Posts Tagged ‘Adele’
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 14, 2012
Adele has made it into another exclusive chart – a top 10 of the highest-paid celebrities under the age of 30.
The Someone Like You star earned 35 million US dollars (£23 million) between May 2011 and May 2012, according to American publishing firm Forbes.
It put her at number six in its top 10 which was dominated by women singers, with Taylor Swift topping the charts with 57 million US dollars (£37 million).
Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber was the only male in the top five, which also included Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.
Experts examined album and concert sales, film deals and advertising endorsements to reach the figures.
Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson also made the top 10 with estimated earnings of 34.5 million US dollars (£22 million) and 26.5 million US dollars (£17 million) respectively. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 12, 2012
Adele heads a female-dominated list of the UK’s richest young musicians, who are beating their male counterparts in the money charts.
The multi-Grammy winner has amassed a fortune of £20 million, elevating her above Cheryl Cole, Leona Lewis and Katie Melua in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List.
But Britain’s leading men remain at the top of the country’s wealthiest screen stars. Despite the Harry Potter film franchise coming to an end, its star Daniel Radcliffe remains the richest young actor.
The 22-year-old is sitting on a personal fortune of £54 million, up from £48 million in 2011, according to the Sunday Times. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 11, 2012
An eight-year-old girl has caused a stir online after posting a video of herself singing Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’.
Singer Fitri Cerado won a Philippines TV talent show when she was just 7 years old, and now she’s reaching an international audience via YouTube.
She’s racked up thousands of views with her solo piano versions of power ballads and love songs, and now she’s going for the biggest pop star of the last 12 months – Britain’s own Adele. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 22, 2012
Should Adele have been cut off at the Brit Awards?
In a year where no one bared their bottom at another performer, no buckets of water were thrown over VIP politicians and, sadly, the host was so polite as to be almost strait-jacketed in his repartee, all the controversy this year’s Brits can muster is over an acceptance speech being cut short.
Adele had just been presented with the biggest award of the night, for Best British Album, for her world-conquering 21, and had barely begun to make her emotional thank you speech – she was 12 seconds into it – when host James Corden cut her short with a “I’m sorry, I can’t believe I have to do this…” and hustled her off the stage.
Adele responded with a swift finger gesture, which she later apologised for, saying it was “for the suits, not her fans”.
It wasn’t Corden’s fault, and he sounded just as sorry as Adele afterwards. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 21, 2012
Adele has proved that her Grammy haul 10 days ago was no lucky fluke, winning two of the major awards at this year’s Brit Awards.
The London singer was straight off the mark, winning the first Brit of the night – for British Female Solo Artist, and then capped the night with the award for Best British Album, for 21.
The talent behind the record-breaking album said nothing made her prouder than to win the award for Best Album, which she received from a pleasantly emotional George Michael.
She was given her first gong by Kylie Minogue, whom Adele said made “her feel like a drag artist”, because of their height difference, particularly as Adele was looking splendidly glamorous in heels.
She said, “It’s been an amazing year,” and thanked her record company for “letting me be the artist I’ve always wanted to be”. She also thanked “all the girls out there”.
Ed Sheeran, the most nominated artist of the night with four nods, picked up the Award for Best British Male Solo Artist, and also Best British Breakthrough Act. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 21, 2012
Adele is likely to triumph at the Brit Awards tonight, after a record-breaking year and a stunning roll of six Grammy Award wins last weekend.
Bookmaker Ladbroke’s has the Rolling In The Deepsinger as favourite to win the Best Female Solo Artist category, where she’s pitched against fiery Florence & the Machine, relative newcomer Price Tag singer Jessie J, veteran Kate Bush, whose 1978 debut single, Wuthering Heights, was the first British number one to be both written and sung by a woman, and last year’s winner, folk singer Laura Marling.
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 19, 2012
This kind of war not necessary, better to improve relationship:
Adele’s estranged father has spoken out after the star said she would “spit in his face” if she ever saw him again, saying her comments have left him “devastated”.
The singer’s dad, Mark Evans, split from her mum, Penny, when Adele was three years old and has had little contact with her since.
After selling his story to to a British tabloid last year the singer vowed never to speak to him again, telling American Vogue that he had blown his chances of a reunion.
“I was actually ready to start trying to have a relationship with him,” she told the magazine. “He’s f**king blown it…
“He will never hear from me again… If I ever see him I will spit in his face.”
Speaking to the Daily Mail, her dad responded to her comments, saying: “I can’t believe she said that. It’s devastating. I don’t know where it’s come from. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 13, 2012
Adele has captured six Grammys at a ceremony that had the difficult task of celebrating music’s best while mourning the loss of one of their greatest, Whitney Houston.
Houston’s death on the eve of the awards forced a delicate balance between the exuberance of the show’s winners and recognition of the tragedy only 24 hours earlier.
Adele, who owned the year’s best-selling album with21, which won the album of the year award, was triumphant in her first performance since vocal cord surgery forced the cancellation of a tour and months of vocal rest.
Her peers also gave her a lengthy welcome-back standing ovation after she hit the high notes again on her 2011 smash-hit Rolling in the Deep.
The song also won her two of the night’s most prestigious awards, record of the year and song of the year, while Someone Like You won for best pop vocal performance. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 10, 2012
Mary J Blige is pledging her support for Adele for this year’s Grammy Awards.
The nine-time Grammy winner is behind the British songstress all the way at the prestigious US music ceremony, for which Adele has received six nominations.
“Wow, I’m such an Adele fan and I love what she has done this year. Her album was amazing, she’s amazing and I’m just rooting for her,” Mary said on the red carpet of the (Belvedere) RED pre-Grammy party in Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 24, 2012
Adele may our best-selling artist this year with a record-breaking spell at the top of the charts both sides of the Atlantic, but she’s been surprisingly pipped by Ed Sheeran in this year’s list of nominations for the Brit Awards.
Sheeran is nominated for four of the gongs on offer, while both Adele and Jessie J have received three nods.
The brightly-haired 20-year-old has covered a lot of ground in the seven months since his debut single,The A Team, broke into the UK Chart at number 3.
As well as being nominated in the Breakthrough Artist category, he’s been shortlisted for Male Solo Artist, Top British Single (based on airplay and sales), and British Album of the Year for his debut offering +.
Click here for a full list of all the nominations for this year’s Brit Awards Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 30, 2011
Park Ji Min may only be 15 years of age, but there’s no doubting her singing talent, with a jaw-dropping cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” wowing the judges of Korean TV talent show, KPop Star.
Speaking in Korean to the judges before her audition, she’s very quiet and reserved, but as soon as she starts singing in English, it’s as if Adele is actually there in the room, belting out one hell of a tune.
Sure, the piano accompaniment doesn’t do her justice, but the envious looks on her competitors’ faces just about says it all – this girl’s good. Really good.
At first the judges just wiggle their heads along to the beat, but as soon as Park Ji Min starts hitting those high notes, we’re getting whopping and hollering – even from the fiercesome judge on the right, who bears a startling resemblance to Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Shannon. We think so, anyway.
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 16, 2011
1. Florence + the Machine, ‘No Light, No Light’
In another context, this “No Light, No Light” could be the sound of a religious revival. Florence Welch’s rich voice has never sounded better than on this track; her fervent, even rapturous, lamentations about her partner’s lost love resonate like requests for salvation made by a faltering believer with arms raised to the sky. “Heaven help me, I need to make it right” she wails, but gets no reply. Replete with harps and a tribal drum beat, “No Light, No Light” operates as a plea for salvation that will soon have you running to your deity of choice.
2. Adele, ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Sometimes you hear a tune and you just know that it will last; that in twenty years you’ll be scanning the radio dial, and the singer’s opening wail will find you again, accentuated by a kick drum and beat so recognizable that they feel like an old friend. That song — one of them, anyway — will be Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” The British singer’s passionate retort to a man who has hurt her is one of the boldest, bluesiest ballads ever written. Since its release last winter, “Rolling in the Deep” has become pervasive, appearing on Glee, on The Voice — hell, even John Legend covered it. It’s the story of two people who “could have had it all,” but one of them threw it away, leaving the listener aligned with the wounded one (that would be Adele). Adele’s voice is in top form here, alternating between high and low notes smoothly and quickly, just as she switches between mournful and vengeful emotions. Anger and resentment never sounded this catchy.
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 14, 2011
1. Adele, 21
Named for the age Adele was when she recorded the album, 21 marks the moment the perpetually brokenhearted singer reached the top of Britain’s soul-revival scene. Full of gospel-tinged pain, remorse and longing, 21 is a nuanced breakup album that is steeped in sadness but never veers into cornball territory (a balance struck with particular grace on the album’s biggest tearjerker, “Someone like You”). These are songs of solace for the lovelorn, whether you’re the dumper or the dumpee.
2. Florence and the Machine,Ceremonials
Florence Welch’s signature ethereal-folk-rock sound cemented itself on her 2009 album, Lungs; on Ceremonials, her ballads sweep to new levels of wild passion on the momentum of pounding drums, lush piano, the occasional harp and Welch’s full-bodied wails. Despite her penchant for emotive gloom, Welch’s tales of heartache can be oddly uplifting; when she sings about darkness and demons, we know she will ultimately conquer them. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 21, 2011
The Huffington Post
Adele shared top honours with country singer Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards last night, with both ladies each winning three trophies.
The British soul singer did not attend the ceremony as she is still recovering from throat surgery, but was named Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist, Favourite Pop/Rock Artist and Top Pop/Rock Album for the bestselling phenomenon 21.
Meanwhile, Swift, an industry veteran by now at the ripe age of 21, walked away with Favourite Female Artist, Favourite Album and Artist of the Year. Read the rest of this entry »
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