Friday, April 12, 2024

Adele’s “Hello” Knocked off Number 1 Perch by “Voice” Contestant Singing Queen Song



Adele’s number 1 song for almost three weeks has been knocked off its perch at number on iTunes.

The new number 1? A cover of Queen’s “Somebody to Love” by Jordan Smith, a contestant on “The Voice.”

I guess it had to happen eventually.

Adele’s “25” album is still number 1. But over at hitsdailydouble, the album sales may have slowed this week. Look for an update to see if “25” sold more than 400,000 copies this week.

Here’s previously unknown Jordan Smith. He does a great imitation of Freddie Mercury.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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