Posts tagged "Adele"

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 was asked a difficult question i…

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 at #1 —…

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: Celine Dion.

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 its release last year,…

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 Anthem” nabbing the…

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 Vegas at 8 p.m. EST…

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 albums.

Becky Bain / May 18, 2012

Adele’s ’21’ Has Now Sold Over 9 Million Copies In The US

After Adele’s 21 moved another 101,000 copies last week in the lead-up to Mother’s Day — and subsequently moved back up to #2 on the Top 200 chart in the process — the Grammy-winning LP has now crossed the 9 million mark in sales here in the States. The London songstress’ sophomore effort also racked…

Robbie Daw / May 18, 2012

Check Out Katy Perry’s ‘Part Of Me 3-D’ Movie Poster: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Katy Perry has revealed the movie poster for her upcoming concert flick Part Of Me, and of course she would be sporting at least two hair colors. Catch even more wonderful wigs when the movie is released July 5! [MTV Buzzworthy]

:: Kreayshawn has revealed the collaborations on her…

Becky Bain / May 18, 2012

Carrie Underwood Keeps Blowing Away The Competition On The Album Chart

Carrie Underwood’s fourth LP Blown Away manages to cling to the peak position on Billboard’s Top 200 for a second week, after music buyers grabbed another 120,000 copies. Both that album and Adele’s 21 (101,000), which is back up to #2, sold well in the lead-up to Mother’s Day this past Sunday. Guess it’…

Robbie Daw / May 16, 2012

Adele Set For Hour-Long Interview And Concert Special With Matt Lauer

Adele is set to appear during an hour-long interview with Matt Lauer in a special called “Adele Live in London with Matt Lauer,” where the Grammy-winning singer will discuss how her life has changed since the release of her incredibly successful sophomore album, 21. The special will air on June 5 at 8 p.m. EST o…

Becky Bain / May 10, 2012

Happy Birthday, Adele & Chris Brown! Let’s Play “Who Said It?”

May 5 marks the birthdays of two very popular artists currently ruling the pop scene: Chris Brown and Adele, who turn 23 and 24, respectively. How do we even begin to simultaneously celebrate the births of two people who couldn’t be more different? Since the only thing Breezy and Adele appear to have in commo…

Becky Bain / May 5, 2012

Adele’s ’21’ Surpasses Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ And ‘Bad’ Album Sales In The UK

Citizens of the world, know this one thing: Adele’s 21 will never be stopped. It’s now up to 8.9 million copies sold in the US alone. She had to hire a maid just to dust off the awards the album has racked up. (Not really, but, you know…) And now Adele has apparently reached another…

Robbie Daw / May 3, 2012

Jack White Tops Album Chart For First Time, The Wanted Debut In The Top 10

Jack White has released albums over the past 13 years as a part of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, but it took the Detroit rocker going solo to finally reach the peak position on Billboard’s Top 200. White’s LP Blunderbuss sold 138,000 copies out of the gate, enough to land at…

Robbie Daw / May 2, 2012

Adele And LMFAO Lead The 2012 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

The Billboard Music Awards is a Top 40 fan’s dream come true, and the list of the 2012 finalists is filled with the artists who were all but unavoidable in the last year. Adele and LMFAO lead the pack with 18 and 17 nods, respectively. (Who’s hoping for a “Rumour Has It”/”Sexy And I Know…

Becky Bain / April 20, 2012

The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 4.16.12)

This week we said goodbye to a pioneer in music, radio and television, while another legend, from the world of hip hop, was resurrected on stage at Coachella. Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj bid adieu to Twitter, Gotye came from overseas and conquered the singles chart and Lionel Richie climbed to the top of the album chart…

Robbie Daw / April 20, 2012

Rihanna, Adele & Raphael Saadiq Make ‘Time’ 100 Most Influential People List

Time has rolled out it’s annual roundup of the 100 Most Influential People In The World, and, music-wise, Grammy-dominating diva Adele, chart queen Rihanna and R&B singer/producer Raphael Saadiq all made the cut. The publication notes that its list is made up of the “people who inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our…

Robbie Daw / April 18, 2012

Adele Nominated For Four British Songwriting Awards

Because winning ALL of the Grammys wasn’t enough, Adele now leads the nominations in the UK’s 57th annual Ivor Novello Awards, presented by the British Academy of Songwriters. The 23-year-old record-breaking singer picked up four nods Tuesday (Apr. 17) — the most of any artist this year. Her 2011 hit “Rolling in the Deep” i…

Nicole Sia / April 17, 2012

Adele Tops List Of England’s Wealthiest Musicians Under 30

Her Grammy-winning sophomore LP 21 is sailing back toward the top of the US album chart — for a 24th non-consecutive week, mind you — so it makes sense that Adele, who landed three #1 singles in the past year, would top The Sunday Times Rich List 2012 for wealthiest musicians under 30. The 23-year-old…

Robbie Daw / April 12, 2012
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