Adele’s ‘Hello’ hits platinum in Australia as she prepares for a one-off televised concert

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Adele performing "Skyfall"
British singer Adele performs the song "Skyfall" from the film "Skyfall," nominated as best original song, at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Adele’s comeback has taken the world by storm. In Australia, her single “Hello” already hit platinum. To reward the fans who waited since 2011 for her third studio album, Adele will film a concert, which will be televised.

“Hello” went straight to no. 1 in sixteen countries upon its release. The track sold 59,075 copies in the first week, and today, the album has been certified platinum with over 70,000 copies sold.

The single is still no. 1 on iTunes and ARIA singles chart.  It is the second fastest-selling single of the year, behind Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” but it is likely that “Hello” will be the biggest-selling single overall.

To date, the views for the music video of “Hello” is close to the 200-million mark.  The single debuted at no. 1 in the UK with 330,000 sales and is expected to go straight to no. 1 in the U.S. as well with over 750,000 downloads three days after its release.

Three days before her album “25” drops, Adele will have a one-off show in New York on Nov. 17. The album follows “21,” which has sold over 30 million copies across the world in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Adele co-wrote every song on the album with notable collaborations with Bruno Mars, Max Martin, Ryan Tedder and Sam Dixon.

According to Deadline, the one-off concert will be filmed and screened as “Adele Live in New York City” and is set for broadcast on Dec. 14 on NBC. The date of the telecast in Australia is yet to be announced, but Australian networks are expected to enter a bidding war for the right to broadcast the concert in their respective networks.

“Adele Live in New York City” will be directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller and is produced executively by Adele, Lorne Michaels and Jonathan Dickins.

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