The 'Don't Worry About Me' singer Frances admits she found it nerve-wrecking working with Adele's producer Greg Kurstin.
Frances found it nerve-wracking going into the studio with Adele's producer Greg Kurstin.
The 24-year-old rising star - whose real name is Sophie Frances Cooke - jumped straight into working the renowned producer shortly after he spent time with the 28-year-old songstress getting her chart-topping single 'Hello' together.
The flame-haired beauty, who had hits 'Gravity' and 'Don't Worry About Me', was aware of how prestigious the 47-year-old songwriter is and so she decided to go in with an idea in mind for her track.
Continue reading: Frances Was Nervous Working With Greg Kurstin
Bowie's music was bought and streamed by more people than any other artist, including Adele and Drake, according to the BPI.
Following the shocking news of the music icon’s death, which broke in early January 2016, the official body governing the music industry in Britain reports that 1.6 million Bowie albums were either bought or streamed by British listeners in the 12 months of last year, more than any other single artist.
The rediscovery of Bowie’s massive back catalogue, combined with his final album Blackstar that was released just two days before his passing, meant that his sales figures were higher than anybody else.
The star was in a no nonsense mood during a concert in Melbourne
Adele has proved herself a unique performer on many occasions - from regularly interacting with her audience on current events, to helping with engagements or just being her very amusing self. But the latest intervention at her own gig got her mad when the singer had to call out a security guard after he tried to stop fans dancing at her concert.
Adele called out a security guard who kept telling her fans to sit down
The multi-award winning superstar - who recently dedicated her Album of the Year Grammy to Beyoncé - has been touring in Australia and recently had a to do with some of the staff at her Melbourne show.
Continue reading: Adele Calls Out Security Guard Who Tries To Tell Her Fans To Sit Down
During a gig in Brisbane, Adele told the crowd she had tied the knot with her long-term partner Simon Konecki.
After months of speculation, Adele has finally confirmed that she has indeed married her partner of several year, Simon Konecki.
The British songstress, 28, has achieved record-beating global sales over the last seven years with her songs of heartbreak and broken relationships.
Over the Christmas period, she and Konecki, who share four year old son Angelo, were spotted out and about in Los Angeles wearing what fans took to be gold wedding bands on their fingers. In February, at the 2017 Grammys, she then thanked her “husband” in one of her acceptance speeches, leading many to speculate that she had officially tied the knot with her fiancé.
Continue reading: Adele Confirms She's "Married Now" To Simon Konecki
The singer attended the awards in a green dress by Givenchy.
Adele has hit back at trolls who said she looked like Princess Fiona from Shrek at last month’s Grammy Awards.
At the ceremony Adele won five awards, making her now a 15-time Grammy winner and she also performed an emotional tribute to the late George Michael.
However her success wasn’t enough to stop some online making cruel jokes and claiming her choice of a green Givenchy Couture gown made her look like Shrek’s Princess Fiona, who is voiced by Cameron Diaz in the animated movies.
Continue reading: Adele Hits Back At Trolls Who Called Her Fiona From 'Shrek' At Grammys
Adele performed a slow-downed version of ‘Fastlove’ at Sunday night’s ceremony.
During her performance Adele was forced to restart the song to make sure she got it perfect, telling the audience, "I can't mess this up for him.”
The singer has been friends with Swifty for a number of years
Ed Sheeran has lifted the lid on his friendship with songstress Taylor Swift and revealed that neither of them were the popular kids at school. The star - who currently holds the number one and two spots in the charts - said that now they are the popular kids, they have "taken it too far".
Ed Sheeran said neither he nor Taylor Swift were popular at school
In an interview with the Daily Star, Sheeran revealed their friendship as a competitive one.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Talks Friendship With Taylor Swift And Competition With Adele
It may be fans last chance to see Adele live for a long time.
Metallica's James Hetfield has praised Adele's ''unbelievable'' live shows and was amazed by her ''candour and coolness'' up on stage.
The 'Nothing Else Matters' hitmaker has gushed about the 'Hello' singer's ''unbelievable'' live shows and praised her ''candour and coolness'' up on stage.
He told BBC Radio 6 Music: ''I have to tell more stories ... She's got funny stories!
Continue reading: James Hetfield: Adele 'blows My Mind'
Adele never used to be one to stand out in terms of her style, but lately she's doing a really good job.
It's quite remarkable how much Adele's fashion choices have change over the years. She's gone from uber casual to uber chic over a period of eight years. Thick knits, leggings and loose fits were her go-to wardrobe staples, but now she's into a more mature, glamorous approach to dressing.
Adele at the 2016 Brit Awards. Credit: Famous
It's true that her body shape has changed a lot since she released her debut album '19' in 2008, and with that it seems she has grown to really appreciate and know her figure, adorning it appropriately and turning more and more heads with each red carpet appearance.
Continue reading: Adele's Changing Fashion Style
Emeli Sande's family still call her by her real name Adele.
The 29-year-old singer, whose full name is Adele Emily Sande, changed her name when she become recognised as an artist because 'Hello' hitmaker Adele was already a household name, however the star has revealed her parents and close friends and relatives don't refer her to her by her middle name.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, the powerhouse said: ''My parents call me Adele. Everyone that knows me before I moved to London and started music calls me Adele.
Continue reading: Emeli Sande's Family Still Call Her By Her Real Name Adele
In a radio interview on Tuesday, Mars said he was initially put off by Adele's attitude when they worked together for 'All I Ask'.
Nearing the end of a massively successful and lucrative tour supporting a similarly massive and lucrative album, Adele has the whole world in the palm of her hand at the moment.
However, one person didn’t quite think she was all she was cracked up to be – at least on first impression. Bruno Mars recalled that, when he worked with her while co-writing the song ‘All I Ask’ for her album 25, she was a “diva” – and not in a good way!
Continue reading: Bruno Mars Calls Adele "A Diva" In New Interview
The winners were announced in London yesterday.
The 61st Ivor Novello Awards took place yesterday (May 19th 2016) in London and honoured several classic and contemporary artists from Adele to Simple Minds. It's a ceremony to celebrate songwriting and composing, as opposed to performance, and is sponsored by the copyright company PRS for Music Limited. Once again, it is presented by the British Academy Of Songwriters Composers & Authors (BASCA).
Simple Minds won Outstanding Song Collection
Unsurprisingly, Adele landed Songwriter of the Year after the success of '25' and her hit single 'Hello'. James Bay was another predictable success, the PRS Most Performed Work awarded for his UK number two single 'Hold Back The River'. Ed Sheeran's protege Jamie Lawson won Best Song Musically and Lyrically for 'Wasn't Expecting That', beating Sheeran himself whose track 'Bloodstream' with Rudimental was also up for nomination.
Continue reading: Adele, Simple Minds And Portishead Awarded At Ivor Novello Awards
'25' sold more than Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Sam Smith put together in 2015 - despite only being on sale for the last five weeks of the year!
Confirming what we essentially already knew, Adele’s global domination is total, with the news that her latest album 25 outsold the rest of the top five bestsellers around the world put together in 2015.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), a global body representing the music industry, reports that her long-awaited third album sold 17.4 million units in 2015, despite only coming out in late November. As a result, the organisation concludes that Adele has helped to reverse “two decades of almost uninterrupted decline” in the music business.
Adele performing live in Birmingham in April 2016
The grime MC has made no secret of his love for Adele’s music.
Grime artist Stormzy, real name Michael Omari, got a special shout out from Adele during one of her sold out concerts at London’s O2 Arena. The MC was thrilled at receiving the mention from the pop superstar, who also gave him a hand written letter inside his tour programme.
Continue reading: Adele Dedicates Song To Superfan Stormzy At London Show
The list features 300 people in 10 categories, ranging from the arts to technology.
Musicians Hozier and Adele and Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega are among those named by Forbes magazine in their first ever list of the 30 most influential Europeans under 30. The magazine selected 30 people from 10 different categories to make up the lists, which were complied by a panel of experts in each particular field.
Hozier has been named one of Forbes 30 most influential Europeans under 30.
"Researching, vetting and launching our first ever 30 Under 30 Europe list was an incredible task," said Randall Lane, editor of Forbes. "We scoured the continent to find the most talented millennials and, with the help of our expert judges, are proud to honour 300 of the most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars in Europe right now.”
The 'QI' host ran the rule over a selection of hit singles from 2015, and wasn't particularly impressed by most of it.
Stephen Fry has condemned the state of modern pop music in a new interview, claiming Little Mix to be “horrible” and “toxic” before saying that he’s “not interested” in the state of the pop charts in 2015.
The popular broadcaster and comic actor reviewed a selection of singles released by various artists in 2015 for BBC’s Newsbeat. However, it turns out that Fry isn’t that clued-up on modern pop music, claiming to have “heard of” Adele but very little else.
He saved his most savage criticisms for Little Mix, the 2011 winners of ‘The X Factor’, reacting to their recent single ‘Love Me Like You’ by calling it “horrible! It's just bubblegum pop,” he added.
Sometimes artists wear their influences on their sleeves.
Adele's new song 'Hello' has had the internet going crazy these past few weeks; people are excited for the release of her upcoming comeback album '25' and thus have this across-the-board number one on repeat. However, as with a lot of hit tracks, it hasn't been without its criticism and in this case people are commenting on the remarkable similarity to a Californian storyteller we all know and love.
Adele waves 'Hello' to Tom Waits with new single
The Tom Waits comparison has, in itself, been critized; but whatever people say, the fact can't be ignored that the lyrics to 'Hello' do bare remarkable parallels with Waits' 1973 song 'Martha'. Both dictate a phonecall to a long lost lover, reminiscing about their early days and reflecting on their young, foolish selves. It's not exactly a copy, merely a divine inspiration.
Continue reading: Forget Adele V Tom Waits, Here's 13 Songs We've Definitely Heard Before
You know how it is - a few drinks, and you want to set the world to rights in messages of 140 characters.
She’s probably the most powerful woman in pop music at the moment, with her third album just a fortnight away from release, but Adele has hilariously revealed that she’s not allowed to send her own tweets because she used to post on Twitter while drunk.
The 27 year old superstar has over 24 million followers on the social networking site, but admitted that everything she wants to tweet now has to be checked over by two people from her management company and “signed off”, after she nearly landed herself in hot water in the past by tweeting after a few drinks. We’ve all been there.
Adele revealed as part of her upcoming BBC special that she's banned from tweeting by herself
RiRi hasn't released a new album for three years
Rihanna hasn’t released an album for three years and rumours are beginning to circulate that the reason it won’t hit shelves this year is Adele and her own surprise third album. The Bajan star was due to release her eighth album in 2014 but instead extended the promotion of her seventh album.
Rihanna hasn't released an album for three years
Now the Daily Star has reported that the album was due to be released this year but could be pushed back to 2016 with reports suggesting that "once Adele was added to the schedule, the scramble to find a new date began".
Continue reading: Has Rihanna Delayed Her Album Release Because Of Adele?
Adele has been accused of ripping off Wait’s 1973 track ‘Martha’ with her smash hit ‘Hello’.
Adele might be enjoying massive success with her comeback single ‘Hello’, but fans of American singer Tom Waits have accused her of ‘ripping off’ his 1973 track ‘Martha’. Waits fans have been pointing out the similarities between the two songs on social media, as both are based on a similar theme.
Did Adele ‘rip off’ Tom Waits for ‘Hello’?
‘Martha’ begins with the lyrics: 'Hello, hello there, is this Martha? This is old Tom Frost / And I am calling long distance, don't worry 'bout the cost / 'Cause it's been forty years or more, now Martha please recall / Meet me out for coffee, where we'll talk about it all.’
Continue reading: Tom Waits Fans Have A Feeling They've Heard Adele's 'Hello' Before
Sheeran's record label anticipate the follow-up to 'X' arriving within the next 12 months, but the star himself is slightly wary.
The British singer-songwriter, still enjoying huge success with his second record X, released 16 months ago, has announced that his record label is weighing up the possibility of a September 2016 release date for the next one. However, Sheeran himself is sceptical as it would mean competing with arguably the biggest star in the world.
“Adele is releasing her album in the same Grammy category,” the megastar told Billboard about the prospect release date of a new record. “I don't know if I'm brave enough to go up against her.”
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Teases Some Details About His Third Album
With a number one single, a new album and two upcoming TV specials, Adele is well and truly back.
Adele will play her largest New York City show to date next month, with a special concert at Radio City Music Hall which will be broadcast on NBC. Titled 'Adele Live in New York City', the show will be broadcast on December 14th, just a month after her new album 25 hits.
Adele will film a live special for NBC in November.
The show will be Adele's first U.S. gig since fall 2011. The special will be executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Adele and Jonathan Dickins, and directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller.
Continue reading: Adele Set For NBC Special Live At Radio City Music Hall
‘Hello’ is officially the biggest number one single in three years.
Adele has gone straight to the top of the UK singles chart this week with comeback single ‘Hello’. The track took the top spot after combined sales of over 333,000 copies, making it the UK’s biggest selling number one in three years.
Adele is at number one this week with ‘Hello’.
‘Hello’ now also holds the record as the most streamed track in a single week, notching up an incredible 7.32 million streams. The single was streamed almost doubled the amount of times as previous record holder Justin Bieber, who scored 3.87 million in a week with ‘What Do You Mean?’ last month.
She's said 'Hello', now we're hoping we don't hear 'Goodbye' anytime soon.
Adele is making a comeback and so far she's received an ecstatic response. There's a huge buzz surrounding her new single, and she's preparing to unveil a few more wonders on an hour-long TV special featuring the young singer being interviewed by Graham Norton on BBC One.
Adele is coming to BBC One for a proper comeback
As well as performing a live rendition of her heart-wrenching new ballad 'Hello', she'll be opening up to Irish radio presenter and comedian Norton and giving viewers a glimpse into what else to expect from her upcoming album. The video for 'Hello' has already broken the Vevo record for landing the most views in 24 hours, and has amassed more than 90 million in total. It's her first song since 2012's Bond theme track 'Skyfall' and she'll be following it up with a predictably titled third album, '25', on November 20th 2015.
Continue reading: Adele Returns To Our Screens With BBC Special Presented By Graham Norton
Her comeback is well and truly happening
The Adele comeback is in full swing and she is already breaking records everywhere she goes. Hello her new single - and first in almost four years - has claimed Taylor Swift’s previously held record for the most downloads in 24 hours on streaming service VEVO.
Adele started her comeback at BBC Radio 1
Adele’s music video for Hello achieved a whopping 27.7 million views in 24 houurs, knocking Queen Swifty herself off the top spot which she reached with Bad Blood getting 20.1 million plays in one day.
Continue reading: Adele Smashes Taylor Swift's VEVO Download Record
Adele’s new video (and her flip phone) has given internet meme creators a wealth of material.
How did you react when Adele dropped her video for ‘Hello’ on Friday? Did you watch it on repeat, cry tears of joy or maybe just make a meme that ended up going viral? The video, which has so far had over 25 million views a day, has also become one of the most meme-d clips of the year so far, thanks to an old fashioned phone and some dodgy tea making skills.
She revealed all the details as 'Hello' was given its first airplay on Radio 1 on Friday morning.
Some more important details of the most eagerly awaited album of the year have arrived today. Adele has confirmed the release date of her third LP 25 as November 20th, while also dropping the album’s first single ‘Hello’ today and revealing the record’s artwork!
The singer, now 27, appeared on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw to debut the new single in full, and confessed to feeling more than a little apprehensive about it being played for the fist time. “I feel so sick. I'm so nervous… I obviously want people to like it,” she said. “I knew this would be the first thing everyone heard from me.”
Continue reading: Adele Reveals '25' Release Date, Confirms New Single 'Hello' Is Out Now
After teasing fans with a brief clip on Sunday, Adele has confirmed ’25’ is indeed on the way.
We all knew it was coming, but now it’s official, Adele has a new album and it’s called 25. in a lengthly letter posted on her twitter account, Wednesday, the singer described the upcoming album as a ‘make-up’ record, while apologising to fans for taking such a long time to release new material.
Adele has confirmed her new album will be called 25.
Adele began the letter by telling fans she had spent a lot of time wishing she was older, wishing she could forget or remember some things and “wishing I hadn't ruined so many good things because I was scared or bored”.
Continue reading: Adele Officially Announces That 'Make-Up' Record '25' Is On It's Way
Adele is finally back! And her fans can’t contain their excitement.
Adele fans were given a tiny taste of what’s to come from the singer on Sunday evening, when a 30 second clip featuring a new track playing during an ‘X-Factor’ ad break. It’s Adele’s first new material in three years and comes ahead of her third album, which is expected to be released later this year.
Adele has teased her first new song in three years.
Adele herself didn't actually feature in the advert, but the voice was unmistakably that of the ‘Rolling in the Deep’ singer. The simple clip featured white text of the song’s lyrics against a black background.
Continue reading: Adele Teases Fans With 30 Second Clip Of New Track During 'X-Factor'
Adele Adele and her son arrives to a private residence in Beverly Hills surrounded by her security team Featuring: Adele Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 14 Jan 2013
Adele Thursday 18th August 2011 Hollywood Paladium Adele concert Hollywood, California
Adele - Adele aka Adele Atkins London, England - Celebrities arrive at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire ahead of Beyonce's new album launch and performance Monday 27th June 2011
Adele Friday 8th April 2011 performing live at the Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Adele Thursday 13th November 2008 Keep A Child Alive's 5th Annual Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom - arrivals New York City, USA
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5th May, 1988