Update 10/29 2:06PM: Chastidy Garner Valentine has won Halloween. See below.
In October 2015, English actor Daniel Craig declared that he would “rather slash my wrists” than perform the role of 007 a fifth time. That feels a touch hyperbolic, but point taken. And yet, it sounds as if Craig has changed his tune.
Every year without fail, the Recording Academy gets called out for being out of touch and ignoring the most relevant artists. This fall, the Grammy board wants to try something new with online voting.
Six whole years ago, Adele released her second album, 21, and we’ve never stopped hearing about it since then. As of this week, she now owns the record for the longest-charting album by a woman.
Last night, during a show in Auckland, New Zealand, Adele remarked that she may not tour again, to which I say, “You can’t do that, Adele,” but unfortunately she can.
As we know, Adele isn’t particularly interested in broadcasting her every personal milestone. And that’s cool — so long as she continues to sing songs that make me cry, I demand nothing else. But you may be interested to know that she got married.
Karlie Kloss has issued an apology via Twitter, obvs, in response to the outcry over a fashion shoot in she appeared in the pages of Vogue’s diversity issue dressed like a geisha.
Despite all the social media posts you may have seen of Adele holding a Grammy that had been split in two, the Album of the Year winner did not break that thing in half and give one piece to Beyoncé. Vanity Fair reports it was all a big misunderstanding—though admittedly one we’d love to believe.
The George Michael tribute at this year’s Grammys was handled by none other than Adele, who performed a radically stripped- and slowed-down version of Michael’s 1996 ode to cruising, “Fastlove” (a fitting tribute in every way, given Michael’s unabashed love of gay sex). Well, actually, Adele performed it, then…
No matter how many at-home spells we try, we can’t escape Lukas Graham (which as you’ll recall is a band, not one person!) or Meghan Trainor, who announced the nominees for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on CBS this morning.
Adele—possessor of angel’s harp vocal chords—has concluded the North American leg of her world tour: 107 shows in 10 months. She has a handful of performances remaining in New Zealand and Australia, but then, she says, it will be time for another hiatus. Also, she might have a second baby.
Adele has one child and it sounds like that’s all she’s going to have.
Did you know a record could go diamond? I, dear readers, did not. Apparently the terminology applies to records that have sold 10 million units (i.e. 10x platinum). This information is relevant because Adele’s 25 has gone diamond.
Adele performing at the Super Bowl 2017 halftime show would be an incredible boon for viewers, especially after rival fans toss aside their Bud Lights to tearfully embrace one another. But alas, it ain’t happening. As she told the audience at her L.A. concert on Saturday:
Adele, a very rich and successful woman who has more disposable income than I can even wrap my head around, recently visited an H&M, handed the cashier her credit card, and was told, “Send this charge to your new cred-it-or.” (That’s a terrible and embarrassing “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” reference, by the way.)
Rapper Lil Wayne was hospitalized last week after his epilepsy reared its head and caused an especially severe seizure.
If you’ve ever wanted to see Adele get so, so real and so, so awesome, good news.
Tony Visconti, David Bowie’s old producer, tried to get people to pay attention to his new show by saying Adele’s voice is manipulated and her songs are “fluff.” Here what she says.
Tony Visconti is a music producer who worked with David Bowie throughout his career, including on his final album Blackstar. He certainly knows a lot about music and thus feels qualified to tell you who is for real and what is so, so fake.