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Metallica's James Hetfield has praised Adele's ''unbelievable'' live shows and was amazed by her ''candour and coolness'' up on stage.
The 'Nothing Else Matters' hitmaker has gushed about the 'Hello' singer's ''unbelievable'' live shows and praised her ''candour and coolness'' up on stage.
He told BBC Radio 6 Music: ''I have to tell more stories ... She's got funny stories!
Continue reading: James Hetfield: Adele 'blows My Mind'
Adele never used to be one to stand out in terms of her style, but lately she's doing a really good job.
It's quite remarkable how much Adele's fashion choices have change over the years. She's gone from uber casual to uber chic over a period of eight years. Thick knits, leggings and loose fits were her go-to wardrobe staples, but now she's into a more mature, glamorous approach to dressing.
Adele at the 2016 Brit Awards. Credit: Famous
It's true that her body shape has changed a lot since she released her debut album '19' in 2008, and with that it seems she has grown to really appreciate and know her figure, adorning it appropriately and turning more and more heads with each red carpet appearance.
Continue reading: Adele's Changing Fashion Style
Emeli Sande's family still call her by her real name Adele.
The 29-year-old singer, whose full name is Adele Emily Sande, changed her name when she become recognised as an artist because 'Hello' hitmaker Adele was already a household name, however the star has revealed her parents and close friends and relatives don't refer her to her by her middle name.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, the powerhouse said: ''My parents call me Adele. Everyone that knows me before I moved to London and started music calls me Adele.
Continue reading: Emeli Sande's Family Still Call Her By Her Real Name Adele
In a radio interview on Tuesday, Mars said he was initially put off by Adele's attitude when they worked together for 'All I Ask'.
Nearing the end of a massively successful and lucrative tour supporting a similarly massive and lucrative album, Adele has the whole world in the palm of her hand at the moment.
However, one person didn’t quite think she was all she was cracked up to be – at least on first impression. Bruno Mars recalled that, when he worked with her while co-writing the song ‘All I Ask’ for her album 25, she was a “diva” – and not in a good way!
Continue reading: Bruno Mars Calls Adele "A Diva" In New Interview
The winners were announced in London yesterday.
The 61st Ivor Novello Awards took place yesterday (May 19th 2016) in London and honoured several classic and contemporary artists from Adele to Simple Minds. It's a ceremony to celebrate songwriting and composing, as opposed to performance, and is sponsored by the copyright company PRS for Music Limited. Once again, it is presented by the British Academy Of Songwriters Composers & Authors (BASCA).
Simple Minds won Outstanding Song Collection
Unsurprisingly, Adele landed Songwriter of the Year after the success of '25' and her hit single 'Hello'. James Bay was another predictable success, the PRS Most Performed Work awarded for his UK number two single 'Hold Back The River'. Ed Sheeran's protege Jamie Lawson won Best Song Musically and Lyrically for 'Wasn't Expecting That', beating Sheeran himself whose track 'Bloodstream' with Rudimental was also up for nomination.
Continue reading: Adele, Simple Minds And Portishead Awarded At Ivor Novello Awards
'25' sold more than Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Sam Smith put together in 2015 - despite only being on sale for the last five weeks of the year!
Confirming what we essentially already knew, Adele’s global domination is total, with the news that her latest album 25 outsold the rest of the top five bestsellers around the world put together in 2015.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), a global body representing the music industry, reports that her long-awaited third album sold 17.4 million units in 2015, despite only coming out in late November. As a result, the organisation concludes that Adele has helped to reverse “two decades of almost uninterrupted decline” in the music business.
Adele performing live in Birmingham in April 2016
The grime MC has made no secret of his love for Adele’s music.
Grime artist Stormzy, real name Michael Omari, got a special shout out from Adele during one of her sold out concerts at London’s O2 Arena. The MC was thrilled at receiving the mention from the pop superstar, who also gave him a hand written letter inside his tour programme.
Continue reading: Adele Dedicates Song To Superfan Stormzy At London Show
The list features 300 people in 10 categories, ranging from the arts to technology.
Musicians Hozier and Adele and Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega are among those named by Forbes magazine in their first ever list of the 30 most influential Europeans under 30. The magazine selected 30 people from 10 different categories to make up the lists, which were complied by a panel of experts in each particular field.
Hozier has been named one of Forbes 30 most influential Europeans under 30.
"Researching, vetting and launching our first ever 30 Under 30 Europe list was an incredible task," said Randall Lane, editor of Forbes. "We scoured the continent to find the most talented millennials and, with the help of our expert judges, are proud to honour 300 of the most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars in Europe right now.”
The 'QI' host ran the rule over a selection of hit singles from 2015, and wasn't particularly impressed by most of it.
Stephen Fry has condemned the state of modern pop music in a new interview, claiming Little Mix to be “horrible” and “toxic” before saying that he’s “not interested” in the state of the pop charts in 2015.
The popular broadcaster and comic actor reviewed a selection of singles released by various artists in 2015 for BBC’s Newsbeat. However, it turns out that Fry isn’t that clued-up on modern pop music, claiming to have “heard of” Adele but very little else.
He saved his most savage criticisms for Little Mix, the 2011 winners of ‘The X Factor’, reacting to their recent single ‘Love Me Like You’ by calling it “horrible! It's just bubblegum pop,” he added.
Sometimes artists wear their influences on their sleeves.
Adele's new song 'Hello' has had the internet going crazy these past few weeks; people are excited for the release of her upcoming comeback album '25' and thus have this across-the-board number one on repeat. However, as with a lot of hit tracks, it hasn't been without its criticism and in this case people are commenting on the remarkable similarity to a Californian storyteller we all know and love.
Adele waves 'Hello' to Tom Waits with new single
The Tom Waits comparison has, in itself, been critized; but whatever people say, the fact can't be ignored that the lyrics to 'Hello' do bare remarkable parallels with Waits' 1973 song 'Martha'. Both dictate a phonecall to a long lost lover, reminiscing about their early days and reflecting on their young, foolish selves. It's not exactly a copy, merely a divine inspiration.
Continue reading: Forget Adele V Tom Waits, Here's 13 Songs We've Definitely Heard Before
You know how it is - a few drinks, and you want to set the world to rights in messages of 140 characters.
She’s probably the most powerful woman in pop music at the moment, with her third album just a fortnight away from release, but Adele has hilariously revealed that she’s not allowed to send her own tweets because she used to post on Twitter while drunk.
The 27 year old superstar has over 24 million followers on the social networking site, but admitted that everything she wants to tweet now has to be checked over by two people from her management company and “signed off”, after she nearly landed herself in hot water in the past by tweeting after a few drinks. We’ve all been there.
Adele revealed as part of her upcoming BBC special that she's banned from tweeting by herself
RiRi hasn't released a new album for three years
Rihanna hasn’t released an album for three years and rumours are beginning to circulate that the reason it won’t hit shelves this year is Adele and her own surprise third album. The Bajan star was due to release her eighth album in 2014 but instead extended the promotion of her seventh album.
Rihanna hasn't released an album for three years
Now the Daily Star has reported that the album was due to be released this year but could be pushed back to 2016 with reports suggesting that "once Adele was added to the schedule, the scramble to find a new date began".
Continue reading: Has Rihanna Delayed Her Album Release Because Of Adele?
Adele has been accused of ripping off Wait’s 1973 track ‘Martha’ with her smash hit ‘Hello’.
Adele might be enjoying massive success with her comeback single ‘Hello’, but fans of American singer Tom Waits have accused her of ‘ripping off’ his 1973 track ‘Martha’. Waits fans have been pointing out the similarities between the two songs on social media, as both are based on a similar theme.
Did Adele ‘rip off’ Tom Waits for ‘Hello’?
‘Martha’ begins with the lyrics: 'Hello, hello there, is this Martha? This is old Tom Frost / And I am calling long distance, don't worry 'bout the cost / 'Cause it's been forty years or more, now Martha please recall / Meet me out for coffee, where we'll talk about it all.’
Continue reading: Tom Waits Fans Have A Feeling They've Heard Adele's 'Hello' Before
Sheeran's record label anticipate the follow-up to 'X' arriving within the next 12 months, but the star himself is slightly wary.
The British singer-songwriter, still enjoying huge success with his second record X, released 16 months ago, has announced that his record label is weighing up the possibility of a September 2016 release date for the next one. However, Sheeran himself is sceptical as it would mean competing with arguably the biggest star in the world.
“Adele is releasing her album in the same Grammy category,” the megastar told Billboard about the prospect release date of a new record. “I don't know if I'm brave enough to go up against her.”
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Teases Some Details About His Third Album
With a number one single, a new album and two upcoming TV specials, Adele is well and truly back.
Adele will play her largest New York City show to date next month, with a special concert at Radio City Music Hall which will be broadcast on NBC. Titled 'Adele Live in New York City', the show will be broadcast on December 14th, just a month after her new album 25 hits.
Adele will film a live special for NBC in November.
The show will be Adele's first U.S. gig since fall 2011. The special will be executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Adele and Jonathan Dickins, and directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller.
Continue reading: Adele Set For NBC Special Live At Radio City Music Hall
‘Hello’ is officially the biggest number one single in three years.
Adele has gone straight to the top of the UK singles chart this week with comeback single ‘Hello’. The track took the top spot after combined sales of over 333,000 copies, making it the UK’s biggest selling number one in three years.
Adele is at number one this week with ‘Hello’.
‘Hello’ now also holds the record as the most streamed track in a single week, notching up an incredible 7.32 million streams. The single was streamed almost doubled the amount of times as previous record holder Justin Bieber, who scored 3.87 million in a week with ‘What Do You Mean?’ last month.
She's said 'Hello', now we're hoping we don't hear 'Goodbye' anytime soon.
Adele is making a comeback and so far she's received an ecstatic response. There's a huge buzz surrounding her new single, and she's preparing to unveil a few more wonders on an hour-long TV special featuring the young singer being interviewed by Graham Norton on BBC One.
Adele is coming to BBC One for a proper comeback
As well as performing a live rendition of her heart-wrenching new ballad 'Hello', she'll be opening up to Irish radio presenter and comedian Norton and giving viewers a glimpse into what else to expect from her upcoming album. The video for 'Hello' has already broken the Vevo record for landing the most views in 24 hours, and has amassed more than 90 million in total. It's her first song since 2012's Bond theme track 'Skyfall' and she'll be following it up with a predictably titled third album, '25', on November 20th 2015.
Continue reading: Adele Returns To Our Screens With BBC Special Presented By Graham Norton
Her comeback is well and truly happening
The Adele comeback is in full swing and she is already breaking records everywhere she goes. Hello her new single - and first in almost four years - has claimed Taylor Swift’s previously held record for the most downloads in 24 hours on streaming service VEVO.
Adele started her comeback at BBC Radio 1
Adele’s music video for Hello achieved a whopping 27.7 million views in 24 houurs, knocking Queen Swifty herself off the top spot which she reached with Bad Blood getting 20.1 million plays in one day.
Continue reading: Adele Smashes Taylor Swift's VEVO Download Record
Adele’s new video (and her flip phone) has given internet meme creators a wealth of material.
How did you react when Adele dropped her video for ‘Hello’ on Friday? Did you watch it on repeat, cry tears of joy or maybe just make a meme that ended up going viral? The video, which has so far had over 25 million views a day, has also become one of the most meme-d clips of the year so far, thanks to an old fashioned phone and some dodgy tea making skills.
She revealed all the details as 'Hello' was given its first airplay on Radio 1 on Friday morning.
Some more important details of the most eagerly awaited album of the year have arrived today. Adele has confirmed the release date of her third LP 25 as November 20th, while also dropping the album’s first single ‘Hello’ today and revealing the record’s artwork!
The singer, now 27, appeared on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw to debut the new single in full, and confessed to feeling more than a little apprehensive about it being played for the fist time. “I feel so sick. I'm so nervous… I obviously want people to like it,” she said. “I knew this would be the first thing everyone heard from me.”
Continue reading: Adele Reveals '25' Release Date, Confirms New Single 'Hello' Is Out Now
After teasing fans with a brief clip on Sunday, Adele has confirmed ’25’ is indeed on the way.
We all knew it was coming, but now it’s official, Adele has a new album and it’s called 25. in a lengthly letter posted on her twitter account, Wednesday, the singer described the upcoming album as a ‘make-up’ record, while apologising to fans for taking such a long time to release new material.
Adele has confirmed her new album will be called 25.
Adele began the letter by telling fans she had spent a lot of time wishing she was older, wishing she could forget or remember some things and “wishing I hadn't ruined so many good things because I was scared or bored”.
Continue reading: Adele Officially Announces That 'Make-Up' Record '25' Is On It's Way
Adele is finally back! And her fans can’t contain their excitement.
Adele fans were given a tiny taste of what’s to come from the singer on Sunday evening, when a 30 second clip featuring a new track playing during an ‘X-Factor’ ad break. It’s Adele’s first new material in three years and comes ahead of her third album, which is expected to be released later this year.
Adele has teased her first new song in three years.
Adele herself didn't actually feature in the advert, but the voice was unmistakably that of the ‘Rolling in the Deep’ singer. The simple clip featured white text of the song’s lyrics against a black background.
Continue reading: Adele Teases Fans With 30 Second Clip Of New Track During 'X-Factor'
Industry experts believe she could be pipped to the number post by Now! 92
Adele is a very special artist and, having kept her legions of fans waiting for her third album for over four years, she’s finally breaking the drought and is due to release her latest work on November, 20. However, despite the fact that Adele has sold over 40 million albums, experts fear that the chart complication album Now! That’s What I Call Music could keep the Skyfall singer off the top spot.
Adele has won countless awards for her music
The chart album announced its own release on the same day as Adele’s even though other artists, including One Direction, are said to have pushed back their own album releases to avoid competing with the 27-year-old singer.
Continue reading: Adele May Not Be Top Of The Charts When Her Album Arrives
But who will headline next year’s festival?
Tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival have sold out in just 30 minutes. The 118,200 standard tickets went on sale at 9am on Sunday morning (October 4th), at a price of £228 plus £5 booking fee, with eager fans rushing to snap them up in just half an hour.
Coldplay are among the favourites to headline Glastonbury 2016.
A spokesperson for the festival told the BBC, "We have, once again, been staggered by the sheer number of people from around the world who hoped to come to the festival, with demand significantly outstripping supply."
Continue reading: Glastonbury 2016 Tickets Sell Out In Just 30 Minutes
'Writing's On The Wall' got its first airplay on Friday morning, but the reaction has been decidedly mixed.
Sam Smith’s eagerly anticipated theme tune to the new Bond movie Spectre has been splitting opinions since it was unveiled earlier this morning. ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ was unveiled on BBC Radio 1’s breakfast show on Friday (September 25th) and was uploaded to Spotify at the same time.
A four-and-a-half minute track of pretty classical construction, it sees Smith cover pretty much his full vocal range and is set to sweeping, widescreen orchestral music. While it is distinctive, some listeners have reacted negatively, with one Twitter user calling it the “worst Bond theme ever”. Surely not, as anybody with ears will recall Madonna’s risible ‘Die Another Day’…
Sam Smith's 'Writing's On The Wall' has received mixed reactions
Continue reading: Sam Smith's 'Spectre' Theme Proves Divisive Among Fans
Rihanna also wanted her latest release, Alive
Popular and talented singer and songwriter Sia has revealed she was offered a million dollars from Adele for her new single while superstar Rihanna also wanted to take it off her hands. Alive is Sia’s first single from her new album This Is Acting and was recently previewed online.
Sia's latest single Alive is in demand
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, the Australian 39-year-old told the DJ about the story behind her song, Alive, and how she originally gave it to Rihanna but was pleased when the Umbrella hit-maker gave it back.
Continue reading: Sia Reveals That Adele Offered A Million Dollars For Her New Single
Why is the revamped ‘X-Factor’ just not bringing in the viewers this year?
The ‘X-Factor’ has enjoyed a slight ratings boost in its third week of series 12, with 7.55 million viewers tuning into ITV on Saturday evening. However the numbers are still significantly lower than last year's and the show is yet to go had-to-head with BBC One’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, which begins in two weeks.
Ratings for the ‘X-Factor’ have been low this series despite a new judging panel.
According to The Mirror, 7.55 million watched the show live on ITV at 8pm, and then a further 359,000 caught the episode on the ITV+1 channel. However this time last year the show was pulling in 8.43 million on ITV and a further 441,000 viewers an hour later.
Sam Smith is singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, ‘Spectre’.
Sam Smith has confirmed he is singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre. Smith made the announcement on Instagram, with an image of the cover of his soon-to-be-released single entitled ‘Writing’s On The Wall’. Smith has also co-written the song along with his frequent collaborator Jimmy Napes.
Sam Smith at a private view of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the V&A in London, March 2015.
Continue reading: Sam Smith Announces His ‘Spectre’ Theme Song: ‘Writing’s On The Wall’
The 'Stay With Me' singer released a pretty telling picture on Twitter on Monday.
Sam Smith has dropped a pretty powerful hint that he’s recorded the theme tune to the forthcoming Bond movie Spectre. The British singer, one of the best-selling artists around the world last year, posted a picture of his hand bearing a plain silver band embossed with the ‘Spectre’ octopus symbol.
The 23 year old has been one of the most prominent names bandied about in the rumours about who’ll get the honour of recorded the theme song to the 24th Bond movie, which is being released in cinemas on October 26th. However, fellow Brit Ellie Goulding had been the bookies’ favourite until this revelation.
Is Sam Smith recording the theme song for 'Spectre'?
Continue reading: Is Sam Smith Singing The Theme Song For 'Spectre'?
The British singer’s long-awaited third album is due for release in November.
Adele might be getting ready to drop her third album later this year, but don’t expect the singer to be hitting the road anytime soon. According to the Sunday People, the Grammy winner will say no to an £80 million pay day to tour her new album, because she doesn’t want to take her three-year old son on the road.
Adele is expected not to tour her new album.
The Sunday People reports that the singer has had a string of big money offers from concert organisers but she is yet to agree to any gigs at all in 2016, instead hinting that she wants to stay at home with her family.
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