Posts tagged "Adele"

Adele Is The AP Entertainer Of The Year, Beating Out Taylor Swift & PSY

Adele is the Associated Press Entertainer of the Year, receiving more votes than the likes of Taylor Swift, PSY, the cast of Twilight and even noted mommy-porn author E.L. James. Like PSY, the Entertainer of the Year made but one piece of entertainment in 2012 — “Skyfall,” which has already entered the pantheon of classic…

Carl Williott / December 20, 2012

“Shine Brighter” With DJ Earworm’s 2012 Pop Song Mash-Up

DJ Earworm is back with this year’s United State Of Pop  mash-up, and we’re still picking up pieces of our brain after hearing how he paired up Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” with two late entrants into the 2012 canon, Ke$ha (“Die Young”) and Bruno Mars (“Locked Out Of Heaven”). After…

Carl Williott / December 17, 2012

Adele’s ’21’ Is iTunes’ Best-Selling Album For Second Straight Year, “Call Me Maybe” Tops Song Sales

It’s been nearly two years since Adele released her sophomore LP 21, but for the second straight year it was the top-selling album on iTunes. Taylor Swift’s Red came in second, followed by Mumford & Sons’ Babel. One Direction’s Up All Night and fun.‘s Some Nights rounded out the top five. No surprises there.

As for iTunes’ most-downloaded songs list, it’…

Carl Williott / December 13, 2012

Taylor Swift & Adele Nab Golden Globe Nominations

Prepare yourselves for battle: Taylor Swift and Adele are going head-to-head at next year’s Golden Globes. The two singers are up for Best Original Song — Adele for “Skyfall” and Swfit for “Safe & Sound” from The Hunger Games. They’ll face off against Keith Urban for his Act Of Valor track “For You,” Jon Bon Jovi and “Suddenly”…

Carl Williott / December 13, 2012

Britney Spears Edges Out Taylor Swift As Top-Earning Female Musician Of 2012

Britney Spears was the most profitable female musician of the year, according to Forbes. Thanks to the success of her latest album Femme Fatale, the tour and her fragrance, the 31-year-old pop star raked in $58 million in 2012. Taylor Swift came in second on the list, just a million bucks short of Spears’ number. Just how…

Carl Williott / December 12, 2012

Adele, Katy Perry & Rick Ross In Running For Best Original Song Oscar Nomination: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Adele’s “Skyfall” and Rick Ross’ “100 Black Coffins” from Django Unchained are among the 75 songs in the running for a Best Original Song Oscar nomination. Also in the mix: Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” from her concert film and Florence + The Machine’s “Breath Of Life” from Snow White And The

Carl Williott / December 12, 2012

Best Music 2012: Becky G Picks Her Favorite Album Of 2012

The end of 2012 is fast approaching, and it’s got us reflecting on the very best music this year had to offer — and doing it with a little help from our friends. Idolator asked some of our favorite artists to talk about the albums that most inspired them this year in an exclusive serie…

Sam Lansky / December 3, 2012

Backstreet Boys, Eminem Each Have Two Of The 21 Best-Selling Albums Of The SoundScan Era

Given that Adele’s 21 recently became the 21st album to sell 10 million copies in the SoundScan era (since 1991), Billboard chart sage Keith Caulfield took it upon himself to tally up the facts, the figures and the legendary crooners who make up this elite group of Diamond-status pop acts.

For music-and-numbers geek…

Robbie Daw / November 29, 2012

‘The X Factor’ Renewed For Third Season: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

::  Simon Cowell’s The X Factor has been renewed for a third season to air on Fox in 2013. “I am so proud of the show and the team who have made it this season,” Cowell said. That team now includes hosts Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez, who will debut o…

Carl Williott / October 23, 2012

‘Best Of Bond…James Bond: 50 Years — 50 Tracks’ Prize Pack Giveaway: Enter!

If you’re currently loving Adele’s Skyfall theme it’s probably because the track sounds like a timeless Bond classic. And if the Grammy winner’s song has you hungry for more tunes from 007 and are looking for a great way to celebrate the film franchise’s 50th anniversary, then our top secret contest will be music to your ears.

Erika Brooks Adickman / October 22, 2012

Adele Gives Birth To Baby Boy, Maybe

According to reports, there’s a whole new reason for Adele to celebrate — beyond her album 21 going countless times platinum, that is. British news outlets are reporting that the “Skyfall” chanteuse and her boyfriend Simon Konecki welcomed a baby boy into the world late Friday (October 19) night.
The Mirror quotes a source close to the singer,…

Sam Lansky / October 20, 2012

Adele’s Record Label: Her Next Album “May Not Come For Some Years”

Although Adele’s recent Bond theme “Skyfall” has been keeping us sated as we await new tunes from the soulful chanteuse, her label, XL Recordings, released some bad news via a New York Times article earlier today (October 17). While reporting on their 2011 earnings — XL took in $67 million in profit in 2011 out…

Sam Lansky / October 17, 2012

Whatcha Say: Adele’s “Skyfall,” Bieber’s Barf & The Nicki Vs. Mariah Drama Got Our Readers Talking

Over the past week, Adele’s James Bond theme song “Skyfall” was released, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey got into an apparent cat fight on the set of American Idol, Bruno Mars unveiled a new single, Christina Aguilera revealed her Lotus album cover and Chris Brown got hammered and threw some video online showing the “real”…

Robbie Daw / October 5, 2012

Adele’s James Bond Theme “Skyfall”: Review Revue

As with most things surrounding James Bond, the details of Adele’s Skyfall theme song were kept top secret — until earlier this week. Last night the much-awaited soundtrack offering premiered in full and hit iTunes, and it’s pretty much soared to #1 within a matter of hours all around the world. So how does “Skyfall”…

Robbie Daw / October 5, 2012

Adele’s “Skyfall”: Hear The Full James Bond Theme

Adele’s Skyfall theme is finally here! It was supposed to premiere at precisely 7:07 p.m. ET (0:07 a.m. in London town, get it?) tonight (October 4), but as these things often do, it leaked early. And while we need to give it a few more listens before we decide to bestow it with an official…

Carl Williott / October 4, 2012

Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ Theme: Hear A 90-Second Preview

Can’t wait until October 4 at the precise time of 7:07 p.m. ET to hear Adele’s “Skyfall”? No worries! A 90-second snippet of her James Bond theme has surfaced. And from this tiny sample, it’s very Bond-y, both sultry and grand. It starts with minimal piano accompaniment and a clean guitar line, before that  77-piece…

Carl Williott / October 1, 2012

Adele’s “Skyfall” Cover Artwork & Premiere Date Revealed

Hot on the heels of Adele’s confirmation via Twitter that she is indeed recording the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall, a press release today offered way more details about the upcoming single — including a premiere date of Friday, October 5 at 12:07 a.m. BT (that’s Thursday, October 4 at 7:07 p.m.

Sam Lansky / October 1, 2012

Adele (Finally) Confirms Paul Epworth-Written ‘Skyfall’ Theme

After months of speculation and suspect reports, Adele has finally confirmed that the rumors are true — the record-breaking superstar has recorded the theme song for the new James Bond film Skyfall. As originally reported, the song, which shares the film’s title, was co-written and produced by her frequent production partner Paul Epworth, who helmed…

Sam Lansky / October 1, 2012

The 10 Best James Bond Songs (Until Adele’s 007 ‘Skyfall’ Theme Drops)

Rumor has it the producers of the next James Bond film, Skyfall, have only one diva in their sights for the sure-to-be-blockbuster theme song: multiple-Grammy-winner Adele! Nothing has been officially confirmed by either camp, but we think the platinum 21 songbird is an ideal fit for the classic James Bond motif. Not only is she…

John Hamilton / October 1, 2012
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