Deepend project.
At #10 the first Top 10 hit for The Weeknd arrives. It is his latest offering The Hills that climbs 20–10 after his spectacular performance at the MTV Music Awards. This new peak for the song comes in its 24th chart week.
Worth mentioning also is the first entry of Alex Diehl. His Nur ein Lied somehow was chosen for being the right song to express the shock and mourning about the terror attacks in Paris.
The last story today. Maybe some of you have recognized last week the absence of Helene Fischer's Atemlos durch die Nacht. Right after a two years consecutive presence the song left the list for the very first time. This week it returns at #100 adding a 110th chart week to its account. It is this the third most amount of chart weeks of all time so far.