5 Lunchtime Links: Adele’s ‘Hello’ breaks download record in first week and more

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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, Adele performs during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. NBC said Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, that the singer will tape a concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall in November, to be shown in a one-hour prime-time special on Dec. 14. The Grammy Award-winner just released her new song "Hello" with a full album upcoming. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, Adele performs during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. NBC said Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, that the singer will tape a concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall in November, to be shown in a one-hour prime-time special on Dec. 14. The Grammy Award-winner just released her new song "Hello" with a full album upcoming. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

In this Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, Adele performs during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. NBC said Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, that the singer will tape a concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in November, to be shown in a one-hour prime-time special on Dec. 14. The Grammy Award-winner just released her new song “Hello” with a full album upcoming. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

1. Adele’s “Hello” becomes first song downloaded over a million times in one week.

Adele did another thing that no one has ever done before when she sold 1.11 million copies of her new single “Hello” from album “25” during the first week since its Oct. 23 release. Although the British singer has had several Billboard Hot 100 singles “Hello” is the first to debut at No. 1. The song’s video also broke Vevo’s views record previously held by Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.”

2. Snoopy gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Snoopy proved once and for all who really is man’s best friend when the beloved Beagle’s Hollywood Star on the Walk of Fame was placed beside his late creator’s Charles Schulz. Created 65 years ago, Snoopy and his “Peanuts” friends will star in the new upcoming “The Peanuts Movie.”

3. Austin’s November drinking events calendar is here.

Trying to fill up your November planner? Check out this month’s drinking events calendar including events like a Bond-themed premiere party at the Bullock Texas State History Museum and a pizza and beer anniversary party at Pinthouse. You can’t really go wrong working any one of these events into your weekend.

Also take a look at this week’s free events around the city.

4. Kendall Jenner to walk in “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.”

The modeling career of Kim Kardashian’s younger but much taller sister Kendall Jenner has really taken flight. E! News reports that Jenner will join the ranks of models like Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks as a Victoria’s Secret angel in the 2015 “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” to air on CBS on Dec. 8.

5. Archers of Loaf to replace Desaparecidos at Fun Fun Fun Fest.

Fun Fun Fun Fest has found a replacement for Desaparecidos after the band canceled their tour and Fun Fun Fun Fest appearance when singer Conor Oberst was hospitalized for laryngitis, anxiety and exhaustion. North Carolinian indie rock group Archers of Loaf will take the weekend’s spot and reunite after a decade-long semi-hiatus.


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