Posts tagged "Adele"

Idolator’s Hottest 30 Under 30: 6-1

We've reached the end of our Hottest 30 Under 30 list today (as if you couldn't tell by the heat emanating from your computer screen). This week we've tipped our hats to the young artists making their mark on the music scene right now. So far we've celebrated everything from a glitter bomb and …
By: Erika Brooks Adickman / August 10, 2012

Miley Cyrus Tweets A Photo Of Herself In A See-Through Skirt: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: She may have tweeted "wearing my lucky tee shirt", but it looks like the real star of Miley Cyrus's latest pic (complete with a Starbucks cup in the background, natch) is her black underwear, just barely visible through her white skirt. [Twitter] :: If anyone's been wondering …
By: Idolator Staff / July 31, 2012

British Invasion 3.0: One Direction & 12 Other Acts You Should Know From Across The Pond

Whether it be the London Olympics, our collective obsession with PBS' Downton Abbey, the resurgence and re-tooling of such series as Doctor Who and Absolutely Fabulous or, of course, the slew of musicians hailing from the UK who've infiltrated our charts over the past couple years, America is pledging allegiance to all things British …
By: Robbie Daw / July 27, 2012

Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ Crashes Into Album Chart At #2, Adele Sets A Record

On the strength of sales of 234,000 copies, Zac Brown Band's latest LP Uncaged easily bumps Chris Brown's Fortune off the peak position on the Billboard Top 200 this week. But it's the album in the runner-up spot that has everyone talking. Frank Ocean's debut Channel Orange moved 131,000 copies — …
By: Robbie Daw / July 18, 2012

Chris Brown’s ‘Fortune’ Debuts Atop Album Chart, Katy Perry Returns To Top 10

"Don't Wake Me Up" crooner Chris Brown sees his fifth album Fortune debut at #1 this week on the Billboard Top 200, albeit with far less opening sales (134,000 copies) than his previous chart-topping LP F.A.M.E. (270,000). In fact, this marks Breezy's lowest opening week since the arrival of Graffiti (102,000) i …
By: Robbie Daw / July 11, 2012

Amy Winehouse Tributes: The Best Performances In The Year Since Her Death

When Amy Winehouse died on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27, some called the tragedy “unavoidable”. Whether or not you agreed with that particular sentiment, you can't deny that on that day one year ago, music lost one of the most unique and soulful voices of our time. Russell …
By: Idolator Staff / July 11, 2012

Coldplay Gets The Comic Book Treatment: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Looks like Coldplay is the next band to go animated. The group behind "Princess of China" have ventured into the world of comic books, announcing the launch of a six-part series based on its most recent album, Mylo Xyloto. [Consequence of Sound] :: …
By: Idolator Staff / July 11, 2012

The Chart-Topping Albums Of 2012 (So Far): From Adele To Usher

Adele was the undisputed queen of the album chart in 2011, and, so far, she's proving to be unstoppable this year as well. (Consider her baby-to-be's diaper fund settled, then!) That said, while it may seem like it, the London songstress hasn't been the only one to reach the peak position o …
By: Robbie Daw / July 6, 2012

Adele, Gotye Have Year’s Best-Selling Album, Single Halfway Through 2012

In addition to looking forward to the arrival of her first offspring, Adele can also celebrate the fact that, for the second time, 21 is the best-selling LP halfway through the year. Her sophomore album has moved 3.6 million copies so far in 2012, bringing its grand total to nearly 10 million copie …
By: Robbie Daw / July 5, 2012

Linkin Park Steal Maroon 5’s Thunder On The Album Chart

When all was said and done, Linkin Park's Living Things sold 223,000 copies in its first week of release, just 1,000 more than Maroon 5's Overexposed. The California bands thus debut at #1 and #2, respectively, on the Top 200 album chart. Adam Levine's band had to settle for a #2 peak …
By: Robbie Daw / July 5, 2012

Adele Confirms She’s Pregnant!

Adele's incredible year continues rolling along, as the singer has announced she is pregnant with her first child. The father is her 36-year-old boyfriend Simon Konecki, whom she began dating last summer. The 24-year-old Grammy-winning singer took to her website Friday (June 29) to share her happy news with the world. "Im delighted to …
By: Becky Bain / June 29, 2012

Justin Bieber Has Year’s Top Debut With ‘Believe’, Trumps Wave Of Returning Veteran Acts

History repeats itself this week, as Justin Bieber bumps his mentor Usher off the peak position on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Well, okay — technically, two years ago in April, Bieber was tops first, with My World 2.0. After a one-week stay at #1, Usher's Raymond v. Raymond knocked Justin' …
By: Robbie Daw / June 27, 2012

Adele’s Voice Brought A Little Girl Out Of A Coma: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Adele's voice can bring people to tears and, apparently, bring them back to life. A little girl miraculously woke up from a coma after hearing the Grammy-winning artist's "Rolling in the Deep" on the radio. Need a tissue yet? [Jezebel] :: …
By: Idolator Staff / June 21, 2012

Carrie Underwood Dodges Gay Marriage Backlash

Carrie Underwood can hear the storm blowing, but she's staying inside. The "Blown Away" singer recently came under fire for her support of gay marriage in an interview with UK newspaper The Independent. But the Baptist-raised country star would rather focus on her music than the politics behind her stance. "I wa …
By: Idolator Staff / June 20, 2012

Adele’s ’21’ Reaches 24 Weeks At #1, Ties With ‘Saturday Night Fever’ And ‘Purple Rain’ Soundtracks

Thanks to her primetime NBC special and the plain fact that she's Adele, the Brit singer's album sales for 21 raised 30% in the last week, with 75,000 units sold. That not only puts her back on the top of this week's album charts, but that earns Adele her 24th non-consecutive week …
By: Becky Bain / June 13, 2012

Hear Celine Dion Cover Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep”

Adele can finally put any doubts she may have had about her superstardom to rest. The Grammy winner and recent Billboard Music Award honoree just had her #1 single "Rolling in the Deep" covered by another powerhouse singer who might know a thing or two about awards: …
By: Idolator Staff / June 12, 2012

Will Adele’s ’21’ Tie The 24-Week Runs Of ‘Saturday Night Fever’ & ‘Purple Rain’ At #1?

There are now only seven albums standing in the way of Adele's massively popular 21 and keeping it from having the longest stretch at #1 on Billboard's main album chart. And according to the publication, the London songstress' sophomore LP, which to-date has already spent 23 non-consecutive weeks at #1 since it …
By: Robbie Daw / June 7, 2012

2012 Billboard Music Awards: Read The Full List Of Winners

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards turned into the 2012 Adele Awards, as the British songstress was honored with 12 awards, including Top Artist, during the show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Party-meisters LMFAO also walked away with some major booty — six trophies, to be precise, with their smash single "Party Rock …
By: Becky Bain / May 20, 2012

Billboard Music Awards 2012: A Viewer’s Guide

A day before the Grammys in February, Whitney Houston died suddenly and producers hastily pulled together a tribute segment for the late singer. And with the Billboard Music Awards just around the corner — the event is being broadcast live this Sunday, May 20, from the MGM Grand in Las Vega …
By: Robbie Daw / May 18, 2012

Adele Turns Down Headlining Gig At Glastonbury 2013

We hate to disappoint all you Glastonbury regulars with what could have been, but Adele has reportedly turned down a headlining gig at the 2013 installment of the Glastonbury music festival. The Grammy-winning singer was approached to take on a headlining spot at England's high-profile fest, something unheard of for an artist with only two …
By: Becky Bain / May 18, 2012
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