English powerhouse Adele launched her career in 2008 with her debut album ’19’ — named after her age at the time of its release. The sheer magnitude of her vocals and her keen ability to write and convey emotion through song quickly earned the soul songstress recognition, plenty of comparisons to fellow British siren Amy Winehouse and Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her breakthrough single, ‘Chasing Pavements.’ That was only the beginning, as Adele’s immense talent continued to make waves with her 2011 sophomore album ’21,’ which became one of the longest-running number one albums for a female vocalist in both the U.K. and the U.S., boasting a string of hits, including ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘Rolling in the Deep.’ ‘21’ earned Adele another six Grammys to add to her mantle, while her theme song for the 2012 James Bond movie ‘Skyfall’ landed her the Oscar for Best Original Song.
Rolling Stones Invite Adele, Lady Gaga + Florence Welch to Hyde Park Festival in July
The Rolling Stones have invited Adele, Lady Gaga, Florence + the Machine’s Florence Welch and Paloma Faith to perform at Barclaycard's British Summer Time Hyde Park festival this summer, the Sun reports. The gigs are set to take place on July 6 and July 13.
10 Songs Adele Really Oughta Cover
Divas were a rock-music staple long before Grammy-winning British goddess Adele was even born. And as history has told us time and time again, some of the finest diva moments happen when the songstress is singing somebody else’s song. Take Janis Joplin, who grabbed Kris Kristofferson’s ‘Me and Bobby McGee’ and added some Jack Daniel's-inflected genius...
Young and Rich
Adele has topped The Sunday Times' annual Rich List for musicians aged 30 and under in Britain and Ireland, thanks to an estimated worth of $46 million, the British paper announced today (April 11). Florence Welch and Lily Allen also made the top ten. U2 and Chris Martin, meanwhile, have made strong showings on the Times' Rich List for musicians over the age of 30, with Bono and co. taking third p
News Bits: Florence + the Machine Announce Sole 2013 Gig, Adele Wants a Driver’s License + More
Florence + the Machine's only gig of 2013 will be in -- wait for it -- Dubai. Adele also has big plans for 2013: She wants to become a licensed driver.
Sorry, Mrs. Obama
It turns out those rumors that Adele would be playing Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party next year were nothing more than that: rumors. A White House spokesperson has denied claims the British songbird and Super Bowl halftime star Beyonce had been lined up to perform at Obama's bash next January, blaming the whole fiasco on a British newspaper. “This is 100% false,” the spokesperson said, speaki
Singing for Michelle
Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday is coming up next January, and the First Lady reportedly wants Adele and Beyonce to perform at the festivities. The British songstress has happily accepted the offer, a source tells the Daily Mail, and she's even agreed to play the highly anticipated show free of charge.
Adele Performs ‘Skyfall’ at 2013 Oscars
During tonight’s Oscars ceremony (Feb. 24), Adele gave a stunning performance of ‘Skyfall,’ the theme song from the James Bond film of the same name (video below). The tune, which she co-wrote with producer Paul Epworth, won a Golden Globe last month and is up for an Academy Award in the category of Best Original Song.
Fresh off last week's major Album of the Year Grammy win, Mumford and Sons snagged the coveted Best British Group trophy last night (Feb. 21) in London at the 2013 Brit Awards, the U.K.'s answer to the Grammys. Elsewhere, Lana Del Rey took home Best International Female honors and Adele won Best British Single for her James Bond theme song 'Skyfall.' The Black Keys (Best International Group), Cold