photos Sarah Jones/Wal Reid
photo Wal Reid at Bays album launch with Joe, Toby, Vic & Ben form Libel Music
photo Sarah Jones with Dallas aka Joe
Freddy’s Drop register their fourth #1 album and their fourth to enter the chart at #1. Bays follows Based On A True Story, Dr Boondigga And The Big BW and Blackbird meaning Fat Freddys Drop have 20 weeks accrued at #1 across all four titles.
Photo Sarah Jones with Jetlag Johnson
Adele’s Hello is her fifth NZ hit single, all peaking Top 10. Her other NZ #1, Someone Like You, held for 5 weeks. Upcoming album 25 is the follow up to 21, the longest-running #1 ever in New Zealand with 38 weeks (non-consecutive) in a 184-week chart run which only ended in February this year. 21 was the highest-selling album for both 2011 and 2012. Last time a track called Hello was #1 was Lionel Richie for a week in 1984.