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photos Sarah Jones/Wal Reid

photo Wal Reid at Bays album launch with Joe, Toby, Vic & Ben form Libel Music

New Zealand is the first country in the world to announce Adele’s global sensation single ‘Hello’ is number 1, as local heroes, Fat Freddys’ Drop new album BAYS claims the number 1 album spot!

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.