Sade, Beyonce, Adele, Eminem, Lady Gaga & more release Songs For Japan charity album


Universal Music Group, Sony Entertainment Music, Warner Music Group and EMI Music have joined forces to release an all-star digital only charity album in a bid to raise funds for the victims of Japan's recent earthquake and tsunami. The 38-track album will feature popular songs from the likes of Beyonce, Adele, Eminem, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Cee Lo Green, the Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, U2, Bob Dylan and Neyo amongst others.

The compilation is available now from iTunes for $9.99, with all proceeds of the sales of the album going to the Japanese Red Cross society with a physical double disc CD being made available as from early next month.

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Jamie Woon covers Adele’s "Someone Like You" for @BBCR1 Live Lounge [Video]


The Adele covers keep rolling in, with Mike Posner and John Legend covering "Rolling In The Deep" and now Jamie Woon has put his own spin on another track from Adele's album 21.

For BBC Radio 1's Jo Whiley's final Live Lounge, Jamie performed an acoustic version of "Someone Like You".
This song has Adele all over it, but Woons distinctive voice actually does it justice..

Thoughts?


John Legend covers Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" | New Music


Seems like the male singers can't get enought of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep", first Mike Posner released his version now we have this version by the multi-Grammy winning John Legend.
Mr Legend took to his twitter a few hours ago to let this amazing acapella cover version of Adele's global smash lose, bringing an old gospel soul vibe to the UK singer's chart topping single, he almost transports us to 60's church gathering during the civil rights era.
No disrespect to Adele but it actually sounds like the song was written for John Legend after hearing this.
(I still love you Adele!!)

Download: John Legend covers Adele's "Rolling In The Deep"


Adele x NPR Tiny Desk Concert [Video] | Live Music


As part of their Tiny Desk Concert series NPR Music [the music division of (NPR) one of the worlds biggest online digital news/content distributors] invited Soulful songstress Adele, whose latest album 21 recently hit the top of the US Billboard charts, to their offices for a special showcase performance. Read more


Jessie J to perform at London's Roundhouse for iTunes Festival

Fresh from her album Who You Are entering the charts at #2 last week, 2011's breakthrough star is the latest act to be announced as performing at July's iTunes Festival, taking place at the Roundhouse in Camden.
The festival sees 31 nights of gigs in the Roundhouse across the month, with 62 acts performing. Jessie J will take to the main stage on July 15th and joins the likes of Adele, Linkin Park, Rumer and Duran Duran as acts who have already been announced as performers.

To apply for free tickets to the iTunes Festival visit www.itunesfestival.com


Adele VH1 Unplugged Session (Video)

Last night UK's shining star Adele's VH1 Unplugged session was aired.
Watch the full session below featuring amazing performances of material from her new album 21 which is currently number 1 in both the US & UK charts and songs from her debut album 19.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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Adele talks ex-boyfriends, Sarah Palin, touring + more on Chelsea Lately | TV Catch-Up


Continuing the US promo run for 21, Adele sat down on the Chelsea Lately show last night to talk about her ex boyfriends inspiring her albums, mistakingly confusing Sarah Palin for Tina Fey, nearly running over Diddy with a golf cart , tour experiences and more.


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Weekly Wrap-Up: Adele, Jennifer Hudson & Dr. Dre

This week on SoulCulture, we reviewed albums from Skepta, Rhian Benson, Saigon and more, and interviewed new artist Indigo Charlie. SoulCulture got stylish this week with posts on Adidas' latest releases. In TV and film news, the first Thundercats animated series trailer was revealed, as well as the first trailer for the sequel to comedy The Handover. In music news, the 53rd annual Grammy Awards left an aftermath of drama from Steve Stoute and Fantasia, and UK songstress Adele breaks records. New videos come from Kanye West, Mz Bratt, Jennifer Hudson and Dr. Dre, and new music lands from Lil Wayne, Mike Posner, Jessie J and more.

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Adele poised for first US Number 1 album with ’21′


According to reports from Billboard, the odds that Grammy Award winning UK soul singer/songwriter Adele will score a US Number 1 album with her recent effort 21 are "pretty great," with industry prognosticators suggesting that Adele's 21 album may sell as many as 275,000 to 300,000 copies in its first week [ending Sunday 27 February], which would hand her not only her biggest weekly US sales figure but also the biggest sales week for an album since the Christmas frame last December. Read more


Mike Posner covers Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" | New Music

J Records singer/songwriter Mike Posner brings us his take on Adele's global smash "Rolling In The Deep" from her album 21.
On the real I was prepared to HATE this with a passion I reserve for people that kick small animals for fun (or read comics with chicken grease stained fingers)... But... I'm pleasantly surprised by Mr Posner's take on the record.

Listen Below and let us know your thoughts.

Download: Mike Posner covers Adele's "Rolling In The Deep"

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Adele - "Rolling In The Deep" x "Someone Like You" on Jimmy Kimmel Live | TV Catch-Up


The unstoppable Adele continues her US promo run with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform "Rolling In The Deep" and "Someone Like You" from her smash hit album 21.

"Rolling In The Deep"


"Someone Like You"


Adele - "Someone Like You" Live on Ellen | TV Catch-Up


Adele appeared on Ellen Degeneres' show earlier today to deliver this impressive acoustic performance of her hit "Someone Like Me" from her album 21 which is out globally now.


Adele equals Beatles' record with four simultaneous Top Fives in UK charts | Music News


North London-born songstress Adele this week became the first artist since The Beatles to hold two top five positions in both the UK's single and album charts.

Following a widely acclaimed performance at last week's Brit Awards, her latest single "Someone Like You" jumped 46 places in the chart to become her first UK number one, whilst "Rolling In The Deep" moved up one place to number four. Meanwhile in the album charts, her latest offering 21 held strong for the fourth week at number one, whilst her debut 19 moved up to number four. Read more


Adele performs "Rolling In The Deep" on Late Show w/ David Letterman | TV Catch-Up


Continuing her global promo run for her new international smash hit album 21, Adele appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman last night to deliver another flawless performance of her single "Rolling In The Deep".


Adele's Walmart Soundcheck performance (Video)

The amazing Adele recently performed an exclusive five song set for Walmart Soundcheck.
The set sees Adele and her full 5-piece band perform songs from her critically acclaimed sophomore album 21 as well as a classic from her 19 debut album - 'Chasing Pavements'. Check out her performance of 'Rolling In The Deep' and 'Someone Like You' below as well as an exclusive interview with Walmart Soundcheck.

Watch the full performance at Walmart Soundcheck


Adele covers Aretha Franklin's 'Natural Woman' for VH1 Unplugged [Video]


The very amazing UK Soul singer/songwriter Adele covers R&B/Soul legend Aretha Franklin's 1967 classic song "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" for VH1 Unplugged. The full show will be aired in full online on Unplugged.VH1.com on March 3 (7PM EST) and premiered on TV the following day on VH1 at 11PM EST. Watch the beautiful acoustic cover below.

22-year old Adele who's sophomore album, 21, has topped album charts in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium will be releasing her new album in the US on February 22.

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