Forget "Star Wars" or Miley Cyrus or Taylor Swift. You might soon have to wave bye-bye to records set by the likes of The Beatles and Michael Jackson. The music phenomenon that is Adele continues its rocket-like ascent into the ionosphere and it shows no signs of slowing.
Let's take it by the numbers, shall we?
-- Adele's Facebook page has now soared past 63.7 million Likes. A lot of her posts hit the top Trending news bar, including her most recent post where she sings car karaoke with "Late Late Show" host James Corden. Haven't seen it? You're probably one of the very few, so let's remedy that right now.
-- Now, according to Vanity Fair, Adele actually managed to steal the thunder of the biggest film of 2015, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." When Adele announced her new album "25" and launched that massive single "Hello" - and her first video in three years - she just exploded. If you think a lot of people watched those "Star Wars" trailers, wait until you see this: Are you aware that total views of that video on YouTube are approaching one billion?! Saw it already? Want to see it again?
-- Comparing such numbers to other musicians is almost folly. Even Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" couldn't top it, and neither could anything by Nicki Minaj or Miley Cyrus. And by the way, that new album, "25" is expected to sell upwards of 2.5 million copies in its first week alone. And if you want to learn a bit more about Adele's rise to fame, click that link there and enjoy a brief history.
But the obvious question is: WHY?
Why is this happening? What makes Adele so special? Everyone seems to be asking this, from Fusion to Quora and about eight trillion people around the Internet. Her songs go through the roof and off the charts and she is constantly trending; just about anything she says and everything she does turns out to be trending.
Anybody out there have any good ideas? I'd love to hear from some big fans of Adele's, and also from those who don't like her (why don't you like her?). There has to be a reason behind this and frankly, I'm not sure anyone has a good answer. Maybe it's just one of those things...