Sade ranks as UK's highest-earning female artist in 2011 | Music News


Adele may be the one who walked away with all the hardware on Grammy night, but Sade won the money race in 2011. Read more


Chris Dave drum medley f/ "Find A Way" x "Flashing Lights" [Video]


Drummer Chris Dave has made a name for himself working with artists like Robert Glasper, Adele, Maxwell and D'Angelo, not to mention as part of his own trio, The Chris Dave Trio.  Read more


Adele + Ed Sheeran win big at BRIT Awards 2012 | Winners List


As expected both Adele and Ed Sheeran were The 2012 BRIT Awards biggest winners, picking up two gongs each at the annual ceremony celebrating the British music industry, which took place on February 21 in London. Read more


Adele performs "Rolling In The Deep" at BRIT Awards 2012 [Video]


Tonight saw the return of soulful chart topper Adele at The BRIT Awards for yet another near breath-taking performance. The 23 year old North Londoner, who during the evening claimed the British British Female and Best Album awards to go with her six Grammy Awards, took to the stage to perform "Rolling In The Deep." Read more


Adele, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Florence + The Machine perform at BRIT Awards 2012 [Videos]


The annual BRIT Awards were held on February 21 at the 02 Arena in London hosted by James Corden. With a few slips and trips along the way, the big winners of the night were Adele and breakthrough act Ed Sheeran who took home two gongs each (see full winners list here). Let us remind you of the performances... Read more


Adele talks love, heartbreak, health, body image, stage-fright + privacy on 60 Minutes | TV Catch-Up


60 Minutes zoom in on The year of Adele, as the multi-award winning British singer talks frankly with CBS News reporter Anderson Cooper about dealing with fame, the failed relationship that inspired her sophomore album 21, her current love and happiness and her hopes to record some cheerier music onwards to break the melancholy chain, and explains just what happened to her voice last year. Read more


Adele - "Rolling In The Deep" live at 2012 Grammy Awards | TV Catch-Up


Apart from taking away six Grammys at the 54th annual Grammy Awards including the awards for Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year, Adele returned to the stage tonight for the first time since her throat surgery to perform the chart smashing single "Rolling In The Deep" from her globally multi platinum sophomore album 21. Watch the full performance below.Read more


Lyracis - "Set Fire To The Rain (Adele Refix)" [Video]


Following the youtube smash visual for his lead track "Speakerphone" (which has had over 600,000 views so far), UK rapper and producer Lyracis who was previously mentored by Mathew Knowles just dropped off some visuals for us to share with you of his refix
of Adele's multi-platinum smash hit single "Set Fire To The Rain" from the global chart smashing sophomore album 21. Watch the video after the jump.Read more


John Legend - "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)" x "Rolling In The Deep" live in The Cayman Islands


John Legend took to the Caribbean on Friday night to perform a show in the Cayman Islands. The 33-year-old singer from Springfield, Ohio performed his cover of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep", as well as his dope new single "Tonight" (minus Ludacris, who features on the track). The track is a change of pace for Legend - a baby-making slowjam that's a bit racier than we're used to from the man who brought us "Ordinary People". He even says the f-word at one point on the record itself, although omits this from his live performance. I wonder if the Cayman Islands has a similar outlook to Jamaica when it comes to artists cursing onstage?

"Tonight"

"Rolling In The Deep"

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NAACP Image Awards 2012: Adele, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Jill Scott, Chris Brown & Common nominated


The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Award nominations for 2012 are out and sees an outstanding amount of nominees who deserve an accolade. Read more


Adele pays tribute to Etta James | Music News


The passing of the great Blues & Soul legend Etta James a few days ago left a gaping hole in the hearts of fans worldwide and has seen tributes from many of the people who her music and story influenced, including the likes of Beyoncé and Kelly Clarkson. Global chart topper Adele took to her blog earlier today to deliver a short but sweet message in tribute to the late great artist. Read it below.Read more


Ed Sheeran Nominated for 4 BRIT Awards | Music News


With the annual BRIT Awards coming around the corner once again, the nominations were released earlier this week. To no surprise singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran - whose debut album + recently saw the top spot yet again 15 weeks after it's initial release - is up for a staggering four awards including Best Male and Best Breakthrough Act. Read more


Franklyn Music ft. Brewer – "Hometown Glory" | Music Video

18 year old London-born rapper, Franklyn Music, could boast an unlikely, yet impressive, start in journalism to accompany a promising path in music. Having seen his name emblazoned across a number of major publications in their, arguably twisted, take on his decision to reject Cambridge University, Franklyn penned a piece for The Guardian online, which not only garnered a well-reasoned article of response, but accumulated over an astonishing 300 comments, making it one of their most popular pieces.

Now, as his ambition has steered him into studio sessions with MOBO award-winning emcee/producer, Victizzle, placing a solid mixtape base before him, Franklyn presents the beautifully sombre black-and-white visuals to his cover of Adele's modern classic, "Hometown Glory". Sure, the sample has been covered on wax by everyone from Santigold to Big K.R.I.T., but with Franklyn's beyond-his-years maturity resonating with every line, the song's connection with any young person in our country's inner-city can only be stronger.

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Josh Osho + Angel rework Adele's "Someone Like You" [Video]


Two of 2012's brightest homegrown musical prospects linked up recently to perform an acoustic cover of one of the year's biggest hits, Adele's 21 LP tear-jerker "Someone Like You." Read more


Adele leads TIME and Rolling Stone's 2011 best album lists | Music News


As the end of the year approaches, the best of 2011 lists have started rolling out and the editors at TIME and Rolling Stone magazines have released their selections for the best albums of the year, with Adele's 21 hitting the top spot on both lists - no surprise there after 21 being named the UK's best selling album of the 21st century.
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Adele says next album won't be released for another 2-3 years | Music News


Adele may have sold 12 million copies of her sophomore album 21, (and counting) but unfortunately there won't be any new music to come from the Grammy winning singer and songwriter. Adele recently revealed that she doesn't plan to release another album for at least two to three years and will focus on taking some well deserved time out.
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