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The 3 Countries Where Adele Isn't No.1
To tell you they're sorry for breaking your heart, Adele. WHAT!? Adele didn't achieve world domination. She may be the biggest star in ALMOST every country in the world however three countries seem to disagree. They're too preoccupied with their own music tastes and Adele just isn't one of them. In 29 international markets, Adele managed to rank No.1 in 26 of them which is basically unheard of. She's the No.1 artist in 110 countries on iTunes worldwide except for three. '3' really isn't a magic number for this pop star. Despite her record breaking album '25' : 3 million copies of the album sold in the first week of American sales alone, being the biggest-selling album released since 2011, the most sold album yearly since 2004, and broke records in how quickly her European and North American tours sold out, Adele pretty much wins...99% of the time. Thanks to Fusion.com, data was collected to show that these countries have different chart toppers and their fans wouldn't want it any other way. These countries have another preference... South Korea Why they don't prefer Adele? KPOP! Its the Korean Pop sensation that seems to dominate the music tastes of the country. The singers are hot. The music makes you want to start dancing. The music videos are strangely mesmerizing. And you've never had a party without wanting to scream at the top of your lungs to the clever lyrics that most Americans don't understand (aka Gangnam Style anyone?). Also, one must take into consideration that Koreans chart differently than most other Western countries. They have : domestic album sales, international sales, and a synthesized chart. Fusion.com found that Adele may be winning over their international chart however her streaming and album sales in South Korea are no comparison to the outstanding domestic sales of KPOP within the country. Here are Korean's top albums: - "The Most Beautiful Life," Pt 2 by the Bangtan Boys - "MATRIX" by B.A.P. - "Dear Santa - X Mas Special" by Girls Generation TTS Japan Why they don't prefer Adele? Japanese only track physical sold copies and as of now, Adele has only sold enough to make her the 7th highest album as of Dec. 7, 2015. Japanese also love KPOP but they're not as influential. It's also important to take note that digital downloads in the Japan music market outsell albums by 400% according to Fusion's research. Here are the following albums that have outsold Adele : - "For You" by Infinite - "Chandelier" by Black Number - "Sight of Blue" by Motohiro Hata Greece Why they don't prefer Adele? Blame it on the way they chart. They tracked how many '25' albums were shipped into the country instead of how many albums were sold total. Talk about bizarre. Even with Greece's adoration for American and British music, Adele only hit the No. 2 spot on Greek charts. They may track domestic and foreign music sales however their marks are harshly skewed. Sorry, Adele. The data didn't help you. Here are the albums that topped Adele: - "Ap' To Vorra Mehri to Noto" by Vasilis Karras - "M' Agapouses Ki Anthize" by Eleanora Zouganeli - "Nikos Vertis" by Nikos Vertis So really, other than MAYBE South Korea, Adele has won over everyone except for KPOP fans. There's always next time, Adele.
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Style Star Spotlight: Lily Collins
Lily Collins, the daughter of Phil Collins, is a fresh-faced actress with a killer personal style. The chic brit has a polished fashion sense with just enough cutesy girly elements offset by cooler details that keep her looking modern. Find out how to mimic the it brit's style below! Dresses with contrasting collars The adorable star keeps her looks prim and proper in true English fashion with high neck collars that pop against sweet little dresses. Whether going for an Audrey Hepburn feel or a totally mod vibe, a contrasting collar draws our focus back up to her beautiful face. Cropped and cuffed skinny jeans. When Collins is keeping it casual on the streets, she always cuffs her skinny jeans to give them an extra style boost, and perhaps to flatter her petite frame. Her go-to day off look is a pair of skinny jeans cuffed or rolled above the ankle, and a slouchy sweater or tee and cool jacket, finished with a pair of flats or flat booties. Body-hugging pencil skirts. The actress creates the illusion of curves with bodycon pencil skirts that draw attention to her hips while nipping in at her tiny waist. Whether with a tiny crop top for a sexier look or with a looser top tucked in, Collins knows how to make the fitted style work. Sequins and sparkles. Collins dresses up simple and casual silhouettes with stripes of sequins and paillette-covered fabric. Paired with a modest sleeve and in a modern print, the otherwise girly detail looks sophisticated and fashion-forward. We can't all have her famous parents and striking face, but at the very least we can all have Lily Collins' look.