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Adele’s ‘Straightforward on Me’ Aiming for Splashy Chart Debut

Adele’s observe document on Billboard’s charts is spectacular. Amongst her achievements from solely three studio albums: two No. 1s on the Billboard 200 albums chart (with a mixed 34 weeks atop the listing), 4 No. 1s on the Billboard Scorching 100 songs chart, 4 No. 1s on the Pop Airplay chart, 5 No. 1s on the Grownup Pop Airplay chart, 5 No. 1s on the Grownup Up to date airplay chart and three No. 1s on the Grownup Different Airplay chart.

Her final two albums, 25 and 21, had been led by the singles “Hey” and “Rolling within the Deep,” respectively. Each tracks hit No. 1 on the Scorching 100 — “Hey” opened within the prime slot (dated Nov. 14, 2015) and spent 10 weeks at No. 1, whereas “Rolling” dominated for seven weeks in 2011.


“Straightforward on Me” bought almost 15,000 digital downloads in its first 5 hours of availability within the U.S. (7 p.m.-midnight ET on Thursday, Oct. 14) in line with MRC Information. In the meantime, it collected over 3 million on-demand audio and video streams in the identical timeframe. (Digital retail shops and streaming providers’ U.S. monitoring week, as reported to MRC Information, ends at midnight ET [9 p.m. PT] each Thursday.)

On Friday, Oct. 15 within the U.S., “Straightforward” bought one other 27,000 downloads, in line with preliminary studies to MRC Information.

Including up Oct. 14 and Oct. 15, the music has bought over 42,000 in a little bit over a day within the U.S. To place that quantity in perspective, solely 5 songs have bought a minimum of that many downloads in a single week within the U.S. in 2021, and 4 of them are by BTS.

Additional updates on “Straightforward on Me’s” U.S. gross sales and streams, in addition to its world gross sales and streaming efficiency, will probably be reported because the week progresses.


“Straightforward on Me” is off to a scorching begin on U.S. radio.

The only drew 897 performs in its first 5 hours (7 p.m.-midnight ET on Thursday, Oct. 14), on 250 stations that report back to Billboard‘s all-genre Radio Songs chart (whose panel contains over 1,300 stations masking a number of codecs). These 897 performs translate to three.1 million all-format viewers impressions for the music in that span, helped by hourly performs on a number of radio chains.

In its first full day of monitoring (Friday, Oct. 15), “Straightforward” was performed 4,160 occasions, producing 21 million in viewers, once more propelled, partially, by hourly spins. It ranked because the No. 1 most-played and most-heard music on radio Friday, forward of runner-up “Keep” by The Child LAROI and Justin Bieber (4,114 performs, 13.2 million in viewers).

“Straightforward” drew 25 or extra performs from its launch by way of the tip of Friday on 111 Radio Songs reporters, together with stations in every of the ten largest radio markets.

The music is about to debut on a minimum of three particular person format radio airplay charts, that are on account of replace Tuesday, Oct. 19, on It may launch within the prime 10 on Grownup Up to date; if it does, it will declare the primary prime 10 grand entrance for a non-holiday music for the reason that chart adopted MRC Information info in 1993. The observe can be prone to start within the prime 20 of Grownup Pop Airplay and the highest 25 of Pop Airplay.

The charts measure performs on respective panels of grownup up to date, grownup pop and mainstream pop radio stations within the U.S., with the following editions, dated Oct. 30, reflecting airplay masking Oct. 11-17. “Straightforward” may, thus, debut on the surveys from airplay over its first three full days, plus its first 5 hours of availability.

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What would be the influence of “Straightforward” on the airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Billboard Scorching 100?

The chart’s monitoring week for these metrics runs Friday by way of Thursday every week. “Straightforward” is eligible to reach on the forthcoming Scorching 100 (dated Oct. 23; masking the monitoring week of Oct. 8-14) from solely its first 5 hours of exercise on Oct. 14.  

“Straightforward” will make its first seven-day influence on the Scorching 100 dated Oct. 30, in addition to on the Radio Songs, Digital Tune Gross sales and Streaming Songs charts dated Oct. 30, reflecting its efficiency within the Oct. 15-21 monitoring week, the music’s first full week of launch.   

Highlights of the Scorching 100 are revealed every Monday on, with the total chart, and all different rankings, updating every Tuesday. Highlights of the Oct. 23-dated Scorching 100 will submit this coming Monday, Oct. 18, with the total chart updating Oct. 19, whereas these of the Oct. 30 Scorching 100 will publish Oct. 25, with the total chart posting Oct. 26. 


Whereas the 30 album won’t be launched till Nov. 19, anticipate Adele’s earlier albums to submit beneficial properties on the Billboard 200 chart (dated Oct. 23), in addition to the Catalog Albums chart.

On essentially the most just lately printed Billboard 200 (dated Oct. 16, reflecting gross sales and streaming knowledge within the U.S. for the week ending Oct. 7), 25 jumped from No. 174 to No. 83, whereas 21 surged from No. 198 to No. 119. Each albums rallied up the listing within the wake of Adele’s Oct. 5 announcement of the then-forthcoming launch of “Straightforward on Me.”

The highest 10 of the Oct. 23-dated Billboard 200 chart is scheduled to be introduced on Sunday, Oct. 17. All of Billboard’s Oct. 23-dated charts are scheduled to submit in full to on Tuesday, Oct. 19.

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