I'm going to bumrush the Grammys a la Kanye West and tell the world how she had the best album of this century. Can somebody tell me why these white girls are making better r&b than half of these sistas? I'm talking to you Beyonce Trolls, Skeri Failson, Riyawna.
Whatchu talkin 'bout? The break @ 3:25 is the most beautiful piece of music I've heard in recent memory.
Get it girl!
She is giving me Aretha Franklin with this one.
You're just a ball of yarn and this pussy is done playing with you
I am in love with this one too:
^Meh, I gotta be in the mood to listen to that one, 9 times outta 10 I skip over it.
Do you notice how she has stepped up her vocal game this time around? Last time she was giving me Peggy Lee, this time she's channeling Pat Benetar or Dusty Springfield. Go gurl! I'm enjoying these new colors to her voice, not that she wasn't vocally brilliant last time around.
You're just a ball of yarn and this pussy is done playing with you
I love Adele's Rolling in the Deep, so I hope she wins a Grammy.
Number one album at our house, it is so hard not to listen to something so amazing and great. Love this girl.
You're just a ball of yarn and this pussy is done playing with you
I really enjoy Adele's music. So refreshing that she's not some auto-tuned/lip-synching bafoon like so many that are in the Top 40 these days.
She's super talented. One of the smartest decisions the Grammys made in the last few years (besides rightfully stiffing Justin Bieber for Esperanza) was anointing Adele Best New Artist over the now embarrassing Jonas Brothers et al.
He's a spoiled, overgrown child who needs to be in a rehab center maturing, not on top of the charts getting more of the ego-stroking that made him think it's ok to beat up pretty island girls.
His album has two or three hit songs and the rest is filler.
You're just a ball of yarn and this pussy is done playing with you
A fellow JUBber introduced me to her music. She now has a new fan! She is awesome!
one of the best, truest artists out there. absolutely love her. greatness all around in lyrics, voice, and melody.
must you soil every thread?
it must be truly sad searching the internet endlessly to come up with any crumb to try and make WH seem relevant. we know her voice now currently is no match for Adele's. Her voice is"It's Not Right But It's Ok"
this mash up is meh. WH can no longer sing. she would be struggling to keep up with Adele.
Adele's "21" album not only returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (up two spots), but also becomes the first to sell more than a million copies this year.
Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) started the 11th week of its U.K. reign this past Sunday to achieve the longest consecutive run at No. 1 for a studio album by a solo artist in British chart history. .
"21" also recorded sales in excess of 100,000 last week for the 11th week in a row. Elvis Presley twice recorded longer runs at the U.K. album summit than Adele's current sequence, but with soundtrack releases: 17 weeks at No. 1 for "Blue Hawaii" in 1962 and 12 for "G.I. Blues" the year before. "21," certified seven-times platinum for U.K. shipments of 2.1 million, has now topped the U.K. chart for longer than any album since the Bob Marley and the Wailers compilation "Legend" led the way for its first 12 weeks on the chart from May to August 1984.
Adele's previous album "19" was, however, nudged out of the No. 2 spot on the new chart by U.K. starlet Katy B's debut set "On A Mission" (Rinse Recordings/Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). "21" moved down to No. 3.
Adele holds at No. 1 on UK album, single charts
LONDON | Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:37am EDT
LONDON (Reuters) - British singer-songwriter Adele maintained her grip on both the U.K. single and album charts, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.
The Grammy-winning singer's single "Someone Like You" led the field for a third week; her second album "21" has been number one for seven weeks. To add to her dominance, her debut album "19" remained in fourth spot.
The weekly sales for "21" more than doubled those of its nearest rival "Build A Rocket Boys," the latest release from alternative rock band Elbow. R.E.M. came in at No. 5 with "Collapse Into Now."
On the singles scene, Jessie J remained at No. 2 with "Price Tag," while R&B singer Rihanna stayed at No. 3 with "S&M," and Lady Gaga was unchanged at No. 4 with "Born This Way." U.S. rapper Wiz Khalifa started at No. 5 with his debut single "Black And Yellow," a recent American chart-topper.
Adele's '21' Marks Sixth Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200
It's a sleepy post-Easter week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as there isn't a single debut in the top 10 -- the first time that has happened since the tally dated Jan. 22. And, not a single album posts a sales gain in the top 40. Things should brighten up next week, once a bevy of new sets from the likes of Beastie Boys and Jennifer Lopez reach the tally.
Meanwhile, at No. 1 this week -- again -- is Adele's "21," marking its sixth non-consecutive week atop the tally (124,000; down 19% according to Nielsen SoundScan). It's just the fifth album by a woman in the last 10 years to earn as many weeks at No. 1. Since 2001, the only other female solo albums with six weeks in the penthouse are: Taylor Swift's "Fearless" (11 weeks) and "Speak Now" (six), Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" and Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" (both with six).
Adele kicks off North American tour with emotional show
(Rolling Stone) -- When Adele finished a soaring rendition of "Hometown Glory" to open her set at Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club last night -- the kickoff gig for her North American tour -- she did a mini-curtsy and took a long swig from a teacup.
"I'm really, really, really nervous," she told the mostly female sell-out crowd. "The last time I was here, the guy who inspired '21' was with me."The assembled roared in solidarity.
It was the beginning of a non-stop monologue that continued between the set's 16 songs, drawn mostly from "21," the deeply personal break-up album that has sold 1.5 million copies this year.
It seemed that if she stopped talking, even for a moment, the emotions that clearly simmered just below the surface might explode. Her fans could easily have filled a venue much larger than the 1,200-capacity club -- as, clearly, could her voice. But Adele's nerves might not be ready for anything less intimate.
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Wearing a high-belted black dress and standing mostly still on a set seemingly designed to look like a retro London flat, with Persian rugs and two dozen vintage lampshades dangling at various heights, Adele belted out her heartache in song after earnest song.
The material might have turned grating or repetitive in the hands of a lesser talent, but the 23-year-old Brit's reservoir is so deep and the passion so palpable that it's hard to take your eyes off her.
"I don't know why I get so hot -- it's not like I'm dancing like Beyoncé," she quipped after the particularly melancholic "Don't You Remember" before releasing a signature laugh-honk and moving on to gabbing about the royal wedding.
"I liked the kissing bit best," she said. "They just seemed like any boyfriend and girlfriend."
"Turning Tables," one of the angrier tracks on 21, was given a smart, spare arrangement that highlighted the power of Adele's voice, which carried effortlessly into the high rafters, pulling goosebumps from hundreds of arms -- and more than a few tears.
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One of the night's biggest ovations came when the singer introduced her cover of "If It Hadn't Been for Love," by bluegrass band the Steeldrivers.
"It's about shooting your wife," she said. "I'm not condoning it, but I want to shoot a few f***ing men in my life."
When she played the re-imagined cover of the Cure's "Lovesong" from 21, she mentioned that the arrangement was originally written for Barbra Streisand, who passed on it.
She went on to list her "favorites" as Streisand, Bette Midler, Etta James, and June Carter -- a list that accurately reflects Adele's own potent mix of soul and schmaltz.
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As the set wound down, it was clear the weight was lifting off her shoulders.
"I can't believe I've managed to wear my high heels throughout the whole show!" she blurted before launching into "Someone Like You," perhaps the most devastating song on 21, in which she confronts her former lover's marriage.
"Nevermind, I'll find someone like you/I wish nothing but the best for you too," she sang with shaking hands. "Don't forget me, I beg."
Returning for a triumphant encore -- "The shoes are off!" she declared -- Adele didn't so much deliver her propulsive, bitter signature hit "Rolling in the Deep" as introduce it. This time, her booming voice was just the loudest in a sing-along in which her thousand-plus tribe shared the cathartic joy of acceptance and resilience.
Adele, in all her pop-culture referencing, quippy glory, delivers that as well as anyone.
It is good to remember "19" every once and while. "Chasing Pavements," "Hometown Glory" and "Cold Shoulder" paved the way for a great sophomore album.
Her voice is so pure !!!
She's a breath of fresh air considering 90% of the music out there lacks melody, is over produced and sung by people with minimal vocal talent. She brought real music back, and I hope she inspires others to do the same!
My favourite song at the moment is One and Only, although the whole album is great. I love watching her do live performances.
I also love hearing her talk about crispy tissues and anal lube at the start of this performance LOL
This woman knows how to sing with her heart.
ONE AND ONLY is her best !!! Hands down
Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" claims a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 19) on Billboard.com, while Lady Gaga's "The Edge of Glory" soars in at No. 3.
"Rolling in the Deep" strengthens its lock atop the chart with Airplay Gainer honors for a third consecutive week and the Digital Gainer award for the second time in four weeks. The song rises 3-2 on Radio Songs (118 million in audience, up 19%, according to Nielsen BDS) and logs a second frame atop Digital Songs with its highest weekly sum to-date (353,000 downloads sold, up 20%, according to Nielsen SoundScan).
As previously reported, Adele's "21" dominates the Billboard 200 for an eighth week, while "Rolling in the Deep" sets the weekly plays record in its third frame in charge of the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart.
Adele's '21' breaks US album chart record
Adele is on course to spend a ninth week on top of the Billboard 200 chart next week with her second album 21.
The 'Someone Like You' star broke records earlier in the week by spending an eighth week at number one, giving her the longest album reign in the US since early 2009.
The feat also means that Adele is the only British act in over 20 years to remain at the top for a sustained period of time since George Michael's Faith spent 12 non-consecutive weeks at number one in 1987/88.
According to Billboard, the 23-year-old singer is looking to manage another week at the top with predicted sales of 55,000. However, it is expected that the record-breaker will not be able to fight off competition from Lady GaGa, who will release her highly-anticipated Born This Way album on Tuesday.
Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' has also spent its second week at number one on the US Hot 100 chart.
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She had to have her heart broken -- twice -- to break the charts, but Adele is not about to let fame to go her head. As she begins a U.S. tour, the singer opens up about the heartache behind her music, the danger of fan mail, and why she thinks singer is too big a word for her.
By Aaron Hicklin
Meeting Adele can be discombobulating. She's a global sensation whose latest album, 21, has broken records left, right, and center, but to call her a pop star seems, somehow, to miss the point of someone so lacking in ego, so resolutely determined to downplay her celebrity -- even when that someone is the first living artist since the Beatles, in 1964, to have had two albums and two singles in the British top 5. "I always say I'm a singing lady, rather than a singer," says Adele. "Singer is a big word for me. My interpretation of a singer is Etta James and Carole King and Aretha Franklin."
It is a sunny day in Amsterdam, and Adele is in her pajamas, her long hair splayed out around her head, a cigarette dangling from one hand (she smokes 20 a day). Boats float by on the canal just below us; on one, a trio of adolescent girls starts squawking, "Are you Adele?" and collapse into gasps and sighs when she flashes them a corroborating smile. Later, she will perform to a frenzied crowd in Paradiso, a converted church booked before it was clear that she could fill venues many times the size. It's a story that's been repeated across Europe: venues too small to accommodate her exploding career. "We're playing Shepherd's Bush in London, and I didn't even think I'd sell that out," she says of the 2,000-capacity venue. "It went in about 10 seconds. It's still hard to take it all in. Every now and then I wonder when it's going to slow down." She says she's lost a few friends "who just don't get it and treat me weird," but that she has managed to maintain her identity and keep sight of the things that count. "I've met people I admire, and people I don't admire who are completely affected by their success, and I fucking hate them," she says. "There's so many people who believe their own hype and treat people like shit, and if I was ever like that I would absolutely stop doing what I'm doing for a while and go and find myself again. I find it grotesque when people change because of it, but maybe it's because they're not as good at keeping in contact with the people who love them for a reason."
It may be premature to claim that Adele stands comparison with any of her idols, but at 23, it's clear that she is something special. She wrote her breakout single, "Hometown Glory," in 10 minutes -- when she was 16 -- after a row with her mom, who wanted her to leave home for university. It was released in 2007, just 500 copies, in vinyl. Two years later she walked away from the 2009 Grammys clutching two awards -- for Best New Artist and for her single "Chasing Pavements." Her shoes were off and her belt was undone when the announcement was made. "I had just come back from the toilet, so my Spanx weren't even all the way up," she recalls. "Then I won Best New Artist, and it was like time slowed down, and I was hovering over myself, pissing myself laughing. It was amazing."
British singer Adele has scrapped the remaining nine dates of her sold-out North American tour due to laryngitis.
She already had postponed five shows under doctor's orders following her recent diagnosis. While resting in Los Angeles, she met with an Otolaryngology specialist who determined it was imperative that she take the next few weeks to recover.
"I'm really frustrated. I was hoping with a weeks rest I'd be better to sing again straight away," she said in a statement Friday. "However there is absolutely nothing I can do but take the doctor's advice and rest some more. I'm so sorry. See you soon, love Adele."
Plans to reschedule the cancelled tour dates will be provided when available.
I'm sorry rolling in the deep is just fantastic..A group did a cover of this at my school..Needless to say Justice needs to be brought to them
Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" continues ruling the airwaves as it slides onto the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at No. 100. The singer, who announced the cancellation of her remaining U.S. tour dates due to laryngitis today (June 3), saw the first single from sophomore album "21" receive over a dozen spins each from San Francisco station KBLX and KMEL. The track still sits atop the Hot 100 and Mainstream Top 40 charts for a 4th week, and stays at No. 18 on the Rock Songs chart.
Adele's Still 'Deep' Atop Hot 100
Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" claims a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (June 9) on Billboard.com, while Coldplay's "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" charges in as the chart's top new entry.
"Rolling in the Deep" spends a second week atop Radio Songs (150 million in audience, up 5%, according to Nielsen BDS). The multi-format hit rewrites the weekly plays record (5,069) on Adult Pop Songs, where it reigns for a fifth week, tops Pop Songs for a second week and bullets at No. 3 on Adult Contemporary and No. 18 on Rock Songs. "Rolling in the Deep" additionally continues making inroads at urban radio, rising 100-82 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
On Digital Songs, "Deep" logs a fifth frame at No. 1 (244,000 downloads sold, down 4%, according to Nielsen SoundScan).
Adele’s quiet power amid the pop girl riot
Imagine the pop music marketplace in summer 2011 as an extravagant, glitzy party, a bacchanal in a Vegas ballroom. Mirror balls spin as the sonic bombast pushes into the sparkling throng, lasers cutting the space with red, dancers laughing and screaming, reckless joy and cocktails flying.
The women are dressed in their richest peacock best. There's Lady Gaga in a deconstructed Christian Lacroix gown, Rihanna's in a corner wearing S&M leather, Katy Perry with her skirt so short that it could be a belt, Beyoncé's beauty shining and Ke$ha in a leopard print something-or-other.
Into this chaos glides Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, alone, with a show-stopping grace and penetrating green eyes, full-figured and fearless, in an elegant evening gown and a string of pearls, unconcerned with eclipsing the princesses and queens. So self-assured as to silence the room, all heads turning, her presence negating the rhinestones and ridiculousness. Whispers.
That's one way to understand British singer Adele's breathtaking arrival into America's consciousness over the last three years. Another way is to play her “Rolling in the Deep” — No.1 on the singles chart for the fifth straight week — very loud and listen to a pearl of a pop song that combines essential ingredients of the Western popular music canon. So much funky, dynamic unity drives “Rolling in the Deep” that after it's over you want to hear it again because it'll be a different kind of great next time around.
The song's a humming machine of R&B: the strummed acoustic guitar opening, that thumping rock 'n' roll rhythm, the claps, the choir doing call-and-response in the background, the teeny curlicue of guitar that sneaks in from time to time, the bass occupying the “deep” of the title, the counterpoint piano punctuating as if from a Memphis church, snare drum, not sounding chaotic like so much of Gaga's “Born This Way” but offered with an effortless confidence. (Another metaphor: If pop music is an automobile, Lady Gaga fancies herself a souped-up Ed “Big Daddy” Roth two-seater muscle car, and Adele is a black Cadillac sedan, so comfortable on the inside.)
That's no small feat coming from a young British singer, born in North London to a teenage mother in 1988 and discovered on MySpace in 2007. Along with the dear (chemically) departed Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone (currently working with Mick Jagger), and Welsh singer Duffy and her curiously strong pipes, Adele is part of a small group of female British singers who over the past half-decade have drawn from vocalists as diverse as Mary J. Blige, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin and Ann Peebles to create new soul music.
Yey! Adele is back at #1
...Columbia/Epic Label Group Chairman Rob Stringer says of Adele's success: "Adele is the real deal... She writes, is a fantastic singer and in total control... It just goes to show you don’t have to sell your soul to be successful... the public responds when it gets something authentic."
Yes Adele's "21" returns, as expected, to the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a tenth non-consecutive week (114,000; down 5%) and Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" falls to No. 2 (100,000; down 42%).
Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" continues to roll at No. 1 (224,000; down 8%) On the Hot 100.
Adele's "21" has sold 2,209,533 copies in the US so far making it the biggest seller this year!
Rick Rubin on Why Adele's Hot Streak Is 'Just Beginning'
As Adele's "21" enjoys its tenth non-consecutive week atop the Billboard 200 -- though it's projected to be knocked out this week by the "Hell: The Sequel" debut by Bad Meets Evil (Eminem and Royce da 5'9") -- Rick Rubin says he doesn't think the British singer and songwriter's sophomore album has peaked yet.
"Really, we are just on our first single ('Rolling in the Deep,' with 'Someone Like You' just coming out in the U.S.) and we think there are probably five, so I think it's just the beginning," Rubin, who produced five tracks on "21" -- including Adele's remake of the Cure's "Lovesong" -- and is also co-chairman of Columbia Records, Adele's label, tells Billboard.com. "And she's barely toured at all, so really it's in the baby stages. I think it's a beautiful album that we're all really proud of, and it's amazing that it's connecting with people in the way that it is and we just hope it continues to do so."
Rubin says that the success of "21" -- which is double-platinum in the U.S. and this year's top-selling album so far at more than seven million copies worldwide -- has surpassed any of his expectations, and he chalks it up to the simple appeal of Adele as an artist. "She is an incredible singer," he notes. "She bares her soul in her songwriting, and it's the real thing...She uses her vocal instrument in a way that we don't get to hear a lot. What she is doing, it's a very pure expression of herself and it resonates with people. There is no trickery involved. It's a really honest album."
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Here are Adele's rescheduled North American tour dates:
Aug. 9: Vancouver, B.C. (Orpheum Theatre)
Aug. 11: Troutdale, Oreg. (Edgefield)
Aug. 12: Seattle, Wash. (Paramount Theatre)
Aug. 14: Berkeley, Calif. (The Greek Theatre)
Aug. 15: Los Angeles, Calif. (The Greek Theatre)
Aug. 17: Los Angeles, Calif. (The Palladium)
Aug. 18: San Diego, Calif. (Open Air Theater)
Aug. 20: Las Vegas, Nev. (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)
Aug. 21: Salt Lake City, Utah (Gallivan Center)
Aug. 24: Saint Paul, Minn. (Theater at Xcel Energy Center)
Oct. 7: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata Spa & Resort)
Oct. 8: Durham, N.C. (Durham Performing Arts Center)
Oct. 10: Nashville, Tenn. (Ryman Auditorium)
Oct. 11: Asheville, N.C. (Thomas Wolfe Auditorium)
Oct. 13: Orlando, Fla. (Hard Rock Live)
Oct. 14: Miami, Fla. (Waterfront Theater at American Airlines Arena)
Oct. 16: Atlanta, Ga. (Fox Theatre)
Oct. 18: Spring, Tex. (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
Oct. 19: Austin, Tex. (Frank Erwin Center)
Oct. 21: Grand Prairie, Tex. (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie)
I do not like one track from this chick.
And I am all about the Leona Lewis', the Amy Whinos, the Lily Allens (Not saying they are the same but I love them)
All that I need to love her is a hot dance beat behind the track and there is a lot of that floating around.
Basically if her album sounded like this I would all over her
I'm disappointed she isn't rescheduling in MN, I bought tickets to the show here before it was cancelled.
Adele hits the dance floor....
Adele - Set Fire To The Rain (Plastic Plates Remix)