Adele's 25 has now surpassed 8 million in U.S. sales, and is only the sixth album released since 2001 to do so.
Eric Wilson on 02/07/16 - 08:55 PM
Apple have posted up a behind the scenes looking at the recording of Adele's "Hello" with Logic Pro X.
I have SoundShifter on the piano to pitch it down a half step. We wrote the song higher and changed the key, but I liked the piano sound and didn’t want to replay it. I sampled my Roland TR-808 kick drum into the EXS24 and used that in the chorus to double the bass. Valhalla’s VintageVerb is on the guitar single-note stuff. I filtered the drums with the Logic AutoFilter. I used SPL Transient Designer to shorten the length and add attack on those drums. And there’s a little bit of Sylenth1 playing a sine-wave, organ-like pad under the chorus.
Jason Tate on 01/20/16 - 04:02 PM
David Bowie broke Adele's single day streaming record on Vevo.
The Thin White Duke’s catalog drew 51 million views on Vevo on Jan. 11, a new one-day high-mark for any artist on the streaming music platform.
Jason Tate on 01/14/16 - 07:14 PM
This year's BRIT Awards take place on February 24th and you can now check out the full list of nominees in the replies which include Wolf Alice, Adele, Father John Misty, Drake and many more.
Kyle Huntington on 01/14/16 - 05:38 PM
Hit the replies to check out "Carpool Karaoke" with Adele and James Corden. Never thought I'd see Adele rapping.
Eric Wilson on 01/13/16 - 11:34 PM
No surprise here, but Adele's 25 was the top selling album of 2015, taking that title in a little over a month's time frame, with 8.01 million equivalent album units moved - 7.44 million of that is pure traditional album sales. By herself alone, she also accounted for three percent of the total album sales this year in the U.S.
The 8.01 million equivalent album units figure is a multi-metric consumption total, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The multi-metric formula is also used to compile the weekly Billboard 200 albums chart, which ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S.
Eric Wilson on 01/06/16 - 08:53 AM
Against the Current cover Adele's "Water Under The Bridge." Hit the replies to check it out.
Eric Wilson on 01/04/16 - 01:03 AM
Adele's 25 was the first album to sell a million copies in two different weeks, and now it's the first album to sell a million copies in three different weeks.
Eric Wilson on 12/28/15 - 03:33 PM
Tyler Carter covered Adele's "Hello." Check it out in the replies.

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Eric Wilson on 12/23/15 - 12:37 PM
TeamCoco is premiering a cover by Claudio Sanchez (Coheed & Cambria) of Adele's "Hello."

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Jason Tate on 12/16/15 - 12:01 PM
Adele has added some US dates to her upcoming tour. Check out all of the dates in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 12/14/15 - 08:22 AM
Adele's 25 has now crossed the 5 million mark in pure album sales. Check it out via Billboard.
25 is the first album to sell 5 million copies in a calendar year since Adele herself did it in 2011 with her previous album, 21. That year, 21 sold 5.82 million and was the top-selling album of the year. (25 and 21 are the only albums to sell 5 million copies in a calendar year since 2004, when Usher’s Confessions cleared 7.98 million.)
Eric Wilson on 12/10/15 - 06:16 PM
It's the end of the year, so every one and their mother, and now, their president, are here with their favorite bits of pop culture. President Obama, for some reason, gave an interview to People Magazine and discussed his favorite song of the year, Kendrick Lamar's "How Much A Dollar Cost." The first lady's favorite song? Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk." Wonder what Adele song was Queen Elizabeth's jam.
Blake Solomon on 12/09/15 - 12:06 PM
Noel Gallagher was recently asked what he thought of Adele, and he responded as Noel does. Check it out here.
"If someone wants to know what I think of Adele, I’ll f***ing tell them… I just don’t see what all the fuss is about. I don’t like her music. I think it’s music for f***ing grannies.”

Gallagher then said that he wasn't trying to cause a stir; he was just speaking his mind.

He said: “If I get asked a question on anything, I give a straight answer… Not because I have any sort of agenda or because I’m trying to whip up any kind of hysteria.” .
Eric Wilson on 12/09/15 - 11:28 AM
Hits Daily Double is reporting that Adele's 25 has sold 1,021,558 units during its second week. Billboard is set to confirm final numbers this Sunday. If true, this would have 25 become the first album to sell a million copies in more than one week.
Eric Wilson on 12/04/15 - 09:10 AM
Nathan Hubbard, writing on Medium:
This won’t change until fans start pressuring the artists to facilitate that change. Artists are intensely sensitive about their brands. With social media giving loud voices to all, artists are hyper-concerned with criticism for high ticket prices… even though they have historically enabled a service fee system that exploits their fans. It’s why so many good tickets often make it into the hands of brokers from venues, promoters, and artists directly. Ever wonder why you see so many VIP Packages for sale? They’re designed to charge market price for a ticket with a few low-cost add-ons attached. So why can’t artists own their income desires and get paid...
Jason Tate on 12/02/15 - 09:59 PM
Adele's album 25 has now crossed the 4 million mark of pure album sales. There are still four days left in sales tracking this week. She could be on track to reach another million in sales during the album's second week.
Eric Wilson on 11/30/15 - 07:32 PM
The first week numbers are in, and Adele's 25 has set a new record, at 3.38 million copies in its first week in the U.S. Congratulations to her!
Eric Wilson on 11/28/15 - 08:28 PM
Billboard reached out to various members of N*Sync to get their thoughts on Adele's accomplishment today, and Joey Fatone responded.
"Records are always meant to be broken, but with technology and current music business model, I thought this one would be tough to beat," Fatone tells Billboard. "In all honesty, Adele is the truth -- kinda excited a rare talent like hers is in the same breath as our group. I'm a huge fan....I even bought the damn album."
Eric Wilson on 11/24/15 - 03:51 PM
Ariel Rechtshaid (ex-The Hippos) worked with Adele on "When We Were Young." He recently talked to The Fader about the process:
Rechtshaid is used to pushing the artists he works with in unusual directions. As well as helming records for artists such as Haim, Sky Ferreira and Vampire Weekend, in the past few years he's been in high demand by the mainstream, giving a leftfield touch to tracks on big pop albums. Perhaps this can be traced back to 2012, when he made R&B cornball Usher sound like a whole other artist on the simmering “Climax.” In the past 12 months alone, he’s worked with Madonna on her comeback single “Living For Love,” Carly Rae Jepsen on E•MO•TION standout “All That,”...
Jason Tate on 11/24/15 - 01:41 PM
Nielsen Music confirms (via Billboard) that Adele has broken N*Sync's first week sales record in the U.S., selling at least 2.433 million copies in a little over three days.
Eric Wilson on 11/24/15 - 09:51 AM
I've run out of superlatives to describe Adele's sales numbers for 25, so let's just let them speak for themselves: she's sold 2.3 million copies in three days, putting her very close to beating N*Sync's first week record of 2.4 million in less than half the time; those numbers include 900,000 copies sold on iTunes on the first day alone, and she's projected to finish the week somewhere around 2.9 million. She also might bow out her second week with yet another million sold, becoming the first artist to ever do more than a million in two separate weeks. There really is no precedent for these kinds of sales.
Ryan Dennehy on 11/23/15 - 02:14 PM
"I set fire to the rain, watched it pour as I touched your face."
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Craig Manning on 11/23/15 - 08:34 AM
Adele performed "When We Were Young" on SNL. Check it out here.
Eric Wilson on 11/22/15 - 11:18 AM
Looks like Adele is really pushing those physical album sales. Her new album, 25, which comes out tomorrow will not be available on streaming services.
For an artist with Adele's commercial power, the decision to release music on some platforms and not others has immense commercial and cultural ramifications. Artists believe streaming services have the potential to cannibalize their early sales, and that's a big concern when their albums could be on track to sell millions of copies in their first week of availability. Label sources have pegged 25's first-week sales at a number well above that threshold, and it makes sense for Adele on both a promotional and a financial level to make sure...
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/19/15 - 10:56 AM
"The monoculture is dead."
In addition to the initial week-one projection of almost 2.5 million, sources add that Sony projects it will sell an additional 1 million CDs over the following three weeks. By Christmas, 25 could be at 4 million units total.
Ryan Dennehy on 11/18/15 - 08:17 PM
Adele premiered another new song called "When We Were Young" live yesterday. Check it out in the replies. The song was co-written by Tobias Jesso Jr.
Blake Solomon on 11/17/15 - 08:41 AM
Adele performed "Hello" live for the first time for the upcoming BBC special coming on November 20th.
Jason Tate on 11/06/15 - 11:36 AM
Adele's first major profile for the new album is with Rolling Stone.
You know what I found so amazing about that record? That’s the record Madonna wrote after having her first child, and for me, it’s her best. I was so all over the place after having a child, just because my chemicals were just hitting the fucking roof and shit like that. […] I was just drifting away, and I couldn’t find that many examples for myself where I was like, ‘Fuck, they truly came back to themselves,’ until someone was like, ‘Well, obviously, Ray of Light.’
Jason Tate on 11/03/15 - 11:30 AM
Head to the replies to watch national treasure and the truly legendary, inimitable Sir David Attenborough narrate Adele's video for "Hello" in only a way that he could for BBC Radio 1.
Kyle Huntington on 11/03/15 - 06:51 AM
The Maccabees were in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge today and naturally decided to cover the biggest song on the planet right now (who also happens to be a friend and fan of theirs). Hit the replies to watch them cover Adele's "Hello".
Kyle Huntington on 11/03/15 - 06:30 AM
Adele's "Hello" is the first song to sell 1 million downloads in one week.
Jason Tate on 11/02/15 - 02:50 PM
Adele has announced "Adele Live in New York City," a one-hour concert that will be taped on November 17th at NYC's Radio City Music Hall. The performance will air December 14th on NBC.
Jason Tate on 10/30/15 - 10:26 AM
Rick Ross is prepping his new album Black Market for release sometime in December, and has taken it upon himself to share what we all knew we needed but no one had the courage to admit: a remix of Adele's "Hello" that you can listen to here. He also remixed Future's DS2 highlight "Stick Talk," which makes way more sense and can be heard in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 10/29/15 - 01:00 PM
Adele's 25 doesn't come out until November 20th, but it's already sold 250,000 preorders and according to some industry experts, could be on track to sell 2 million copies of the album in it's first week. That would be the second best first week ever, behind only N*Sync's 2.4 million opening week for their album No Strings Attached. Even if it doesn't crack two million, the album is essentially a lock to debut with more than a million copies alongside first single "Hello" debuting at #1 on the Hot 100.
Ryan Dennehy on 10/29/15 - 12:46 PM
Adele's "Hello" music video is the new Vevo record holder, delivering over 27 million views in its first 24 hours.
Jason Tate on 10/26/15 - 12:43 PM
You can watch Adele's new video for "Hello" in the replies. It's the first single off her upcoming third album, 25, which will be available on November 20th. You can pre-order it via iTunes.
Drew Beringer on 10/23/15 - 04:21 AM
Adele's new album 25 will be out November 20th. Check out the artwork in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 10/22/15 - 08:29 AM
Adele has written some details about her growth as a person as well as the theme of her new album, 25, in a twitter post.

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Blake Solomon on 10/21/15 - 08:00 AM
Adele teased a new song off of her upcoming album.

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Blake Solomon on 10/19/15 - 10:55 AM
Adele's new album will be released on November 20th. Her new deal is rumored to be worth 50 million dollars.

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Blake Solomon on 09/24/15 - 12:25 PM
Sia has shared "Alive," a song she co-wrote with Adele and Tobias Jesso Jr., originally intended for Adele's upcoming new album. It's part of a new album Sia is releasing titled This Is Acting, consisting of songs she wrote for other artists. Stream the song in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 09/24/15 - 08:40 AM
Billboard is reporting that Adele's much anticipated album may be coming in November.
Adele has been teasing the follow-up to her 2011 blockbuster, 21, for more than a year, but a new set of music may finally materialize this fall — the label is planning on a November release, Billboard has learned.
Jason Tate on 08/27/15 - 01:06 PM
Music Business Worldwide is reporting that Adele's new album won't be out until the end of 2015.
A source close to Team Adele told MBW: “The album will be released when it’s ready – [we] hope that will be at some stage in 2015. That’s all I can tell you right now.” Another US source told us that “logically, there is now almost no chance” of the LP being ready for release before the second half of 2015.
Jason Tate on 01/20/15 - 11:47 AM
Looks like Adele has teased her new album, 25, may be released later this year.
So how exactly could that be an album tease? Well, Adele's first album, "19," was written and released when the singer was 19 years old in January 2008, and its follow-up, "21," captures her life as a 21-year-old, and was released a few months after she turned 22, in January 2011. If Adele will be revisiting the age of 25 "later in the year," perhaps it will be in the form of the most anticipated album release of the year.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 01:13 PM
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