She opened up the show by playing “Hometown Glory,” which was dedicated to her hometown Tottenham. The town is under attack by rioters, along with the rest of London.
She told the crowd, “I have to sing this one for my hometown. London is under attack by a bunch of idiots.”
British powerhouse, Adele, was worried that she may never sing again after battling laryngitis, according to MTV News.
Adele had to cancel the second half of her North American tour a few months ago because her doctor told her if she continued to sing or even talk for that matter, she could lose her voice forever.
Obeying her doctor’s orders, Adele got better and returned to the stage last week at a festival in the U.K. where she talked about her paranoia of loosing her voice.
Thank goodness she’s better. Imagine having the number one song in the country and not being able to sing it? No worries, Adele is feeling great and she’ll have a lot more great songs for us in the near future.
It was released only four months ago, selling 2.5 million copies in the U.S., and 9 million globally.
Pretty amazing accomplishment, considering a couple of years ago Adele was basically unknown.
Adele gives her money to charity and loved ones, reports Contact Music.
The jazz and blues singer claims she does so because she knows what it is like to struggle.
The 23-year-old singer claims she has had a tough upbringing, so after skyrocketing to fame, she wishes to help those in need.
“The cash has started trickling in, but I don’t come from any money so I help people. I give money to charity and to friends and family,” she says.
Adele hopes to take a break from making music soon, though, and insists she won’t hire help once she is on vacation.
“I have an assistant but I do my own washing. My auntie cleans for me, but I love a good clean as well,” she says to Britain’s Glamour magazine.
“And when all these squillion pounds come in, I’m having a f***ing break so I won’t need any help… I don’t need assistance getting myself to the pub.”
Just another reason to love her – very humble and hardworking. She definitely deserves a break too, and every penny she earns.
Adele has postponed five of her North American tour dates, reports CTV.
The British singer has had to delay the tour because of laryngitis.
Columbia Records said in a statement that the 23-year-old was diagnosed last Thursday in Minneapolis. Doctors then immediately ordered her to rest, and her show was cancelled.
Adele then apparently performed in Denver on Saturday, but could not perform the next day in Salt Lake City because ”her illness worsened.”
The soul singer posted on her Facebook page: “I’ve been told to cancel tonights show in Minneapolis because my voice has gone. I hate to cancel especially at such short notice…”
The tour will resume June 4 in San Francisco, meanwhile performances in Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver have been rescheduled.
She’s such a trooper for at least attempting to perform in Denver. I think she needs the rest though, she’s been on a whirlwind tour and has been busy steadily since her album came out. Enjoy the rest!
Yet another reason to love Adele. In her new interview with G Magazine, the songstress opened up about how she tries to retain her integrity now that she’s become such a huge powerhouse, and claims that she’s given herself rules that will keep herself from selling out.
“I think it’s shameful when you sell out. It depends what kind of artist you wanna be but I don’t want my name anywhere near another brand. I don’t wanna be tainted or haunted. I don’t want to be in everyone’s face. I’m a big music fan and I get really pissed off when it gets like that … and I don’t want people to get like that with me. I was furious when they did that on [re-releasing her debut album with extra tracks] 19. I said ‘No’ and they did it anyway. Just mugging off your fans.”
“I will not do festivals. The thought of an audience that big frightens the life out of me. I don’t think the music would work either. It’s all too slow. We had three nights on hold at The O2 and I was like ‘I wont play a festival. You think I’m gonna play a fuckin’ arena? Are you out of your mind?’ I’d rather play 12 years at the Barfly [small venue for indie bands] than one night at The O2! So I’ve made all those decisions and some people are pretty mortified. They think I’m mad.”
I love her so much for this – her music is so unique and authentic, I don’t want it to lose it’s spark. I had the chance to see her at an intimate performance on the ‘Canada AM’ soundstage, and it was just so amazing seeing her up close and personal. I think that’s how her music should be experienced.
For what seems like forever, Adele has been dominating the charts. But after reviewing UK sales, it seems as though soul-singer Adele may lose her number one spot on the charts to Kate Bush.
The iconic singer just released her new album, ‘Director’s Cut,’ which is already expected to top the UK artist album sales this week and potentially beat out Adele’s ’21′ for the first time in 15 weeks.
Bush’s album has sold 17,562 copies this week, compared to the Adele’s 14,645.
Adele is currently number one on the Canadian and American charts. It’s so crazy how big of a hit Adele has become – literally everyone loves her. And I don’t blame them, because I love her too.
I don’t think Bush will beat out Adele in Canada and America, but it looks as though she’s about to be dethroned in the UK.
Canadian rocker Sam Roberts made healthy debut on the Canadian album charts this week. The montreal-born musician’s fourth full-length disc, titled ‘Collider,’ came in at No. 3 with sales of 7,000.
This album is his first new material since 2008′s ‘Love at the End of the World,’ which entered the charts at No. 1 in May of 2008 and sold 9,000 copies.
His other albums, 2006′s ‘Chemical City’ and 2003′s ‘We Were Born in a Flame,’ checked in at No. 3, and No. 2, respectively.
Closer to the top, Adele’s ’21′ sold 22,000 copies and took the No. 1 spot for a fourth straight week. Jennifer Lopez’s latest album ‘Love?’ sold 10,000 copies and remained at No. 2 in its second week of release. Adele is unsurprisingly still dominating the charts, and this take-over will continue thanks to her current sold out North American tour.
Comedy troupe the Lonely Island had their sophomore disc ‘Turtleneck & Chain’ premiere at No. 4, while Pascale Picard’s ‘Letter To No One’ came up one to No. 5.
It’s great to see Canadian musicians at the top of the charts. Roberts’ music represents everything and anything Canadian, so way to represent!
Apparently, being a terrible boyfriend and causing your girlfriend to take out her emotions in the form of phenomenal song lyrics means he deserves royalties to the album when it makes it big. Or at least, Adele’s ex-boyfriend seems to think so!
It’s no secret that her latest album, 21, is laden with hints to her past relationship. However, according to Perez Hilton, the British singer’s ex-boyfriend is now saying that he was the man behind the hurt from her debut album, 19, and therefore feels that he deserves a cut of her royalties to the tracks for being their inspiration. Really?
“For about a week he was calling and was deadly serious about it,” Adele said according to The Sun. “Finally, I said ‘Well, you made my life hell, so I lived it and now I deserve it.’ He really thought he’d had some input into the creative process by being a prick. I’ll give him the credit – he made me an adult, and put me on the road that I’m travelling.”
Looks like you did the right thing in calling the relationship quits, Adele! This one seems like a real winner. But as much as we want to hate him, we have to admit that it is thanks to him we have so many amazing songs from this British artist. Is it enough for him to deserve money for it? We think not – at all! You put her through so much, let the girl have the recognition she deserves!
The “Rolling in the Deep” singer bears all in the inside article, “defining romantic relationship, her childhood and reveals that she doesn’t worry much about her fluctuating weight,” according to Rolling Stone.
“My life is full of drama and I won’t have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like,” Adele revealed to Rolling Stone contributing editor Touré. “I don’t like going to the gym. I like eating fine foods and drinking nice wine. Even If I had a really good figure, I don’t think I’d get my tits and ass out for no one.” However, Adele has no issue with other singers revealing too much. “I love seeing Lady Gaga’s boobs and bum,” she says. “I love seeing Katy Perry’s boobs and bum. Love it. But that’s not what my music is about. I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.”
As for her album, 21, Adele explains that it was her ex-boyfriend who inspired the track-listing. “He was artistic, but not romantic. We’d just bicker over a cup of tea or the fact that my lighter wasn’t working…He made me an adult and put me on the road that I’m traveling on,” she says.
However, the indestructible singer does have one fear: stage fright. “I’m scared of audiences,” Adele explains. “One show in Amsterdam I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I’ve thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don’t like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot.”
The British singer even touched on a sore topic; her father. “I never knew my dad,” she says, commenting on her father recently talking to British tabloids. “He has no fuckin’ right to talk about me.” Her father did reveal later on that he regretted his actions, but we still feel for her – Adele, we love you despite all the drama in your life! And sometimes it takes just that to produce such an amazing and heartfelt album.
Adele’s Rolling Stone issue will be available at newsstands and the Rolling Stone digital archive on April 15.
Songs For Japan has been released on Friday, March 25 - a compilation album to benefit the ongoing disaster relief efforts in Japan. The album is available for purchase worldwide on iTunes for $9.99, and 100 per cent of the proceeds go to benefiting the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Lady Gaga, Eminem, Pink, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry are among the many artists that appear on the album. In total, 38 artists lent songs to the album, including every and all types of music from country to rock to pop and jazz.
All acts appearing on Songs for Japan – and their labels and music publishers – have waived their royalties and proceeds from the worldwide sales to the Japanese Red Cross Society. The Japanese Red Cross Society will use funds from the album to support its ongoing relief efforts and recovery assistance to Japan’s most affected areas by the earthquake and tsunamis.
Here’s the track list for Songs for Japan, according to Apple:
1. John Lennon, “Imagine”
2. U2, “Walk On”
3. Bob Dylan, “Shelter From the Storm”
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Around the World”
5. Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
6. Beyoncé, “Irreplaceable”
7. Bruno Mars, “Talking to the Moon”
8. Katy Perry, “Firework”
9. Rihanna, “Only Girl (In the World)”
10. Justin Timberlake, “Like I Love You”
11. Madonna, “Miles Away”
12. David Guetta, “When Love Takes Over”
13. Eminem (featuring Rihanna), “Love the Way You Lie”
14. Bruce Springsteen, “Human Touch”
15. Josh Groban, “Awake”
16. Keith Urban, “Better Life”
17. Black Eyed Peas, “One Tribe”
18. Pink, “Sober”
19. Cee Lo Green, “It’s OK”
20. Lady Antebellum, “I Run to You”
21. Bon Jovi, “What Do You Got?”
22. Foo Fighters, “My Hero”
23. R.E.M., “Man on the Moon”
24. Nicki Minaj, “Save Me”
25. Sade, “By Your Side”
26. Michael Bublé, “Hold On”
27. Justin Bieber, “Pray”
28. Adele, “Make You Feel My Love”
29. Enya, “If I Could Be Where You Are”
30. Elton John, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”
31. John Mayer, “Waiting on the World to Change”
32. Queen, “Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)”
33. Kings of Leon, “Use Somebody”
34. Sting, “Fragile”
35. Leona Lewis, “Better in Time”
36. Ne-Yo, “One in a Million”
37. Shakira, “Whenever, Wherever”
38. Norah Jones, “Sunrise”
The great thing about today’s technology is that it can be combined with charity efforts on a global scale. I think this is a great cause and great concept – iTunes is one of the hottest markets right now, so why not use it for good? I know many young people who don’t exactly have the money to donate, but I’m pretty sure we all have money on our iTunes account, so this little bit can help in a major way.
British singer Adele took the #1 spot next week on the Billboard 200 chart, reports MTV News.
The soul singer’s album 21 has sold over 352,000 copies in the first weeks, surpassing Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never – The Remixes, which dropped to #2 as sales trailed off to 102,000.
Adele’s 2008 debut 19 continues to march its way back up the charts as well, jumping 34 spots to #16 on sales of 18,000.
I’m glad an actually talented artist is dominating the charts for once, as opposed to the pop sensations that usually dominate the sales. I personally got the chance to see Adele on the Canada AM soundstage last week, and she was phenomenal. She has a presence, a style, and a voice that could blow off the roof of any building. And she’s only 22!
I think the success of Adele lies in her widespread appeal. Her music could appeal to a younger generation, with songs like Rolling In The Deep that have a current, modern feel, but her voice alone could appeal to an older audience, as they can find nostalgia and comfort in her old-timesy feel. I know my parents love her voice, and my friends love her album, so really, who can not like Adele?
But in all honesty, the reason I’m really happy over this news is that she bumped Justin Bieber from the top spot. I think it’s about time for him to give up the #1 spot, or even his career. Actually, Jbiebz, you can just stop making music now. I think we’ll all be fine with Adele taking your place. Am I right?