There's no doubt about it: Adele is crushing it.
The music video for her new hit single, "Hello," continues to break records. First it beat out Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" for most-viewed video in 24 hours, and now her emotional ballad just bypassed Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" for fastest video to reach Vevo certified status.
What does that entail? It means her black-and-white video reached more than 100 million views. It took six days for Miley's ball-riding video to reach the milestone while it took Adele only five. The competition is fierce these days. Right now "Hello" has wracked up more than 129 million views, and the number is rising. She might have disappeared from the music scene for a couple of years, but Adele has proven that taking a long-term hiatus won't keep her from dominating the charts.
Katy Perry and Kate Hudson are just a couple of A-listers who have bowed down to the British mom's talent, sharing pics on Instagram of the tears they shed upon hearing her tune. She has become famous for writing songs that any person who has experienced heartache can relate to, but in an interview with i-D magazine, she revealed that "Hello" is absolutely not an apology to a guy she used to date.
"Oh, god no. That's over and done with, thank f--k. That's been over and done with for f--king years," she shared. "No, it's not about anyone specifically. It's about friends, ex-boyfriends, it's about myself, it's about my family. It's also about my fans as well. I feel like everyone thinks I'm so far away and I'm not."
She continued, "The song is about hurting someone's feelings but it's also about trying to stay in touch with myself, which sometimes can be a little bit hard to do. It's about a yearning for the other side of me. When I'm away, I really, really miss my life at home. The way that I feel when I'm not in England, is desperation. I can't breathe anywhere else."
If somehow you've missed Adele singing "Hello," you'll be able to catch her on Saturday Night Live at the end of November. She'll be the musical performance for the Matthew McConaughey-hosted episode.
It will be her first time back in studio 8H since 2008, when she last performed "Chasing Pavements."