Adele Someone Like You, Live Lounge Special pt6
Adele Someone Like You, Live Lounge Special pt6
Adele finds her voice again as she lines up judging role on The Voice
Adele is set to return to the stage after recovering from a bout of laryngitis as she is rumoured to up for a role as a judge on new talent show The Voice.
The star has been banned from performing for the past month under doctor's orders but has now been given a clean bill of health.
This means Adele will fit enough to perform at London's iTunes Festival tomorrow (July 7).
She told Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles: 'It's basically a hole in your vocal cord but I sang through it so that's why it popped. I'm better now, it's fine, I got the all-clear.'
Adele was forced to cancel her North American tour in early June due to laryngitis and also had to turn down a duet with Beyoncé at Glastonbury.
The news comes as reports emerge that she's a hot contender to join the judging panel of BBC1's X Factor rival, The Voice.
Cee Lo, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton have already been confirmed as judges.
Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue have also been touted as guest judges.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: 'Her style and look is also very different to that of Cheryl Cole, so if we could get them both on board it would be fantastic.'
Adele has kept tight-lipped about the show but did reveal to Moyles she had something 'big' planned.
'There's a possibility I'm doing something quite big next year – I've got a meeting about it on Friday.'
Meanwhile, Someone like You has become the first single of the decade to sell over one million copies.
Adele's hit song becomes one of only sixteen singles since 2000 to hit one million sales.
Poker Face by Lady Gaga and I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas were the last two singles.
Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/music/868476-...#ixzz1RKuPmRtW
Adele replaces Eminem with biggest selling digital album
She outsells Eminem just a week after he sold one million Recovery downloads…
Adele has surpassed Eminem just one week after he became the first artist to sell one million downloads of an album in the US.
Eminem broke the record with Recovery in early July, just pipping Adele to the title – at the time, her 21 album was just eight thousand downloads behind with sales of 992,000.
But now the Rolling In The Deep songstress has hit the million mark and surpassed the rapper to have the highest ever digital sales for an LP.
It took Recovery just over a year to make the milestone but Adele managed it in five months, meaning that she now also holds the record for the fastest selling digital album.
As previously reported on MTV, Someone Like You is the biggest selling British single of the decade and the first song to sell over one million copies in the UK in the 2010s.
21 is also Britain’s highest selling album of 2011 so far, according to Official Charts Company figures.
Adele’s sales are likely to climb even higher now that she has been given the all-clear to perform again following a health scare. "It's basically a hole in your vocal chord but I sang through it so that's why it popped," she told Radio 1. "I'm better now, it's fine, I got the all-clear.
Sorry, not up on celebrity gossip. Who and what are you talking about???
Adele Replaces Beyonce Atop U.K. Album Chart
Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) moved back to the top of the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday), as British boy band The Wanted scored their second No. 1 single in the territory with "Glad You Came" (Geffen/Universal).
"21," already easily the U.K.'s bestselling album of 2011, spent 16 of its first 17 weeks on the chart at No. 1 from February onwards, then its next seven at No. 2. It reclaimed top spot in the Official Charts Company's new data with weekly sales of 43,000. Its predessor "19" also moved up one spot, 4-3, and in another stellar week for the XL label, the Horrors posted a career-best No. 5 debut for their third album "Skying," with 13,000 sales.
he bestselling artist album for the last two weeks, Beyoncé's "4" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), fell to No. 2, and Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" (Interscope/Universal) 3-4. Dutch star Caro Emerald's "Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor" (Dramatico) improved 7-6, swapping places with Bruno Mars' "Doo-Wops & Hooligans" (Elektra/Warner Music), while Foo Fighters' "Wasting Light" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) moved up 12-8.
I just wanted to say that "21" is an absolute masterpiece. I'm currently listening to it on repeat. "19" was a nice album for me aswell, but this one just takes it so much further. I just hope she makes it as a person. I want more quality stuff from her to listen to. <3
edit: my fav ones atm are Set fire to the rain and Turning tables. I also adore Someone like you, which I really feel most for, but I had a large dose of it by now so I skip it hehe
Last edited by Lithium22; July 23rd, 2011 at 08:13 PM. Reason: additional stuff
Adele: Winehouse didn't realize her genius
'Amy flies in paradise,' says singer widely viewed as Winehouse's successor
Widely hailed as the most successful British solo act since Amy Winehouse, "Rolling in the Deep" singer Adele, 23, took to her blog Monday to express her grief over 27-year-old Winehouse's sudden death.
Not many people have it in them to do something they love, simply because they love it, with no fuss and no compromise," Adele wrote. "But she knew what she was capable of and didn't even need to try. If she wanted to do something she would, and if she didn't, she'd say, 'F**k off.' It came easy to her and that's why we all loved her so much.
"We believed every word she wrote, and it would sink in deep when she sang them. Amy paved the way for artists like me and made people excited about British music again whilst being fearlessly hilarious and blase about the whole thing."
I don't think she ever realized just how brilliant she was and how important she is, but that just makes her even more charming," Adele continued. "Although I'm incredibly sad about Amy passing, I'm also reminded of how immensely proud of her I am as well — and grateful to be inspired by her. Amy flies in paradise."
As teenagers, both Adele and Winehouse attended the prestigious London School for Performing Arts & Technology (though not at the same time). Other famous students include Leona Lewis, Kate Nash, Jessie J and Imogen Heap.
What do you all think of this cover? I think it's pretty good for something recorded on an iPhone and acapella. Not perfect, but there's something there, in my opinion.
Adele's "21" was back to No. 1 last week on the Billboard 200 albums chart for an 11th non-consecutive week (up two slots with 77,000).
Adele's 11 week run at the top makes it the biggest No. 1 since Taylor Swift's "Fearless" also spent 11 frames in the penthouse in late 2008 and early 2009. Since the chart began using SoundScan data in May of 1991, only eight albums have been No. 1 for 11 weeks or longer. If "21" hits a 12th week at No. 1, it will tie the runs racked up by Santana's "Supernatural" (1999) and Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill" (1995-1996).
Well, at least we know 21 will sweep the Grammy Awards.
Last week's No. 1 album, Adele's "21," falls to No. 2 with 83,000 (up 7%).
But there is a good chance she may be No. 1 again next week.
Adele, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne To Perform At VMAs
Moonman nominees will take the stage on August 28 at 9 p.m.
Three big artists are ready to get the party started at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Adele, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown have all been announced as performers at the show, airing live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles later this month.
This will mark the first time that Adele has graced the VMAs stage. The British chanteuse is up for seven nods for her emotional "Rolling in the Deep" video, including Best Female Artist, Best Pop Video, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Editing and the night's big prize, Video of the Year.
Adele - "Chasing Pavements" LIVE from the ARCHIVE
Adele & Christina Aguilera Hang in L.A.
It was a collision of diva power, as Christina Aguilera and Adele spent time together backstage at Adele's show at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles last night. "'Someone Like You' is my favorite! Beautiful to see all her fans sing it tonight! ;-) love u Adele," Christina tweeted along with two photos of the women. British singer-songwriter Talay Riley recently revealed that Christina has listed Adele's latest disc as an inspiration for her upcoming album. "She [Aguilera] wants this album to be the one which touches people and reflects all the personal experiences she's been through in the last few years," Riley told U.K.'s the Daily Star, adding the "Bionic" singer "sees Adele as her new inspiration." (@theRealXtina, The Daily Star)
I hope they release a dvd of the iTunes concert she done. It was great!
on the Billboard 200 this week, Adele's "21" rises 4-2 with 80,000 (up 10%) for a total 3,061,539 copies so far in the US making it the biggest seller this year!
VMA 2011 Winners
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Katy Perry, “Firework”
BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
BEST NEW ARTIST
Tyler, The Creator, “Yonkers”
BEST MALE VIDEO
Justin Bieber, “U Smile”
Katty Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”
BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”
BEST ROCK VIDEO
Foo Fighters, “Walk”
BEST POP VIDEO
Britney Spears, “Till the World Ends”
BEST VIDEO WITH A MESSAGE
Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep” (Director: Sam Brown)
Beyoncé, “Run the World (Girls)”
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”
BEST ART DIRECTION
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Adele: "I Puke Quite a Lot Before Going on Stage"
Adele's second album 21 is set to become of the bestselling and most acclaimed of this year, and she's moved audiences to tears with soul-searing renditions of songs like "Someone Like You," but the British soul superstar still battles major stage fright.
"I puke quite a lot before going on stage," Adele, 22, tells British Vogue in its October issue -- gracing its cover with a stunning closeup shot. "Though never actually on stage," the Grammy winner clarifies. But the pre-show puke guarantees a great performance, she says.
"But then, I sh*t myself before everything...The bigger the freak-out, the more I enjoy the show!"
One thing the curvy star doesn't get caught up in: Hollywood's obsession with diets and getting thing. "I've seen people where it rules their lives, who want to be thinner or have bigger boobs, and how it wears them down," she tells Vogue. "And I don't want that in my life...I have [body] insecurities, of course, but I don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me."
Right now, British star is single. "I do get massively distracted when I've got someone in my life, which I can't afford to do right now," she explains. "Besides, no one treats me as well as I do."
But, one day, if the right guy comes along, she's not opposed to becoming a mom -- to little boys, that is.
"I've always got on better with boys. Most of my friends are boys," Adele admits. "Like, if I have children, I want five boys. Boys love their mothers whereas girls can be so mean to each other."
The October issue of British Vogue hits stands on Thursday.
Adele - Someone Like You
She's so pretty. And has an amazing voice.
On principle, I dislike girls (or boys) who are as needy as that, but... wow. Her voice is just amazing.
Set Fire to the Rain/Someone Like You/Rolling in the Deep. My favourites, in order from most to least.
How many of you sing Adele with your cringey singing voices, then? xD. Not ashamed, I love singing Adele, especially Someone Like You. Especially if I'm out and it comes on in a club.
'....I WISH NOTHING BUT THE BEST, FOR YOUUUUUUUUUU!'
Adele Forced To Cancel U.S. Tour Dates Due To Illness
Adele has been forced to cancel her upcoming 10 city sold-out tour of the U.S. due to a haemorrhage into her vocal chord. Vocal chord issues forced the British singer to postpone dates earlier this year as well. Adele has just wrapped up touring around the UK and was preparing to kick off her US tour on October 7 in Atlantic City, NJ when her illness reappeared (see below for full list of cancelled US tour dates). Renowned for her powerful live vocal performances, Adele has been advised by doctors that she’ll need an extended rest period in order to begin to recuperate properly. Further details to follow regarding these cancelled dates. Refunds may be obtained at point of purchase. Adele recently posted the following on her site about the cancellations:
“singing is literally my life, its my hobbie, my love, my freedom and now my job. I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or i risk damaging my voice forever. i have great confidence in believing you know how much this upsets me, how seriously i take it and how truly devastated and annoyed i am by this. wanting to do something so bad and not being able to is the most frustrating thing as im sure you know! my voice is weak and i need to build it back up. I’m gonna be starting up vocal rehab as soon as, and start building my over all stamina in my voice, body and mind. i will be back and im gonna smash the ball out the park once im touring again. i apologise from the bottom of my heart, sincerely i do. i know its not only disappointing because of the show, but its plane tickets, hotel bookings, birthdays, anniversaries and time wasted. but please have faith in me that this is the only thing i can do to make sure i can always sing and always make music for you to the best of my ability. truly yours and yours only forever, adele xx”
October 7 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Spa & Resort
October 8 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
October 10 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
October 11 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
October 13 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
October 14 Miami, FL Waterfront Theater at American Airlines Arena
October 16 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
October 18 Spring, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
October 19 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
October 21 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
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Adele - Adele Writes Bond Theme
Adele has finished writing her James Bond theme song, and will head to the studio soon to record it.
The 'Someone Like You' singer is preparing to go into the studio to record the track, which she wrote during a recent week off touring, and will then submit it for the next spy adventure which is currently being filmed.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Adele is the obvious choice to record the next Bond theme. The last few songs for the spy movies have hardly set the charts alight. After her success this year filmmakers know the song is almost guaranteed to be a huge hit."
Adele is going into the studio with producer Paul Epworth, who has previously worked with Plan B, Florence and the Machine and Cee Lo Green.
Several music legends have previously recorded Bond themes including Sir Paul McCartney, Dame Shirley Bassey, Duran Duran, Madonna, Tom Jones and more recently Chris Cornell and a duet by Jack White and Alicia Keys. In many cases the tracks are based around the film's title, but the latest Bond project is still only publicly known as 'Bond 23'.
The film will see Daniel Craig reprise his role as 007, while Sam Mendes is directing. Rhys Ifans, Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem have all been linked to the movie. And Daniel - returning for his third outing as the British spy, after 'Casino Royale' and 'Quantum of Solace' - is excited about how it is currently shaping up.
He recently said: "We've got a great script this time. I'm as excited about this script as I was about the 'Casino Royale' script. I think in Sam we've got the perfect director. The cast is coming together now. I can't wait to get going with it."
The film is expected to be released in October 2012.
Adele won THREE American Music Awards last night.
Not if but when Adele wins Album, Record and Song of the Year at this year's Grammy awards, she will become only the second artist in Grammy history to win all top 4 awards (she won Best New Artist in 2008).
Hilariously, the only other person to do this was Christopher Cross (yeah, you read that right) and he did it all in the same year too!
Adele's '21' Hits 15th Week at No. 1
Adele's "21" album hangs in for a whopping 15th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 124,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan (down 14%). It's the only title to move over 100,000 this week, as the No. 2 set -- Drake's "Take Care" -- shifts 42,000 (down 41%).
The last album to spend more weeks at No. 1 was the soundtrack to "Titanic," which claimed 16 frames atop the list in 1998. Considering the scant number of albums that were released this week, "21" will likely nab a sweet 16th week at No. 1.
Adele Officially Confirmed for Grammys Performance
After weeks of speculation, it has finally been announced that Adele will be performing at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, marking her first live performance since undergoing vocal surgery last year.
"I'm immensely proud to have been asked to perform at this year's GRAMMY Awards," said Adele in a statement. "It's an absolute honor to be included in such a night, and for it to be my first performance in months is very exciting and of course nerve-racking, but what a way to get back into it all."
The "Rolling In The Deep" songstress joins previously-announced performers Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Glen Campbell, The Band Perry, Blake Shelton, Coldplay, Rihanna, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift. LL Cool J is signed on to host.
Earlier today (Jan. 31), Adele tweeted about her upcoming performance. "Ima be, Ima be singing at the Grammys. It's been so long I started to forget I was a singer! I can't wait, speak soon xx," she wrote.
The two-time Grammy winner is nominated for six awards this year, including Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year.
The Grammy Awards take place at the Staples Center in L.A. and air on Feb. 12 from 8-11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on CBS.
Adele Sings (in Public) for First Time Since Surgery
Here's a bit of good news for the music industry and fans alike:Adele's voice is fine. More than fine, actually, and in a "60 Minutes" preview aired Friday morning on*"CBS This Morning,"*the soul-pop star sang three verses -- a cappella style -- of her hit song, "Rolling in the Deep."
It was the first time Adele has sung in public since throat surgery in early November and came at the request of interviewer Anderson Cooper. In the "60 Minutes" interview, she also talks about when she first realized there was something wrong with her voice and describes how she managed to communicate without speech.
"It was really hard," she says in the clip. "I love talking… I had a note pad and an application on my phone. You talk the words into it and then it speaks it. The great thing is, I love to swear… and I found one where you can swear, so I could get my point across."
The interview airs on CBS before the Grammys, where she's up for six nominations, including album and song of the year.
Adele's throat problems have plagued her throughout the past year. On Oct. 7, Adele was set to kick off a string of U.S. tour dates -- rescheduled from a June bout of laryngitis -- but announced that she would be unable to perform due to the vocal cord hemorrhage. It was revealed in late She had surgery in early November at Massachusetts General Hospital under the direction of the same surgeon who performed a similar procedure on Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.
See the video:
Dude! She did a truly beautiful job.
She did an amazing job tonight.
"Rumour Has It" is "21"'s fourth and final single
Adele - Rumour has it
Adele's '21' Hits 20th Week at No. 1, Van Halen Debuts at No. 2
by Keith Caulfield, L.A. February 15, 2012
Thanks to a Grammy Awards-fueled gain, Adele's "21" album beats out Van Halen's new "A Different Kind of Truth" for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 chart.
Adele's "21" sold 237,000 in the week that ended on Feb. 12 (the day of the Grammys) -- posting a gain of 95%. Van Halen's "A Different Kind of Truth" arrives in the No. 2 position with 187,000. Adele won six Grammy trophies on the Sunday night ceremony -- including album, record and song of the year -- and performed on the broadcast. It was her first stage performance since undergoing throat surgery last year.
With 20 weeks at No. 1, it marks the longest run at the top of the chart since "The Bodyguard" spent 20 weeks at No. 1 in 1992-1993. It's quite likely "21" will easily net a 21st frame atop the tally next week, once a full week of Grammy impact is felt.
Adele is also found at No. 9 with her debut set, "19," selling 36,000 (up 103%). It's the first time an act has had two albums in the top 10 since March 19, 2011, when Justin Bieber occupied the Nos. 4 and 8 slots with "Never Say Never: the Remixes" (EP) and "My World 2.0," respectively.
Recent reports have her coming back earlier than five years
1 year of '21': Dissecting Adele's chart run
Released: Feb. 22, 2011
First week sales: 352,000
Debut week position: No. 1
Weeks at No. 1: 20
Weeks at No. 2: 14
Weeks in Top 5: 50 (including a record 39 consecutive weeks)
Lowest chart position: No. 7 (Dec. 10, 2011)
Longest run at No. 1: 7 weeks (Jan. 14, 2012-present)
Longest run not at No. 1: 10 weeks (Aug. 27, 2011-Oct. 29, 2011)
Grammy wins: 6
Total sales: 6.6 million
Biggest sales week: 399,000 (Jan. 7, 2012)
Lowest sales week: 73,000 (Aug. 27, 2011)
Avg. sales per week: 130,000
Weeks with more than 200,000 sales: 4
Weeks with more than 100,000 sales: 36
Albums with more weeks with more than 100,000 sales: 7 (Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill,” with 64, has the most)
Weeks its three singles spent at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100: 14
Weeks “Rolling in the Deep” spent at No. 1: 7 (5/21/11-7/2/11)
Weeks “Someone Like You” spent at No. 1: 5 (9/17/11; 10/15/11-11/5/11)
Weeks “Set Fire to the Rain” spent at No. 1: 2 (2/4/12-2/11/12)
First album to knock it out of No. 1: Lupe Fiasco, “Lasers” (March 26, 2011)
Other albums that spent more than 3 weeks at No. 1 during its chart run: 1 (Michael Buble’s “Christmas,” with 5)
No. of “Now That’s What I Call Music” collections released during its chart run: 4
No. of “Kidz Bop” collections released during its chart run: 2
No. of Adele covers on those “Kidz Bop” collections: 2
No. of “SNL” parodies about “Someone Like You”: 1