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Adele has been crowned 2016’s biggest Youtube star


She’s worked non-stop this year, touring the world with her first live show since 2011, and winning countless awards for her album 25, but Adele is about to end the year the same way she began it; as The Winner.

Fresh off the back of Hello and the release of her album, Adele kicked off January 2016 at the top of the charts and primed to scoop gongs at The Brits, the Billboards, the Ivor Novello Awards and  more.

She also joined James Corden behind the wheel for the best Late, Late Show Carpool Karaoke episode we’ve ever seen, and that’s what’s earned the singer yet another accolade.

Blasting bloggers, vloggers and even Beyonce out of the water, Adele’s singalong video (which you can watch again below) has just been crowned the most popular video of the year on Youtube - globally.

Adele Carpool Karaoke

Revealed today in Youtube’s Rewind chart of the top 10 videos to sweep the platform this year (see the full list below), Adele and Corden’s 15-minute drive along has been viewed an incredible 136,790,631 times (at the time of writing).

Read more: Behind the scenes of Adele's Carpool Karaoke

Kicking off with Adele downing a full cup tea, the video sees the pair belting out Hello, Rolling In The Deep and Someone Like You, with the singer even rapping along to Nicki Minaj's Monster during the dive around London.

There was the brilliant Spice Girls Wannabe moment too, of course.

Adele rocks the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury 2016

Adele rocks the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury 2016

The news comes on the heels of Adele’s five Grammy Awards 2017 nominations, and on the same day she’s been confirmed as Billboard’s Top Artist for a record third time.

Having now sold an incredible 9.1 million copies of 25, Adele has beaten Justin Bieber, Drake, Beyonce and Rihanna to land the top spot.

Read more: Adele on postnatal depression and ‘brave’ child-free women

After a monster year, however, the star has said that she’ll now be taking it easy for a while on the career front, to focus on her private life.

While winding down her tour in Phoenix, Arizona last month, the outspoken singer also revealed that she may be planning to expand her family with partner Simon Konecki, candidly telling fans at the end of the show: “I’m going to go and have another baby.”

Watch the full playlist of Youtube’s top videos of 2016 below:



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