Adele discusses Vegas move?
Superstar singer Adele is reportedly considering a Las Vegas residency.
According to the Daily Star Sunday, the new mum wants to settle in one place for the moment, rather than touring the world. And that place is Vegas.
An ‘insider’ apparently told the newspaper that she’d been taking advice from Sir Elton John on the matter:
“Adele is top of the Vegas hit-list and she’s seriously considering it as an option. She wants to get back to performing but doesn’t want to go on the road so soon after becoming a mum.
“A Vegas residency would mean she could settle with her family and record her third album all at once. She’s been asking for advice from Elton, who has spent years performing at Caesars Palace.
“Adele has been chatting to Elton about her fears of singing live again. Elton’s been like a godfather to her recently, helping her settle into life as a superstar and the challenges of being a parent.
“He eased her mind about returning to the stage, the significance of the Oscars and how she should return to playing live as she has such a great gift.”
Adele has recently returned to the spotlight, following the birth of her son. Already this year, she has won a Grammy Award for Best Solo Pop Performance and bagged a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for Bond Theme, Skyfall.
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Adele welcomes a baby boy
Adele has given birth to a baby boy, according to reports.
The Skyfall singer apparently welcomed her first child with other half Simon Konecki on 19 October, with a source claiming that the pair are “ecstatic at their new arrival”.
The 24-year-old is yet to confirm the news, with her spokesperson quoted as saying:
“We are not releasing a statement at this time. No comment.”
Adele announced back in June that she was expecting her first child, revealing the news on her official blog:
“I’m delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together.
“I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx”
The Rolling in the Deep star got together with Simon last summer, with the couple reportedly moving in together earlier this year.
The baby is the couple’s first together. Konecki has a five-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.
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Adele will sing Skyfall theme
Adele will sing the theme for upcoming Bond film, Skyfall, it has been confirmed.
The singer announced the news on 1 October, opting to post a picture of the track’s score via her Twitter account.
A countdown clock on the star’s official website also revealed that the song will premiere in full at 00.07am (UK time) on 5 October.
A short preview of the soundtrack has since emerged online, with the lyrics including:
“Let the sky fall, when it crumbles, we will stand tall, and face it all together.”
Daniel Craig will return as 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd Bond film, set for release on 26 October. In his third outing as the super spy, Daniel will be joined by Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Berenice Marlohe, Naomie Harris and Judi Dench, who reprises her role as M.
The track, Skyfall, has been written by Adele and producer Paul Epworth and is available to pre-order from iTunes now. The song will be available for download from 5 October.
Listen to a preview of the Skyfall theme below:
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Adele denied reports via Twitter
Adele has responded to reports that she has secretly married boyfriend Simon Konecki.
News broke yesterday (30 August) that the pregnant singer had tied the knot, after a source claimed to have been present at the ceremony.
US magazine Life & Style backed up the reports, stating that the 24-year-old had been spotted in London wearing a wedding band.
The Rolling in the Deep star, who is rumoured to be giving birth any day now, has since responded via her Twitter account, posting:
“I’m not married…Zzzzzzz”.
Rumours started circulating when a supposed guest at the ‘wedding’ told the Mail Online yesterday that the couple “did get married”, claiming:
“They did get married, and I was present. It was a fabulous occasion.
“Adele was dressed in classic attire and Simon looked very smart and joyous.”
Adele and Simon have been dating since February. They announced in June that they are expecting their first child together, with Konecki recently revealing that the baby is “coming so soon”.
Adele said to be too upset to perform track
Singer Adele pulled the plug on a tribute to Amy Winehouse because she was too upset about her death, George Michael has revealed.
The soon-to-be new mum was due to join up with the Wham! star at a fundraiser to honour Amy, but told Michael she couldn’t do it.
George, who is currently promoting his new single, White Light, told Heart Breakfast’s Jamie Theakston:
“We communicated by email and initially what I wanted was for us to sing Love is a Losing Game by Amy Winehouse at the Elizabeth Taylor tribute I did at Covent Garden.
“She was basically telling me she couldn’t. She tried to put one of [Winehouse's] songs in her own set and she couldn’t even get through it.”
The 49-year-old believed that the bond the two singers shared became too overwhelming for 24-year-old Adele after Amy’s death at 27:
“I think they knew each other from the Brit School and they’re both musical goddesses, but the tragedy of it would’ve been too much for her.”
George hasn’t ruled out teaming up with the Someone Like You star in the future though, adding:
“I would love to do a track with her.
“I think she has no plans other than to have a baby right now and I think she wants to lay low for a while and gather herself and to then come back to us relatively soon with some more music and I’d love to be involved when that happens. She’s lovely.”
Adele recently revealed that she is expecting her first child with boyfiend Simon Konecki.
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Adele said to be ‘over the moon’
Superstar singer Adele has revealed that she’s expecting her first child with boyfriend Simon Konecki.
The 24-year-old chose to share her happy news through the blog on her official website, saying they are both “over the moon”:
“I’m delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me.
“Obviously, we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx.”
Stars took to Twitter to send their congratulations to the multi-award-winning singer and her charity boss other half, with new mum Lily Allen posting:
“Wow. Adele’s preggers! Congratumalations to her and Simon!”
The pair have been dating for just over six months
Adele to return to the stage after surgery
Adele will make her live comeback at this year’s Grammy Awards, it has been confirmed.
The singer will perform live for the first time since undergoing vocal cord surgery five months ago.
Adele shared the news via her Twitter account, posting:
“Ima be, Ima be singing at the Grammys. It’s been so long I started to forget I was a singer! I can’t wait, speak soon xx (sic).”
In a statement, the singer said she was “immensely proud” to have been asked to perform:
“It’s an absolute honor to be included in such a night, and for it to be my first performance in months is very exciting and of course nerve-racking, but what a way to get back into it all.”
Twenty-three-year-old Adele, real name Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, is up for six awards on the night, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.
Back in October, she was forced to cancel two world tours after suffering a vocal cord haemorrhage, undergoing surgery the following month.
Her Grammys performance will be her first time singing live for five months. She is also scheduled to perform at the BRITs later this month.
The 54th Grammy Awards will take place on 12 February 2012 in Los Angeles and will be hosted by L.L. Cool J.
New-comer Ed is up for four awards
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran leads the nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards, with four nods in total.
The 20-year-old star is up for Best Breakthrough Act, Best Male, Best Single for his track The A Team and Best Album for his debut record, +.
He will go up against the likes of James Morrison, Noel Gallagher, James Blake and Professor Green in the Best Male Category and is one of ten tracks up for Best Single this year.
Singer Jessie J also came away from the BRIT launch event on 12 January with multiple nominations, receiving Best Female, Best Breakthrough and Best Single nods.
Organisers also announced that Adele is scheduled to perform at this year’s live ceremony. It is her first confirmed live performance since she underwent throat surgery last year.
The singer is up for three awards herself, Best Female, Best Single for Someone Like You and Best Album for 21.
Other nominees include Coldplay for Best Album and Best Group, Laura Marling for Best Female and Lana Del Rey for Best International Breakthrough.
Rockers Blur will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.
The BRITS will take place on 21 February, with the ceremony presented by comedian James Corden.
Adele triumphs at Q Awards
Singer Adele has walked away with two Q Awards at this year’s ceremony in London.
The 23-year-old won the Best Female Artist and Best Track prizes at the music awards, but was unable to attend the ceremony.
It was her smash hit Rolling in the Deep that won the Best Track accolade over Someone Like You, which was also in the running.
Her victory comes just weeks after she was forced to postpone her US tour due to illness.
Other prizes went to rapper Tinie Tempah for Best Male Artist and Coldplay, who picked up the award for Best Act in the World Today.
Best Album went to Bon Iver, beating PJ Harvey and Elbow to the title, while Noel Gallagher was presented with the Q Icon award.
Gallagher, who is currently at Number 1 in the album charts with his High Flying Birds, said as he accepted the prize:
“I’ve had a lot of awards over the years but this is the most recent.”
U2 were voted best band in the publication’s lifetime, with frontman Bono telling the BBC that Q had been crucial to his career:
“It’s a truly great thing. They’re so important for anyone that wants to take all their music all the way.”
The ceremony also saw Queen entered into the monthly music magazine’s Hall Of Fame and Siouxsie Sioux honoured for her outstanding contribution to music.
Q Magazine is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Four awards for Jessie
Jessie J has dominated this year’s MOBO Awards, taking home prizes in four out of the five categories in which she was nominated.
The Who’s Laughing Now singer won Best UK Act, Best Newcomer, Best Album for Who You Are and Best Song for her debut hit, Do it Like a Dude.
Jessie only missed out on the prize for Best Video, which was awarded to Tinchy Stryder and Dappy for their song, Spaceship.
The 24-year-old star, born Jessica Cornish, thanked her fans after picking up the award for Best Album, saying:
“I just want to say the biggest thank you to my fans because I watched this last year by myself in my living room and no-one knew who I was.”
She was also praised by the founder of the awards Kanya King for her performance which opened the show.
Adele was also among the winners on the night, picking up the Best R&B/Soul accolade at the event, which was held in Glasgow.
Tinie Tempah won the Best Hip Hop prize and Bajan singer Rihanna came away with the Best International Star award.
The night also featured a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse led by her goddaughter, Dionne Bromfield.
This year’s MOBO Awards were hosted by Jason Derülo and Alesh Dixon and took place at Glasgow’s SECC.