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The Big Adele Infographic – Her Record-Breaking Reign In Mind-Boggling Numbers

Well, what a big week Adele had last week. It was QUITE the record breaker for our girl from Tottenham, whose third album 25 took over the entire world. She kicked Oasis to the kerb! '25' took almost half of ALL album sales in the UK on its day of release! There's now a copy in 3% of all homes in Britain! That one is actually way more impressive if you properly think about it. Anyway, here are some more mega numbers behind Adele's massive week in music.

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The Gallows Humour Of Bored And Angry Adele Fans Enduring The #adeletickets Fiasco

At 9am this morning Adele lovers cyber-queued for fanclub tickets to her 12 UK dates in 2016 and were left waiting for hours – even after the prized tickets had sold out. Fans took to social media to vent their frustration at the countdown timer, which for many fans would time out every 40 seconds and start all over again. The result? #adeletickets, a trending topic that mined just about every Adele meme out there. Here are its best bits, from before the sales started to the bitter, bitter end.

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Coldplay's Beyoncé Collaboration 'Hymn For The Weekend' Is Their Least Coldplay-Sounding Song Yet

If you’re aware of 'Hymn For The Weekend''s backstory, you’d be forgiven for approaching it with a sense of dread. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin recently explained that in its original form, the track was inspired by a mix of Flo Rida songs and DJ Snake/Lil Jon's ‘Turn Down For What’. “I thought I'd like to have a song called 'Drinks On Me' where you sit on the side of a club and buy everyone drinks because you’re so fucking cool.”

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