Adele’s ‘Send My Love’ Tops Adult Pop Songs Chart



The song is her fifth No. 1 on the radio airplay tally.

Adele ascends to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart (dated Aug. 20) with «Send My Love (To Your New Lover),» which rises 2-1. The superstar adds her fifth No. 1 on the chart with the song, whose video premiered May 22 during ABC’s broadcast of the Billboard Music Awards.

«Send» follows Adele’s four prior Adult Pop Songs No. 1s: «Rolling in the Deep» (13 weeks), «Someone Like You» (nine) and «Set Fire to the Rain» (four), all from her album21 in 2011-12, and lead 25 smash «Hello» (seven weeks beginning on the Dec. 5, 2015, chart). (In between «Hello» and «Send,» second 25 single «When We Were Young» reached No. 3 in March.)

With her new coronation, Adele ties Nickelback for fifth place among acts with the most No. 1s in the Adult Pop Songs chart’s 20-year history. The acts trail only Maroon 5 (11), Katy Perry, P!nk (eight each) and Taylor Swift (six).

As previously reported, 25‘s to-date U.S. sales stand at 8.9 million (over its first 37 weeks), according to Nielsen Music. 21 has sold 11.7 million.

On the airplay/sales/streaming-based Billboard Hot 100, «Send» has reached No. 9. Highlights of the new Aug. 20-dated Hot 100 will post later today on, while all charts will update tomorrow (Aug. 9).