Adele is Setting Billboard Records on 'Fire'
Adele is picking up where she left off in 2011 as her song Set Fire to the Rain has dethroned Rihanna's We Found Love from the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart while accomplishing a historic feat in the process.
According to Billboard.com, Set Fire to the Rain is the third single from Adele's 21, which still leads the Billboard 200 album chart 17 weeks strong. Her two previous singles, Rolling in the Deep and Someone Like You, have also reached the top of the Hot 100 while 21 was number one on the Billboard 200, allowing Adele to become the first artist to have led the Billboard 200 simultaneously with three Hot 100 number one singles.
Only nine artists had ever came close to pulling off the rare feat of having their singles and album atop both charts concurrently, with Usher being the most recent with the songs Yeah and Burn, both from his chart-topping album Confessions in 2004.