Posts tagged "Adele"

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” from Les Miserables. More »

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 close is $1M? Taylor was reportedly making that each night of her tour, meaning if she had just scrounged together a couple more shows (so lazy, right!?) the Red star would’ve been the most successful woman in music this year.

But there’s always next year: the numbers come from earnings between May 2011 and May 2012, so Swift’s mammoth returns don’t even include her record-breaking Red sales. The top 5 is rounded out with Rihanna ($53M), Lady Gaga ($52M) and Katy Perry ($45). Read on for the full list. More »

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

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:: 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 Huntsman. Only five songs will make the final cut. [HitFix]

:: Speaking of Florence…during a performance in Scotland, the singer stopped mid-song in order to address a fan fight occurring near the stage. After scolding the brawlers, she noticed that a girl near the fracas was crying, so Flo descended from the stage to hug her. One question: who the hell fights at a Florence concert? [TMZ]

:: Spinner is live-streaming 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief from Madison Square Garden tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. Superstars like Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys are performing. [Noisecreep]

:: In more relief news, Swedish House Mafia added another New York City date to their farewell tour in order to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief. The “Black Tie Rave” at Hammerstein Ballroom takes place on February 28 and all proceeds will go to relief efforts for New York and New Jersey. [Billboard]

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

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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 series — and first up is Becky G, the singer-songwriter-rapper who’s a certified superstar in the making — and her favorite LP of the year may surprise you.  More »

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 geeks it’s quite an interesting list. For instance, did you know Metallica‘s classic, self-titled LP from 1991 is tops? Or that pop-country diva Shania Twain‘s Come On Over has sold more copies than Alanis Morissette‘s angsty ’90s must-have Jagged Little Pill? Also, Backstreet Boys and Eminem are the only juggernauts who have managed to pull off two albums that crossed 10 million copies, while, in this age of piracy, Adele is the only artist to achieve the feat in this decade (so far).

Catch the full roundup below. More »

Adele’s ’21′ Crosses 10 Million Sales Mark In US

That Adele reign just won’t end! Following a list of professional achievements in recent years that would take at least an hour or two to rattle off, pop’s latest Bond girl has another accolade to slap on her resume: 10 million copies sold of her sophomore LP 21.  Sure, it took 92 weeks for the album to move that many units, but let’s all doff our caps to the London singer — after all, who the hell is selling that many records these days, anyway?

Billboard‘s chart numbers cruncher Keith Caulfield reports that the last album to sell as many copies in a shorter span of time was *NSYNC‘s No Strings Attached (it hit 10 million in its 43rd week, in January 2001). That tells us two things: in the age of music piracy, Adele is an unstoppable force who has an extremely long career ahead of her (duh), and it’s been far too long since we’ve watched the video for *NSYNC’s “It’s Gonna Be Me.” Let’s remedy the latter below, boy band fanatics! More »

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

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::  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 on the November 1 episode. [Billboard]

:: Jay-Z and Beyonce were denied a petition to trademark their daughter’s name, Blue Ivy, because a Boston firm has been going by the name Blue Ivy Events since 2009. Bey wanted the trademark for a line of children’s clothing. [E!]

:: In other baby news, people are already shading Adele and her baby boy on Twitter, because people are terrible. A sample of the fare: “Adele was pregnant? I thought she was fat.” [Jezebel]

:: Some people combined their love of Taylor Swift and their love of Breaking Bad to make “We Are Never Ever Gonna Cook Together,”  because people are wonderful. [Youtube]

:: Girls Aloud is the biggest-selling girl group of the 2000s (based on single sales). Since their 2002 debut, the five Brits have moved 4.3 million singles. [NME]

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‘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. Jump below for details on how to enter (for your eyes only) — straight from Idolator with love. More »

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, who said, “Adele and Simon are ecstatic at their new arrival.” But as the notoriously private singer-songwriter has yet to confirm the birth via her representative, we’re holding out for an official statement — if not for an album full of striking ballads about the joys of motherhood.

 

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 of $181 million in revenue, up 400% from the $36 million they earned in 2010 without a new Adele album — the label mentioned that their future earnings are subject to change, especially if Adele can’t push out another LP anytime soon.

“The next Adele album may not come for some years, and it’s impossible to predict its likely sales,” XL told the Times. “We therefore regard this year’s figures as exceptional.” Shame — if only the label could get Adele on Rihanna‘s release schedule, they’d become a billion-dollar business in no time.