Hello

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About Hello

"Hello" is a song by British singer-songwriter Adele, released on 23 October 2015 by XL Recordings as the lead single from her third studio album, 25 (2015). Adele co-wrote the song with her producer, Greg Kurstin. "Hello" is a piano ballad with soul influences, and lyrics that discuss themes of nostalgia and regret. Upon release, the song was acclaimed by music critics, who compared it favourably to Adele's previous work and praised the song's lyrics and Adele's vocals. It was recorded in London's Metropolis Studios. "Hello" reached number one in almost every country it charted in, including the United Kingdom, where it became her second chart topper, following "Someone Like You", and has the largest opening week sales in three years. In the United States, "Hello" debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, reigning for 10 consecutive weeks whilst becoming Adele's fourth number-one on the chart and breaking several records, including becoming the first song to sell over a million digital copies in a week. By the end of 2015, it had sold 12.3 million units globally (combined sales and track-equivalent streams) and was the year's 7th best-selling single while it stands as one of the best-selling singles of all-time. The accompanying music video was directed by Xavier Dolan and co-stars Adele and Tristan Wilds. The music video for the song broke the Vevo Record by achieving over 27.7 million views within a 24-hour span, held previously by Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" which accumulated 20.1 million views in that timeframe. "Hello" also broke the record for shortest time to reach one billion YouTube views (87 days). The clip received seven nominations at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year and Best Female Video. At the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, "Hello" won three Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance. At the 36th Brit Awards, "Hello" won British Single of the Year and was nominated 


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Hello, it's me
I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet
To go over everything
They say that time's supposed to heal ya
But I ain't done much healing

Hello, can you hear me?
I'm in California dreaming about who we used to be
When we were younger and free
I've forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet

There's such a difference between us
And a million miles

Hello from the other side
I must've called a thousand times
To tell you I'm sorry
For everything that I've done
But when I call you never
Seem to be home

Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I've tried
To tell you I'm sorry
For breaking your heart
But it don't matter, it clearly
Doesn't tear you apart anymore

Hello, how are you?
It's so typical of me to talk about myself, I'm sorry
I hope that you're well
Did you ever make it out of that town
Where nothing ever happened?

It's no secret
That the both of us
Are running out of time

So hello from the other side (other side)
I must've called a thousand times (thousand times)
To tell you I'm sorry
For everything that I've done
But when I call you never
Seem to be home

Hello from the outside (outside)
At least I can say that I've tried (I've tried)
To tell you I'm sorry
For breaking your heart
But it don't matter, it clearly
Doesn't tear you apart anymore

Oh, anymore
Oh, anymore
Oh, anymore
Anymore

Hello from the other side (other side)
I must've called a thousand times (thousand times)
To tell you I'm sorry
For everything that I've done
But when I call you never
Seem to be home

Hello from the outside (outside)
At least I can say that I've tried (I've tried)
To tell you I'm sorry
For breaking your heart
But it don't matter, it clearly
Doesn't tear you apart anymore

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Adele

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988), better known simply as Adele, is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Adele was offered a recording contract from XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. The next year she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to much commercial and critical success. It certified four times platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the US. Her career in the US was boosted by a Saturday Night Live appearance in late 2008. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. more »

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Written by: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, Gregory Allen Kurstin

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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14 facts about this song

Record Breaker
"Hello" broke the Vevo Record by achieving over 27.7 million views within a 24-hour span. It surpassed the likes of "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift.
Fastest-Selling Single
The song also became the fastest-selling single in the US in 18 years.
Billboard Hot 100
"Hello" debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the 24th song to do so.
Platinum Certification
It was certified 7× Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and 8x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Grammy Winner
The song won three Grammy Awards in 2017, for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance.
Worldwide Success
"Hello" topped the charts in 28 countries internationally.
Influences and Inspirations
The song's theme was inspired by Adele's personal experiences and reflection on past relationships.
Directorial Choice
The music video was directed by a Canadian music video director, Xavier Dolan.
Sepia Filter Use
The music video was shot using IMAX cameras and includes a sepia filter throughout, giving it a distinct look.
Classic Technology
The music video features 'old technology' such as flip phones, which Adele explained was to ensure that the focus remained on the emotions, rather than dating the video with modern technology.
Fast Sales
"Hello" sold 1.1 million digital songs in its first week in the U.S.
Huge YouTube Views
As of 2022, the music video for "Hello" has over 2.7 billion views on YouTube.
Songwriting
Like many of her songs, Adele co-wrote "Hello" with her producer, Greg Kurstin.
Album Success
"Hello" was the lead single from Adele's third studio album, "25", which became her third album to top the UK charts and second to do so in the US.

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  • Captainepic
    This song is really good, I enjoyed it immensely
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    where r u hurry up
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