Just two days prior at rehearsal, the British singer commented that the Dolby Theatre “might need to get a new reverb machine.” Prior to her performance, the Academy paid tribute to 50 years of James Bond films with a scenes montage and a show-stopping set by Shirley Bassey, the woman responsible for the franchise’s founding themes. But as “Skyfall” slowly built to a crescendo, Adele appeared completely calm and collected as she exercised remarkable control of every smoldering note. More »
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With every hair (and every false eyelash) perfectly in place, we have to admit we don’t mind one bit that the Brit returned to her signature awards-show color, black — especially after the vintage red dress she wore to the Grammys that had fans divided. More »
What’s interesting is the inverse relationship between touring and album sales. Older, established acts who no longer move units rake in loads of cash from their huge tours — just see the Top 3 above. But then newer acts on the list made most of their money from sales. For instance, Taylor Swift topped last year’s list, but she still made the cut this year (#15) despite having no US concert earnings in 2012. Adele also didn’t have touring revenue last year but landed at the 11th spot. Likewise, #39 Mumford & Sons and #33 Maroon 5 both made less than $1 million from touring. More »
“This is a dream, really,” Sande said when accepting her Album of the Year prize. Otherwise, the Brits renewed their undying love for Lana Del Rey by giving her another trophy this year. Adele and Coldplay also came home with wins for the second straight year. Head below to see the full list of winners. More »
These were just a few of the moments during the three-and-a-half hours that made up the 2013 Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 10). We admitted in our wrap-up of music’s so-called big night that the whole thing was pretty underwhelming on this end. So how did the rest of the Internet react? Head below for a roundup of reviews. More »
The Sun reports (via NME) that the singer makes £41,000 a day (at current exchange rates, that’s about $65,000); company accounts show that she has £10.3 million on hand and £4.6 million due in royalties and “other payments,” which totals £14.9 million. (That’s $16.3 million in the bank, $7.3 million coming her way, and $22.6 million altogether, so no big.) If there’s a lesson here, it’s that all you need is phenomenal vocal talent, unparalleled songcraft and the raw emotion of brutal heartbreak to make millions of dollars. Any takers?
In the gallery above, we present to you pop’s divas whose careers long outlasted the now-dated dresses they wore. Join us as we celebrate young Britney Spears, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Adele and Whitney Houston the night they won their first Grammys and (for reasons unknown) that time that Cher talked to Miley Cyrus. See how many of these historical pop moments you remember! More »
Of course, she won’t be the only classy crooner gracing the stage. Adele will perform her James Bond theme “Skyfall,” which is also nominated. Those two old-fashioned, horn-heavy tunes are up against tracks from Les Miserables, Life of Pi and something called Chasing Ice.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]
:: Rihanna was caught leaving Hollywood’s Playhouse club with a group of friends on the same night as model Karrueche Tran’s party in honor of her cover story with Rolling Out magazine. Tran is Chris Brown’s on-again-off-again girlfriend, so he was in attendance, although he made zero waves for a change. Rihanna, though, made the biggest statement by showing up… and then leaving. Drama! [New York Daily News]
:: One Direction’s young stud Zayn Malik must enjoy a little diversity — aka infidelity. Once again, the 1D singer is reported to have cheated on his Little Mix gal Perrie Edwards — this time, with an Australian waitress named Courtney Webb. [The Sun]
:: Alicia Keys released her single “BNM (Brand New Me)” at the end of last year, but now gave the hit a brand new remix. Leeshy dropped “Part 2″ of the song, using a beat sample from Cajmere’s “It’s Time For the Percolator” along with interpolating Crystal Waters’ classic “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)” on the hook. [Rap-Up]
:: Adele has kept far from mum about her feelings toward father Mark Evans, saying that she’d spit in his face if she ever saw him. Evans has tried to re-open the wound once again, now that he has a grandson that he has yet to meet. Apparently, Mark Evans has left multiple messages for Adele, asking to meet her firstborn, but he’s received no response. Doesn’t sound like Adele will be returning calls to her dad anytime soon. [Gigwise]
After the jump, find out which music acts you can watch on the tube today. More »