Adele’s ‘Hello’ Gets Reaction From Lionel Richie, Remix From Rick Ross

Adele’s “Hello” has been shattering records when it comes to having the most video views, downloads, and projected single sales. There’s no doubt that the song is also eliciting some responses from some of her musical contemporaries.

Now that Adele’s “Hello” video has premiered last Friday, everyone has been wondering what Lionel Richie’s thoughts are on the song. The original “Hello” singer has been linked to Adele ever since the blue-eyed singer teased her new single earlier this month. One fan even mashed up Adele’s “Hello” video with Lionel Richie’s “Hello” video.

Lionel Richie
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Even Richie was amused by the mashup of his video with hers. The Commodores alum shared clips of the hilarious video on his Instagram page. In the first clip, he included the caption, “Hello @adele is it me you’re looking for…#hello.” Richie then followed up with another clip from the mashup in which he sings, “Is it me you’re looking for?” and Adele hangs up on him.

Nicole Richie’s father has finally reacted to Adele’s “Hello” at Du Jour’s celebration for his new accessories line at PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown in New York City. He told the magazine that he hasn’t gotten over social media’s reaction over their very similar tracks.

“I was so amazed, everyone said, ‘Lionel, Adele is doing your song ‘Hello,’ and I said, ‘No, she’s not,’ and all of a sudden I heard ‘Hello.’ Well, it was the best spoof ever because it gave me an opportunity to go in and play. So when I Instagrammed back and said, ‘Hello is it me you’re looking for?'”

Despite the similarities in track titles, Richie admitted that Adele’s version is all her own.

“But it’s Adele. Even though she didn’t cover the song but the word ‘Hello.’ Automatically everyone called me on the phone and said she used ‘Hello,’ and I said, ‘ Well, I kind of own Hello, haha.’ But not to the point where it’s any kind of problem. I’ll loan ‘Hello’ to Adele.”

Not only has Adele’s “Hello” received reaction from the original “Hello” singer, but it’s already getting its very own remix. Rick Ross gave a very bizarre remix of the British singer’s new song. It’s not really a remix. The rapper added a few strange verses such as, “I miss you kissing on my lips,” and “from the poorest to the richest.” He also added this lyric, which has nothing to do with the song, “Invited to the Grammys/but I feel so out of place.”

Rick took to Twitter to announce his remix of Adele’s “Hello.” He included the tweet, “Salute Adele. I remixed her vibe. #anotherone #RenzelRemixes #Hello.” The random remix is part of Rick’s Renzel Remixes series, where he adds his verses to another artist’s song, asking his fans what they want him to remix next.

Rick Ross Remixes Adele's 'Hello'
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Maybe Rick Ross wanted to cash in on Adele’s success since it appears “Hello” seems to be doing well. Music analysts predict “Hello” will rack up over 900,000 downloads in its first week alone. It will easily surpass Flo Rida’s “Right Round,” which racked up over 636,000 copies in its first seven days.

Not to mention, Adele’s “Hello” will also make its No. 1 debut on Billboard’s “Hot 100” list next week. It’s already sitting pretty at No. 1 on Apple’s iTunes Charts. And, it’s already breaking streaming records on Spotify. It broke one day streaming records on the streaming service by having over 1.88 million plays in the U.S. It immediately went to the top of Spotify’s Global Top 50 list.

“Hello” shattered records in the U.K. by having over 673,000 plays within its first day. It’s not so shocking since Adele’s fans have been waiting years for some new music from their idol.

What are your thoughts on the Adele and Lionel Richie mashup? What do you think of Rick Ross’ “Hello” remix? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.

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