Adele's 21 LP named the UK's best-selling album of 21st Century | Music News

Despite her health issues this year, singer and songwriter Adele's 21 has been crowned the UK's biggest-selling album of the 21st Century, according to Official Chart Company figures.
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Jamie xx on his musical beginnings, Gil Scott-Heron + new The xx album [Video]

In this very rare video interview, the prolific and diverse remixer and producer Jamie xx (one third of Mercury Prize winning band The xx) talks to The Creators Project about his musical beginnings, moving to Brixton because it reminded him of his first experiences of partying to drum and bass, South London, working with the likes of Adele, Florence + The Machine and the late great Gil Scott-Heron, the status of the new The xx album and more. Watch the full interview below.

Michael Kiwanuka : Get Familiar

23-year old North London Soul singer, songwriter and musician Michael Kiwanuka - with his beautiful blend of Vintage Soul, Jazz elements, real heartfelt lyrics, captivating vocals that he describes as “hitting straight to the core” and acoustic guitar - landed firmly on my radar far back in April of this year with his amazing debut single “Tell Me A Tale” via Communion Records [who are arguably one of the best independent UK labels of 2011, but we’ll save that argument for another day]...Read more

Adele – Live at the Royal Albert Hall | Full Album Stream

We can pretty much say without any doubt 2011 has been the year of Adele. With her sophomore album 21 selling over 10 million copies and topping charts worldwide, the critically acclaimed follow up to 19 which featured the chart smashers "Rolling In The Deep" and "Someone Like You" gained her global fame and slew of awards this year as well.

Today Adele releases her Live At The Royal Albert Hall album/DVD recorded earlier this year at what is said to be one of the singer/songwriter's best show to date. You can listen to the album in full below courtesy of the good folk at XL.

Adele's Live at the Royal Albert Hall live album/dvd is out Now.
Source: Guardian

Adele reportedly denies The X-Factor UK Finale performance | Music News

Contrary to reports that hit the interwebs over the last 24 hours, The Daily Telegraph has reported that Adele has denied reports that she would be performing live at The X-Factor finale next month.

The performance would have marked her first since the recovery from her illness and subsequent throat surgery that has put her out of commission since September and caused her to cancel a slew of shows across the UK and the US.

"Its not going to happen" said Adele's spokesperson on the X-Factor rumours.

Adele is currently recovering after her recent throat surgery, "I'm doing really well, on the mend, super happy, relaxed and very positive with it all" she told fans on her blog last week. Here's hoping she can grace us with a performance soon.

Adele - “Make You Feel My Love” from Live At The Royal Albert Hall DVD [Video]

We already brought you the visuals for “Turning Tables” taken from the global singing sensation Adele's forthcoming Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD, a live concert DVD and album recorded at the legendary London venue earlier this year, which hits stores on November 29th. Now we have a truly touching performance of her cover of Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love" from the DVD which she tributes to the late Amy Winehouse.
Watch the full performance below.

Source: This Is R&B

Adele performs “Turning Tables,” from Live At The Royal Albert Hall DVD [Video]

After prevailing at the American Music Awards last night winning Favorite Album for 21, Favorite Female in Rock/Pop, and Favorite Artist in Adult Contemporary, Adele blesses her fans with new visuals for her song "Turning Tables". Her vocal talents backed by the piano and a selection of string instruments made for a great performance.
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Rihanna tops Billboard Hot 100 chart for 11th time with "We Found Love" | Music News

After having sat comfortably atop the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks running, Adele's 'Someone Like You' has been dislodged by 'We Found Love,' the first single from Rihanna's upcoming album, Talk That Talk, which is set for release November 21.
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Adele to undergo throat surgery; cancels 2011 live dates & promotional appearances | Music News

After having to cancel a number of shows in the UK and a 10 date tour in the US due to illness and problems with her vocal chord, singer Adele has released a statement via her website informing fans that she is cancelling all the remaining shows for the rest of the year and will undergo throat surgery. Read more

Chris Brown, Beyonce & Kanye West lead Soul Train Award 2011 Nominations | Music News

Yes ladies and gentlemen, the award season is upon us and one of the many award ceremonies that will take place over the next few months, The Soul Train Awards have recently released their list of nominations. Taking place on November 17 and hosted by the one and only Cedric the Entertainer, the nominations are led by Chris Brown, who's enjoying his most successful year since 2009, with five nominations for Best Male R&B/Soul ArtistBest Dance Performance and Song of the Year for "She Ain’t You", Best Hip Hop Song of the Year for "Look At Me Now" and Album of the Year for F.A.M.E..

The Virginia native is followed closely by Beyonce and Kanye West, both of whom receive four nods each, and Adele and Marsha Ambrosius who pick up three nominations each - read on for the full list of nominees.
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Jay-Z + Kanye West + Adele - Brooklyn. Chicago. London. (The Urban Noize Remixes) | Mixtape

Alright, so we already bought you a a couple of tracks from the Florida based Urban Noize who have turned their hand to remixing this years biggest acts, but today they have made available their remix project Brooklyn. Chicago. London. which sees them mashup the works of Jay-Z, Kanye West and Adele. 

Here's the tracklist:

01 Jay-Z Feat. Kanye West & Adele – Never Chasing Pavement
02 Kanye West & Adele – Melt My Heart To Stone
03 Jay-Z & Adele – Won’t Go (Wishing)
04 Kanye West & Adele & Jay-Z – Hometown Glory
05 Adele & Jay-Z – Cold Shoulder
06 Adele & Kanye West – One & Only
07 Jay-Z & Adele – Dear Summer (Make You Feel My Love)
08 Kanye West & Adele Melt My Heart To Stone  (Dj Voodoo Extend)

You can listen to the stream below or download from here.

Jay-Z x Adele - "Won't Go (Wishing)" (Urban Noize Mashup) | New Music

Florida-based beatsmiths and twin brothers Urban Noize serve up a real treat for the second single off of their forthcoming Brooklyn. Chicago. London. mash-up project which drops on Friday (October 21). After merging Adele's "Melt My Heart To Stone" with a classic Kanye West verse for the project's opening single, Urban Noize serve up a mash-up of Jay-Z's classic "Wishing On A Star" and Adele's "He Won't Go" to create something which you only have to hear for yourselves.

Jay-Z x Adele - "Won't Go (Wishing)" (Urban Noize Mashup):

Download: Jay-Z + Adele - "Won't Go (Wishing)" (Urban Noize Remix)

MOBO Awards 2011 Winners: Jessie J named 'Best UK Act' with 4 wins | Music News

With the 2011 MOBO Awards taking place in Glasgow tonight in their 16th annual celebration of 'Music Of Black Origin," hosted by Jason Derulo and Alesha Dixon, the futuristic Guardian have hopped into Dr Who's time travelling TARDIS to unveil this year's winners before the ceremony takes place. Read on....
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Adele - "Someone Like You" | Music Video

Adele has just unveiled the official video for "Someone Like You" which is taken from her smash hit sophomore album 21 which has broken sales and chart records all over the globe.
The beautifully gritty black and white official video was filmed in Paris, and enhances the emotion in the award winning singer/songwriter's song. Watch it below.

Adele’s sophomore album, 21 is out now. Read our review here.

Adele has also released a list of rescheduled tour dates which you can view after the jump.Read more

Adele performs "Turning Tables" on The Jonathan Ross Show + interview | TV Catch-Up

Last night on the premiere episode of Jonathan Ross' newly re-homed The Jonathan Ross Show, the ever impressive UK songstress Adele dropped in for an interview and to perform "Turning Tables" from her recent globally applauded and chart topping album 21.
Watch the performance below.
Turning Tables

The singer/songwriter spoke to Jonathan about her recent performances, the reasons she doesn't perform at really big venues, her most recent heartbreak and why she will not be writing about that particular guy in her songs and more.
Watch the interview below.

MOBO Awards 2011 Nominations: Jessie J, Adele, Wretch 32 and Tinie Tempah lead the way

The nominations have been announced for the 16th annual MOBO Awards, with the ceremony taking place in Glasgow, Scotland this year on October 5; co-hosted by Jason Derulo and featuring a special performance from Boyz II Men, plus Jessie J, Katy B and Alexis Jordan among others.

Celebrating another year of 'music of black origin' and many of our recent homegrown success stories, this year's nominees include a mixture of expected, near-household names and a host of quickly established newcomers; so-called "Team UK" has had one heck of a year and this year's nominations list really reflects that.

Of course there's the obligatory International Act category but for once, it's truly our own stars taking up the spotlight this year; Jessie J and Adele lead the pack with five and four nominations each respectively, whilst Wretch 32 and Tinie Tempah also nab four each; with all four of them going head-to-head against Chase & Status, Chipmunk, Example, Katy B, N-Dubz and The Streets in a bid to be crowned Best UK Act.

As with all awards shows, there's always some dispute about who's been missed off the list; or dubiously slipped onto it. This year's shocker was saved 'til last, with newcomer Mike Hough up for Best UK R&B/Soul Act - alongside Adele, Dionne Bromfield, Marsha Ambrosius and Omar - armed with his voice and some impressive cover versions without so much as an album to his name. Never underestimate the power of YouTube....

See the full list of nominees below.
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