The singer's latest song 'Skyfall', which serves as the official theme for the upcoming James Bond movie of the same name, has scaled the Apple store's charts worldwide since going on release just hours ago.
The track was officially premiered and released at 0:07am UK time and has already gone straight to number one on the UK iTunes store.
It is currently number two on the US digital store, three in France, number one in Ireland and has claimed Top 10 placings across the globe.
'Skyfall' is expected to land a last-minute chart placing in the UK on Sunday evening, but faces competition from One Direction's 'Live While We're Young' and Rihanna's 'Diamonds' to get to the top.
If Adele claims a number one with 'Skyfall', she will become the first artist in UK music history to do so with a Bond theme.
The previous highest-charting Bond theme in the UK is Duran Duran's 'A View to a Kill', which reached number two in 1985.
Skyfall - which is the 23rd Bond movie - stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Ralph Fiennes and will be in cinemas from October 26. Watch the trailer below:
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