Posts tagged "Adele"

Breaking: Adele Is Very Rich

In a startling turn that has left the media shocked and fumbling for something solid to cling to in this chaotic, increasingly unpredictable world, new reports have surfaced alleging that Adele is rich. Like, super rich.

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?

[via NME]

Grammys: The Classic Ladies Of The Awards Show, From Whitney To Britney

With the 55th Annual Grammy Awards just days away, we’ve got that yearly itch to revisit the fashions of Grammys gone by. This time, however, we’re scratching it in a different way. This isn’t a hottest red carpet roundup. Instead, you’re not going to see Jennifer Lopez in that green Versace dress, or Rihanna rocking sexy bed-head hair. No, this year what caught our attention when we took a walk down Grammy memory lane was what actually stood the test of time: the women themselves.

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 »

Norah Jones To Perform ‘Ted’ Theme At Oscars

Did you know that Norah Jones sang the theme song to Seth MacFarlane‘s talking-bear comedy Ted? And that the song, “Everybody Needs a Best Friend,” is up for Best Original Song at the Oscars? And did you know Jones considers the Family Guy creator one of her friends? It’s all true! So it’s only fitting, then, that Norah has been invited to perform the MacFarlane-penned theme at the MacFarlane-hosted Academy Awards on February 24.

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 Crashes Chris Brown’s Ex-Girlfriend’s Party: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: 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]

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Adele Confirmed To Perform “Skyfall” At Oscars

Oh, Adele. That dude she wrote “Someone Like You” about must feel extra-extra-dumb right now. Not only has the diva nabbed a Golden Globe for Best Original Song with “Skyfall” and an Oscar nomination, too, she’s now booked to perform at the Academy Awards ceremony on February 23. Is there any doubt she’ll leave the crowd feeling shaken and stirred? More »

Adele At The 2013 Golden Globes: See Her Chic, Black Dress

Adele rocked a classic black dress for the 2013 Golden Globes. The pop star made her flawless entrance in this simple, yet elegant, Burberry gown (which kept with the theme of Adele’s other understated award show looks seen here at the 2012 Grammys and the 2012 BRIT Awards). The singer took home her first Golden Globe for Best Original Song for her “Skyfall” theme. More »

Adele Wins Best Original Song Golden Globe Award For “Skyfall”

With an Oscar nod last week, Adele was already well on her way to that holiest of honors — the EGOT — and now she has a Golden Globe under her belt, too. Tonight (January 13), Adele took the top honor at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, collecting the Best Original Song Golden Globe for the title theme from Skyfall. Watch her acceptance speech below. More »

BRIT Awards: One Direction, Emeli Sande, Adele Among Those Nominated

Because you clearly didn’t get enough award show overload this week with the People’s Choice Awards being held last night, Oscar nominees announced this morning and the Golden Globes just around the corner, the lucky artists up for 2013 BRIT Awards were announced today. Many artists who won big at the UK’s equivalent of the Grammys have found themselves nominated again this year, including Emeli Sande, the recipient of the 2012 Critics’ Choice award.

Sande is up for the most BRITs (four, including British Album Of The Year), while One Direction, winners of British Single last year, are up for British Group, and Adele, last year’s Album Of The Year and British Female Solo Artist winner, is nominated for British Single (for “Skyfall”) this time around.

Catch the full list of nominees for the 2013 BRIT Awards below. More »

Adele Receives Oscar Nomination For “Skyfall”: Will She Win?

All those end-of-year charts saw a whole new flood of commercial milestones rolling in for Adele, who easily owned 2012 with the continued success of 21 — but now she’s received the holiest of critical acclaim, too, by way of an Academy Award nomination. Yes, Adele’s James Bond theme song “Skyfall,” from the film of the same name — that big, roaring melodramatic slice of jazzy noirish wailing — nabbed an Oscar nom in the original song category, which is great for Adele, and also great for the public, since it all but guarantees that she’ll perform at the Oscars.  More »

Adele And Gotye Have Best Selling Album, Single Of 2012

Remember how Adele‘s 21 and Gotye‘s “Somebody That I Used To Know” were deemed to be the to-date best selling album and single, respectively, of 2012 last July? Well, both toughed it out through the end of the year and warded off all pop competitors to remain on top on Billboard‘s final 2012 tallies.

The publication notes that 21 sold another 4.41 million copies in ’12 (down just a bit from 5.82 million in 2011), thus marking the first time since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991 that the same album is tops two years in a row.

Elsewhere, Gotye’s Kimbra-featuring smash “Somebody That I Used To Know” racked up  a total of 6.80 million digital sales, with Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe,” the top tune on iTunes for the year, nipping just behind with 6.47 million overall. More »