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Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" Tops Seven Million; Gotye's Hit Marks Unusual Milestones

Columbia RecordsAdele's song "Rolling in the Deep" just keeps on rolling when it comes to sales.  Yahoo!'s Chart Watch blog reports that the track has now become only the second song in history to hit the seven million mark in digital sales. 

The only other song that's ever sold that many is the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling."  That song hit the seven million mark in March of 2011, but it took 93 weeks to do it.  Adele's hit did it in 67.

Elsewhere on the chart, Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" is the current #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.  That makes Goyte, whose birth name is Wally De Backer, the first artist born in Belgium to score a #1 hit since 1963, since Jeanine Deckers, who performed as The Singing Nun -- and who really was a nun -- scored with the song "Dominique." 

Gotye was born in Belgium but he moved to Australia at age two.  As a result, Billboard says he's also the first Australian artist to reach #1 since Savage Garden did it in 2000 with "I Knew I Loved You."  Additionally, he's the first solo Australian artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 since Olivia Newton-John did it in 1981 with "Physical."

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