Posts tagged "Adele"

Madonna Was The Highest-Paid Musician of 2012, Topping Bruce Springsteen, Justin Bieber

All hail the Material Girl! Madonna tops Billboard‘s annual Money Makers list this year, after pulling in $34.6 million dollars, almost all of which came from her blockbuster MDNA tour (93.5% to be exact). As music sales dwindle in the digital age and streams (which pay nano-cents on the dollar) become the main player, touring is ever more key to an artist’s financial success. Which is why in the No. 2 and 3 spots, respectively, you find Bruce Springsteen ($33.4M) and Roger Waters ($21.2M). According to the magazine, concerts accounted for 68.9% of revenue for the 40 artists on the list, with the Top 10 averaging 84.2%.

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 »

BRIT Awards 2013: Winners List

We saw all the big-name arrivals across the pond at the BRIT Awards, but now for the actual hardware! Last year Adele and Ed Sheeran cleaned up, and this year it was another male-female duo dominating, with Emeli Sande and Ben Howard both winning two awards.

“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 »

Grammy Awards: Review Revue

Justin Timberlake Was a Highlight — But what About the rest?
Adele added another award to her collection. Gotye added another minute to the 15 he already has by winning three statues. Fun.‘s Nate Ruess and Frank Ocean each sounded out of key. Katy Perry‘s breasts appeared to have tripled in size. Justin Timberlake returned with a standout live performance that included a full orchestra and Jay-Z. And Kelly Clarkson admitted on-air that she doesn’t know who Miguel is.

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 »

Grammy Awards 2013: Adele Sets Fire To The Red Carpet In Red Dress

Now here’s something you don’t see every day: Adele on a red carpet wearing something other than the color black! The uber rich pop star arrived at the 2013 Grammy Awards dressed in a retro red number. Just goes to show you, when it comes to music’s big night, expect the unexpected. More »

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 »