"Chasing Pavements" is the second single from soul singer Adele. Adele performed the song on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on 7 December 2007. It was released digitally in Ireland on 13 January 2008 and entered the Irish singles chart at number 26 through download sales alone. Having received a physical release, the single then leaped 19 places to number seven, where it peaked. On 20 January, the single entered at number two in the UK singles chart on downloads alone. "Chasing Pavements" was the 27th best selling single of 2008 in the UK, with over 280,000 sales. The song was performed by Melissa Benoist on the episode The New Rachel of Glee.
It was featured in three episodes of Hollyoaks. The first was in a concluding scene of Hannah Ashworth's anorexia. The second was in a beginning scene of Charlie Dean's custody battle. The third was in a scene showing Dominic Reilly reflecting on Tina McQueen talking to him, which was aired on 15 October. The song was also featured in Wild Child, starring Emma Roberts and the late Natasha Richardson and TV shows such as 90210 and Glee. Adele performed "Chasing Pavements" along with "Cold Shoulder" on Saturday Night Live on 18 October 2008. The B-side to the single, "That's It, I Quit, I'm Movin' On", is an acoustic cover of a Sam Cooke song. It's Adele's first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and has sold over 1,200,000 digital copies as of October 2011.
"Chasing Pavements" won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Grammy Award for Song of the Year.File Hashes
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