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Adele Adkins - Celebs pictured leaving the Sony Music Brit Awards 2016 party held at the Arts Club, London, UK at Brit Awards - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 25th February 2016

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Tom Waits Fans Have A Feeling They've Heard Adele's 'Hello' Before


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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.

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‘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.’

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Ed Sheeran Teases Some Details About His Third Album


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Ed Sheeran has dropped a big hint about the possible release date of his next album – and it could see him come into direct competition with Adele when it comes to awards season!

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.”

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Adele Set For NBC Special Live At Radio City Music Hall


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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.

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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.

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Adele Hits Number One With 'Hello', Breaks Chart Records (And No One Is Surprised)


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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 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.

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Adele Returns To Our Screens With BBC Special Presented By Graham Norton


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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.

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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.

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Adele Smashes Taylor Swift's VEVO Download Record


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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.

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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.

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The Internet Goes Crazy Over Adele's 'Hello' Video (And Of Course There's A Lionel Richie Mash-Up)


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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.

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Adele Reveals '25' Release Date, Confirms New Single 'Hello' Is Out Now


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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.”

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Adele Officially Announces That 'Make-Up' Record '25' Is On It's Way


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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.

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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”.

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Adele Teases Fans With 30 Second Clip Of New Track During 'X-Factor'


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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.

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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.

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Adele May Not Be Top Of The Charts When Her Album Arrives


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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.

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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.

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Glastonbury 2016 Tickets Sell Out In Just 30 Minutes


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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.

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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."

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Sam Smith's 'Spectre' Theme Proves Divisive Among Fans


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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’

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Sia Reveals That Adele Offered A Million Dollars For Her New Single


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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.

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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.

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The 'X-Factor' Gets A Ratings Boost But Is Still Nearly A Million Viewers Down From Last Year


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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.

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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.

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Sam Smith Announces His ‘Spectre’ Theme Song: ‘Writing’s On The Wall’


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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.

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Is Sam Smith Singing The Theme Song For 'Spectre'?


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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.

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Adele Will Reportedly 'Turn Down £80 Million Tour' To Stay At Home With Son


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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.

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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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New Adele And Coldplay Albums Due For Release In The Next Few Months?


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New reports indicate that eagerly awaited albums by Adele and Coldplay are set to be released in the autumn, with both being labelled “Must-Hear Fall Albums” on the new front cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

The latest issue of the rock monthly suggests that both albums will drop before 2015 is out. Adele’s 21, the fourth-biggest selling album in British chart history as well as a multi-platinum chart buster around the world, was released back in 2011. Its follow-up – which will continue the age theme and be titled 25, according to the most recent reports – has been shrouded in secrecy. But Billboard reports that her record label, XL, is gearing up for a November release.

AdeleAdele is reportedly going to release her third album '25' in November

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Ellie Goulding Is The Favourite To Sing James Bond 'Spectre' Theme


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Ellie Goulding seems to have dropped her biggest hint yet that she’ll be singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond movie Spectre.

The 28 year old British singer posted a photo on Instagram of herself leaving the legendary Abbey Road recording studios in North London on Monday night (July 27th), writing “That’s a wrap!” as a caption. Soon afterwards, bookmakers began suspending betting on the odds of her singing the soundtrack, on which she’s rumoured to be collaborating with fellow Brit Sam Smith.

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Adele Gets All Starry Eyed After A Stevie Nicks Dedication


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It seems even mega superstars can get starstruck which is what happened to Adele when she went to see Fleetwood Mac in concert earlier this week and met her personal hero: Stevie Nicks.

AdeleAdele was compared to Stevie Nicks by the singer herself during a Fleetwood Mac concert

The Rolling In The Deep singer was in the audience among other singing sensations including Florence Welsh at Fleetwood Mac’s London gig at 02 and, according to NME, Nicks gave a special shout out to Adele.

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Sony Pulls Adele, Kelly Clarkson And More From SoundCloud


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In another instalment of the ongoing struggle between record labels and streaming sites, Sony has removed a number its artists from SoundCloud, including Adele, in a dispute over royalties.

Sony pulled a number of its artists’ original music from the Swedish site on Thursday (May 7th), including Hozier, MR MS, Miguel, Passion Pit and Kelly Clarkson in addition to Adele. At the time of writing, they have not put them back, and more labels and artists are believed to be considering the same course of action.

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Four Artists Most Likely To Release A Surprise Album This Year


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Surprise albums are all the rage, and it’s easy to understand why. They make sense for both fans and artists, and there’s hardly any downside to just throwing your highly anticipated album up for download on a random Saturday night with nothing else going on around the Internet. It practically sells itself at that point.

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Take a look at Kendrick Lamar: his new record, To Pimp A Butterfly, wasn’t even technically a surprise, as it was just allegedly “accidentally” released early on iTunes before its release. It still yielded the same results as a complete surprise album would, and it smashed a ton of streaming records like the 9.6 million number that was achieved via Spotify listens. The record-holder before that was, of course, none other than Drake’s surprise mixtape, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. You can see the trend here.

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Ed Sheeran's 'X' Passes 2 Million Sales Landmark In The UK


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After picking up the Brit Award for Album of the Year last month, Ed Sheeran’s X has another achievement to add to its growing list, as the record has just past the two million sales mark in the UK. According to the Official Charts Company, the 24 year old singer can now count himself alongside Adele, Take That and The Beatles, as one of the few artists to reach the milestone.

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X managed to hit the two million mark just 38 weeks after its release last June, which makes it the sixth fastest album to reach the milestone since 2000 and the fifth fastest-selling album of the past five years.

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Adele Blasts False Reports Claiming She And Longtime Love Simon Konecki Are Separated


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Although Adele rarely speaks out to the public, the British singer couldn't keep her silence after a false report was published claiming that she and her longtime partner Simon Konecki were separated.

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Adele is still happily in a relationship

The 'Rolling in the Deep' and 'Someone Like You' singer took to Twitter on Sunday (Dec 28th) to blast an article in the tabloid The Sun that reported she and Konecki, who share a 2-year-old son, Angelo, have been living apart for some time, which sparked break-up rumours.

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Adele Allegedly "Ignored" Bob Geldof's Band Aid 30 Call But Makes Charitable Donation Instead


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Adele allegedly "ignored" Bob Geldof's calls about taking part in the Band Aid 30 charity single.

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Adele is not taking part in Band Aid 30.

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One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Bono: See The Stars Arrive For Band Aid 30 Recording [Pictures]


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The Band Aid 30 recording of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ took place in London today, with stars such as One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Bono, Adele and Chris Martin all lining up to take the mic for a new version of the charity Christmas classic. The single will be available for download from Monday, with proceeds going to help fight Ebola in West Africa.

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Fans waited outside the recording studio in Notting Hill all morning to catch a glimpse of their favourite artists, with One Direction’s Harry Styles among the first to arrive.

Continue reading: One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Bono: See The Stars Arrive For Band Aid 30 Recording [Pictures]

Adele Will Not Release New Album In 2014


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Fans of Adele will be left hugely disappointed that the British singer has no plans to release a follow-up to 2011's '21,' which sold more than 25 million copies around the world, this year and will have to wait at least until 2015.

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Fans are still waiting for Adele to release a new album

Speculation of a third studio album being released in 2014 began when Adele turned 26 years-old in May. The multi-platinum singer tweeted, "Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year," and since her previous top two selling albums, '19' (2008) and '21' (2011), were titled in accordance to her age when she recording the songs, it was assumed 25 would be the title of her next record.

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Aretha Puts Diva On Top Of Diva


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Known as one of music’s great divas herself, Aretha Franklin’s newest album of covers puts diva on top of diva as the Queen of Soul tackles some of music’s biggest tunes, starting with a version of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep. The album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, is due out on 21 October and includes a number of well-known melodic masterpieces from Etta James, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Alicia Keys and The Supremes amongst others.

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While 26-year-old Adele may seem particularly young within the company of greats such as Chaka Khan and Gloria Gaynor, many fans are excited about the cover, which went live on Monday.

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Ariana Grande And Iggy Azalea Are Conquering The World, One Billboard Record At A Time


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Everything is coming up Ariana Grande these days, including a record that hasn’t been topped since 2012. Ariana currently has three songs in the Billboard Top 10 - Break Free at No.4, Problem at No.7 and Jessie J and Nicki Minaj collaboration Bang Bang at No.10 (Ariana is credited as a lead artist on that, so it still counts).

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The previous record holder was Adele, with three of her songs in the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 back in 2012. The songs in question were Set Fire To The Rain at No. 2, Rolling In The Deep, which landed at No. 5 and Someone Like You at No. 7 – the trifecta of songs, which make up every great breakup playlist.

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One Direction Named Britain’s Best Selling Musical Export For 2013


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It looks as if One Direction are now officially Britain’s biggest pop act, after the boy band were named 2013’s best selling artist. The band’s success was topped off in November when their third album, Midnight Memories, became the year’s biggest selling album worldwide.

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Despite only being released in November, Midnight Memories managed to shift a massive four million copies in only six weeks. The album’s success pushed Eminem’s comeback album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 into second place, while Justin Timberlake had to be content with coming in third.

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So What Do We Know About Adele’s New Album?


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It’s been two years since Adele released ‘Skyfall’ and frankly the music business misses her. But rumour has it, the singer could be about to come back to the pop world, and unexpectedly drop a new record. But what do we know about the singer’s very top secret third album?

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Adele has been doing all she can to make sure no one finds out much about her highly anticipated third album. Never one to behave like everyone else on planet pop, the singer has kept quiet about her rumoured future release, but it’s only made us even more intrigued. The closest we’ve got so far to having any word from the woman herself, is a cryptic tweet sent out last month which read, ‘Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year x’.

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"Unacceptable" Terms Of YouTube's Music Service Could Spell Mass Exodus For Indie Labels


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Videos from independent music labels could start disappearing from YouTube in the coming weeks, as the website has reached an impasse in the negotiations with several record companies. As YouTube prepares to launch a brand new music service, which would dispense with ads and allow users to download full-length albums, contracts have been negotiated with the three major labels – Sony, Universal and Warner. The indies, as represented by WIN (Worldwide Independent Network) have not been offered the same deal, according to Forbes. This could mean that soon, indie artists like Adele and Radiohead could start disappearing from the site. The wipe would exclude videos under the VEVO umbrella, but live performances and particularly rare recordings are under threat.

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Artists like Adele tend to pride themselves on their indie status, but it could now do them a huge disservice.

Independent labels have instead been offered template contracts with unacceptable, but non-negotiable terms which undercut the rates of services like Spotify and Rdio.

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Adele & Arctic Monkeys' Music Videos Face YouTube Removal If Labels Refuse Terms


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Hundreds of music videos will be removed from YouTube if the artists' record labels do not sign up to the sites new subscription service. Music videos by artists such as Adele and Arctic Monkeys could be removed from the site as their independent labels have refused to sign YouTube's licensing terms, meaning their videos could be removed within days.

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Adele's music videos could face removal.

YouTube's new subscription service will charge users to listen to music without advertisements and allow users to download tracks on to their mobiles. The service is due to start a trial within the next few days and will enable users to upgrade their current YouTube and Google apps to a paid for subscription in which they will be able to watch and download music videos even without internet connection. After an initial trial, the service should become available to all users by the end of the summer. 

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Ed Sheeran Received Sage Advice From Fairy Godfather-like Pharrell


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With his sophomore album, X, Ed Sheeran is taking a whole new musical direction and he couldn’t have found a better advisor than Pharrell Williams. In his new MTV documentary, Sheeran talks about the process of working on his first single off X, the dance anthem Sing.

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heeran attributes the success of Sing  in part to Pharrell Williams' sage advice.

Apparently the track wouldn’t have seen the light of day (not as a single anyway) until much later, had it not been for Pharrell’s advice.

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Jack White Apologises For Black Keys & Meg White Rolling Stone Comments


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Jack White, the former frontman of The White Stripes, has apologised for the seemingly insensitive comments he made in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. White is the cover of June's Rolling Stone magazine and made a series of comments in the accompanying interview in which he appeared to criticise The Black Keys, amongst others, for capitalising on the sound and music style he made so popular. 

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Jack White has issued an apology to numerous acts.

White's comments about The Black Keys were revealed when his ex-wife, Karen Elson, made public emails between the two which described White's opinions on the band. The revelation was as a result of their ongoing divorce case. 

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Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' And The Five Best Breakup Albums Of All Time


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Coldplay’s new album Ghost Stories has been released, to quite a mixed bag of reviews. When just three weeks after the album’s track listing had been announced Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow announced their “conscious uncoupling” we all had a pretty good idea what the tone of the album would be like. With tracks like “Another’s Arms,” “Always in my Head” and “Magic,” it became pretty self-explanatory that "Ghost Stories" was going to be a breakup album.

Coldplay Breakup Albums "Ghost Stories" focuses on the marriage breakup between Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow

Perhaps he was inspired to call the album “Ghost Stories” as some of these breakup albums have been the some of the most hauntingly heartbreaking albums ever released.

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Adele Suggests Third Album '25' Will Be Released In 2014


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Adele has dropped a big hint that suggests her third album may be released towards the end of 2014.

The singer, who celebrated turning 26 on Monday (May 5th) took to Twitter to post a cryptic message to her 20.1 million followers.

"Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year x," she wrote, along with a photo of herself giving the thumbs up.

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Adele Bids Farewell To 25 With Low-Key Party And Cryptic Tweet


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"Bye bye 25," tweeted Adele on Sunday night before her 26th birthday celebrations on Monday evening. Turning a year older is a special time for anyone but for the Oscar-winning singer's celebratory tweet is under extra scrutiny for her following comment: "See you again later in the year x."

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Adele Has Hinted That Her Next Album Will Be Called '25.'

Adele has two top-selling records under her belt, 19 and 21, prompting speculation that her cryptic tweet could be hinting at an album release this year called 25. The 'Someone Like You' star has been taking her time with her next release but could be gearing up to drop another album in time for Christmas this year.

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Justin Bieber Vs. Slipknot: Music's Maddest Mash-up Tracks


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There are certain things in life that don’t sound like they should ever go together, but then you put them together and...they just do. Peanut butter and jelly, French fries dipped in chocolate milkshakes, Justin Bieber and Slipknot. Huh? Yep, you heard us right! Some musical masters out there are just capable of seeing the potential for a great/totally bonkers mash-up song, when the rest of us could never imagine mixing two totally different artists together.  The result can be oddly hypnotic and scarily addictive.  Take these mad, but surprisingly great, mash-ups for example.

carly rae jepsen mashups Are Carly Rae Jepsen and Nine Inch Nails made for each other?

You’d never imagine that Carly Rae Jepsen, she of super cheesy ‘Call Me Maybe’ fame, could ever be teamed up with industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails and the result not make you want to claw your ears off. Call Me a Hole, the Carley Rae Jepsen vs. Nine Inch Nails mash-up is surprisingly easy listening. The poppy beats of Miss Swift behind Trent Reznor’s recognisable rasp kind of works, perhaps these guys could actually get together for a legitimate collaboration one day!

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Adele's purchases are carried out of Bel Bambini Baby Boutique in Beverly Hills behind her Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 11 Jan 2013

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Adele and Brit Awards Tuesday 21st February 2012 The BRIT Awards 2012 at the O2 Arena - Press Room

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Adele Thursday 18th August 2011 Hollywood Paladium Adele concert Hollywood, California

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Adele - Adele aka Adele Atkins London, England - Celebrities arrive at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire ahead of Beyonce's new album launch and performance Monday 27th June 2011

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Adele - Friday 28th January 2011 at ITV Studios London, England

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