"Set Fire to the Rain" is a song by British singer-songwriter Adele from her second studio album 21. Written by Adele and Fraser T Smith and produced by Smith, the power ballad was released as the second single from the album in Europe. It was released as the third single in the United Kingdom on 4 July 2011, where the song has peaked at number 11. The song has peaked at number one in Belgium, Poland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and the United States. The song has charted within the top 10 of Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa and Switzerland. "Set Fire to the Rain" was released on 21 November 2011 as 21's third official single in the United States, and has since peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is the third consecutive number-one single of the same album; the last female singer who achieved this was Katy Perry in 2010 when "Firework" hit number one. Adele is the first female British artist in history to have three consecutive US number ones. With "Rolling in the Deep", "Someone Like You" and "Set Fire to the Rain" Adele logged a total of 14 weeks atop of the Hot 100, this is the most number of weeks at number one a British female artist has had from the same album. The song received a nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, which wil be held on 10th February 2013.
The song was covered by Karmin.