Sorry, but Adele won't be playing Glastonbury
We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but it's time to squash a rumor about Adele most fans hoped was true.
The Internet had been abuzz with 'news' that Adele would make her return to live performances by headlining this year's Glastonbury festival, but the event organizer Emily Eavis has confirmed otherwise.
When asked by a media outlet if Adele would headline, Eavis said, "That's not true. That's the only denial I will do. I would love Adele. To have Adele would be a complete dream, but she's not going to be here this year."
Though fans are certainly disappointed, the news concerning Adele isn't all bad. Toward the end of last year it was reported she was working on a duet with Lady Gaga, which had fans in quite the frenzy. The following month, Gaga posted a picture on Twitter featuring the duo. She also wrote, "Nothing like a Wednesday night bro-down with the beautiful Adele. (sic)."
Adele's last album, "21," has been sitting on the charts (specifically the Billboard 200) for four years straight. According to Forbes, of the 208 weeks the album has been on the tally, only 24 of them have been outside the top 100. In the third week of February 2015 it sat at number 89, with some 7,000 people buying a copy.
Adele earns a 'Skyfall' of hardware (Updated July 18, 2013)
Does Adele have (gasp) "bliss block?" That's what online tabloids have been speculating now that the songstress is a full-time mother. Some stories even quote 'friends' of the Grammy-award winning star as saying she's so happy that she's struggling to write the emotional ballads she's become known for.
In this case? Don't believe everything you read. Even in hiatus, Adele has been on a roll. She wrote and recorded the theme song for "Skyfall," the twenty-third James Bond film. It immediately rose to number 2 on the UK Singles Chart, and "Skyfall" entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 8. The impressive debut was Adele's first song to debut in the Top 10, selling 261,000 copies in the United States in its first three days.
What else happened to Adele during her maternity leave from the music industry? She was named Billboard Artist of the Year and "21" was named Album of the Year, making her the first artist to receive both accolades two years in a row. She was also named top female artist, and the Associated Press bestowed upon her the title of Entertainer of the Year for 2012.
It was reported in January that Adele was working on a new record, though she failed to either confirm or deny the rumors other than to say she would work when she had "something to sing about." She was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for "Skyfall" in January, and the following month performed the tune at the 85th Academy Awards, where it also won for Best Original Song. But the icing on the cake came when her live version of "Set Fire to the Rain" also took home the award the Best Pop Solo Performance.
Here's a proven recipe for musical success if there ever was one: Take one part soul and Motown-invoking blues. Add a little bit of gospel and a smidge of traditional country flared with the beat of today's pop culture. Pump it up with an unforgettable, warm alto tinged with a raspy kick. Bring it all together and what you have is an artist who has captured the hearts of millions in a relatively short amount of time.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins – known simply as Adele – experienced the kind of start to her career that few others in the music industry ever have. Offered a recording contract based on a demo posted on MySpace in 2006, the English singer-songwriter is now two albums, eight Grammys and a few million records into a career that has literally Set Fire to the Rain.
A freshman album, "19," bowed in 2008 to commercial and critical success. Inside of four years it's been certified platinum four times in the UK and double platinum in the U.S. But it was her sophomore effort, "21," that not only surpassed the success of her first project, but landed her in the Guinness Book of World Records . Behind songs like "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You," she became the first artist to sell more than 3 copies of an album in a year in the UK. She is first living artist to have two top five hits in both the UK Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart simultaneously since the Beatles. And to top it off, she is the first artist in history to lead the Billboard 200 concurrently with three Billboard Hot 100 number ones.
The "Adele Live" tour sold out its North American leg in 2011, but the singer-songwriter was eventually sidelined by surgery for a benign polyp on her vocal cords. She made her live comeback at the 2012 Grammy Awards, but is currently off the road while awaiting the birth of her first child.
Adele to Begin Work on New Album
"Rumor has it" (see what I did there?) that Adele is finally ready to re-enter the music world, and is working on a new album slated for November release. The album would be the singer's third effort, a follow-up to 2011's massively successful 21. No official info about the new tunes have been released, but…Read more
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