Adele's 'Someone Like You' Named Most Downloaded Single As New Chart Milestone Reached

10 April 2013, 11:37

The music industry also saw the one billionth single downloaded this week.

Adele's hit single 'Someone Like You' has been named the most downloaded single in UK history, as the country reached a new milestone of one billion downloads.

The 'Rolling In The Deep' singer's 2011 hit, which helped fuel her album '21' to international success, tops a list of the most downloaded songs in the country, followed closely by Maroon 5's 'Moves Like Jagger' and Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used To Know'.

With the ten year anniversary of legal downloads in the UK now approaching this week saw the one billionth single downloaded this week, marking a new milestone in music history.

Other artists to feature on the top ten most downloaded singles include contributions from Jessie J, LMFAO, Carly Rae Jepsen and Black Eyed Peas.

Check out a picture of Adele on the cover of the new Elle magazine below (Credit: Thomas Whiteside/Elle):

'Someone Like You' topped the Vodafone Big Top 40 upon its release two years ago.