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13 Songs With ‘Only’ In The Title (Volume 1)

February 1st, 2015 2:00pm EST
13 Songs With ‘Only’ In The Title (Volume 1)
Ah the beauty of ‘only’ songs – those classics that feature one pivotal word within their title. What word is it that is pivotal you ask? Well, that word is what one suspects – ONLY! Think about it, how many songs feature the ubiquitous, inescapable adjective, adverb, or conjunction? The answer is a lot. One list can’t house so many ‘only’ songs. That said the 13-featured songs of ‘Songs With ‘Only’ In The Title (Volume 1),’ is a starting place. After such a wacky, melodramatic intro, here are the ‘only’ songs in all their ‘only’ glory!

1) Sam Smith, “I’m Not The Only One” (In The Lonely...

Adele Teases New Album, World Music Awards Spills The Beans

July 16th, 2014 2:01pm EDT
Adele Teases New Album, World Music Awards Spills The Beans
Adele was being coy when it came to revealing her next album, but it appears it has all been spoiled by the Twitter account of the World Music Awards.

Back in May, Adele wrote after her 26th birthday, "Bye Bye 25... see you again later in the year." Adele's previous albums were titled 19 and 21, with 21 coming out in 2011. If Adele were to release her third album four years later, it would make sense to name it 25.

Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year x

— Adele (@OfficialAdele) May 4, 2014

Well, The World Music Awards appeared to confirm 25 will be ...

Adele, Radiohead, Other Independent Artists May Be Deleted From YouTube

June 18th, 2014 10:33am EDT
YouTube is about to go through some radical changes when it comes to music, and some big names are getting left behind.

According to the Financial Times, Google will announce its subscription-based music service and begin blocking artists from YouTube if they haven’t agreed to their licensing agreements. The service, named YouTube Music Pass, will allow users to save music videos for playback when internet connections aren’t available.

Youtube's head of business operations told the Financial Times that about 90 percent of the music industry has signed on to the service – but there are som...

Hot Beefy Babes

March 9th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Hot Beefy Babes
Hollywood is full of women of all shapes and sizes, and it's time to pay tribute to the sexy stars who aren't a size 0. These beefy babes are well-built, robust actresses and singers who are beautiful and talented in their own right.

Khloe Kardashian towers over her sisters, but she knows how to work it on the red carpet. She shows off her best assets and isn't afraid to flaunt her figure in form-fitting clothing.

The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star told Cosmopolitan: "I'm proud for losing weight when I wanted to and I've never resorted to surgery. I'm not against it - one day I pr...

2014 Grammy Awards Reactions: The Triumphs And Fails

January 28th, 2014 10:30am EST
2014 Grammy Awards Reactions: The Triumphs And Fails
Another year and another Grammys ceremony has come and passed. As always, there were moments that thrilled while others made me curse under my breath. Luckily, as a music journalist, this guy has learned how to think like the Recording Academy, hence the accuracy of many of my picks this year. Still, even being correct, you have to wonder what the Academy is thinking sometimes. Yes, I’m specifically referencing the fact that Kendrick Lamar was shut out – ridiculous! But here goes nothing examining the awards given.

The Big Four: Record, Album and Song of the Year & Best New Artist

Record ...

10 Popular Music Songs Penned By Other Artists

November 17th, 2013 1:08pm EST
The music industry is one business where it is common for music artists to either meet up and share musical talents or acknowledge the song writing skills of other music artists musically.  Check our following ten popular song picks penned by other music artists.

Singer Rihanna’s hit single “Diamonds” owes it’s “Alternative” flavored leanings to singer-songwriter Sia who penned the track for the singer’s Unapologetic studio music release.  Sia, on her part, is also best known for her co-writing and vocal contribution to DJ David Guetta’s “Titanium” hit single.

If the track “Lovesong”...

Adele In Talks To Star As Dusty Springfield In New Biopic

September 27th, 2013 8:46am EDT
British singer Adele is reportedly in talks to play the role of country music icon Dusty Springfield on the big screen.

The Oscar-winning singer is rumored to star as the late singer in a film that is tipped to be penned by Boardwalk Empire Screenwriter David Stenn.

A source told Daily Mail newspaper: "There's a project and it's true Adele is attached, but it's in an early stage of development."

Adele has previously cited Dusty's work as among her biggest influences; however, a spokesman for the star has refused to issue comment on the speculation.

The 25 year-old star is tipped to rele...

15 Songs For A Rainy Summer Day

June 1st, 2013 2:00pm EDT
The coming of Summer brings an anticipation of relief from winter blues, shedding of heavy clothes, outdoor activities, and sunny days ahead.  However, if Spring showers sneak a bit into June bringing more rain, just in case, here is our list of 15 songs for a rainy Summer day.

1. “Umbrella” - Rihanna (Good Girl Gone Bad, 2007)

2. “Rain” - Madonna (Erotica, 1992)



3. “Here Comes The Rain Again” - Eurythmics (Touch, 1983)

4. “It Will Rain” - Bruno Mars (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -Pt. 1, 2011)

5. “The Rain” - Missy Elliot (Supa Dupa Fly, 1997...

Adele Tops Britain's Richest Young Musicians List

April 11th, 2013 7:37pm EDT
Adele has taken the top spot on Sunday Times' list of Britain's richest young musicians thanks to an estimated $48 million fortune.

Adele will turn 25 next month on May 13, but she has already won an Oscar for her James Bond theme Skyfall and has earned approximate $16 million in the last 12 months.

The sudden influx of cash over the last year has put her ahead of other British musicians such as Cheryl Cole ($22 million), Leona Lewis ($19 million), Katie Melua ($19 million), and Florence Welch ($14 million).

Despite those nice numbers, they pale in comparison to veterans of the industry....

Joan Rivers Responds To Adele Fat Jokes Controversy With More Fat Jokes

April 1st, 2013 2:07pm EDT
Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers won't back down from her criticism of Adele's weight - and has responded to haters with even more fat jokes.

Last month, Rivers was on David Letterman's late night show when she suggested Adele should rename her song "Rolling in the Deep" to "Rolling in the Deep Fried Chicken." 

Last week, when asked about the comments by Huffington Post, Rivers doubled down: "She's a chubby lady who's very, very rich, and she should just calm down -- or lose weight!"

"She wanted an apology, so I took an ad out on her a**. I said, 'You are not fat.' And then I had room for a lot of other ads,...

Adele Lined Up For Next James Bond Theme?

March 3rd, 2013 8:07pm EST
Soul star Adele has signed up for the next James Bond  theme tune, just a week after winning Oscar gold for Skyfall, according to a U.K. report. 

The Rolling In The Deep hitmaker claimed her first Academy Award last Sunday when the title track for the 27th Bond movie was named Best Song, and 007 producers are keen to continue with their joint success by snapping her up for a repeat performance. 

A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Producers are thrilled by how well the song has been received and hope Adele's presence on the next film will replicate that success. They want her to ...

Adele Beats Out Taylor Swift And One Direction For Global Best Seller

February 26th, 2013 12:35pm EST
Adele's Grammy-winning record 21 has been named the best-selling album in the global charts for the second consecutive year.

The British superstar sold 8.3 million copies of 21 across the world in 2012, outselling the nearest rival, Taylor Swift's Red, by approximately three million units.

One Direction had the third and fourth best-selling albums with their first two releases, Up All Night and Take Me Home, which sold a combined total of 8.9 million copies, while Lana Del Rey's debut Born To Die racked up 4.4 million sales.

Canadian pop newcomer Carly Rae Jepsen had the year's best-sell...

85th Academy Awards Fashion: The Best & Worst

February 25th, 2013 8:54am EST
85th Academy Awards Fashion: The Best & Worst
The biggest event of the year in Hollywood took place on Sunday night - The 85th Annual Academy Awards - and the stars primped and preened for their red carpet appearances.

There weren't any major fashion flubs (and admit it, that's one of the reasons you tuned in to watch!) but there were a few style missteps. For example, usually a "best" list regular, Halle Berry looked a little too space age in a black and silver heavily striped Versace gown.

Kristen Stewart also disappointed in a Remm Acra lace dress that didn't do much for her skin tone nor her figure.

Conversely, Jennifer Aniston'...

Top 10 James Bond Theme Songs

February 24th, 2013 2:07pm EST
The 2013 Oscars will feature a 50th Anniversary celebration of James Bond in the movies.

The tribute to tribute Ian Fleming's secret agent 007 will include a performance of a medley of Bond theme songs from Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones and Adele.

Five of the six actors to portray James Bond on film will join the singers on stage.

Pierce Brosnan declined his invitation to participate, leaving Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig one Bond short.

Adele's theme for the 23rd film in the franchise, Skyfall, is nominated -- and is the frontrunner for -- the B...

BRIT Awards Winners & Fashion: Emeli Sande, Jessie J, Taylor Swift & More!

February 21st, 2013 8:37am EST
Taylor Swift
London was popping on Wednesday night as singers turned out for the annual BRIT Awards. Rock group Muse kicked off the show with a pyrotechnic-packed performance of their anthem "Supremacy."

Scottish singer Emeli Sande scooped up two prizes: "British Female Solo Artist" and "British Album" for "Our Version Of Events." The singer told the crowd after accepting her first trophy from presenter Taylor Swift: "Wow this feels amazing. This is incredible." She later called herself "a very unlikely pop star."

Singer-songwriter Ben Howard also won two awards: "British Breakthrough Act" and "Britis...

Ukrainian Prankster Arrested After Crashing Adele's Grammy Acceptance

February 12th, 2013 1:11pm EST
Adele 2013 Grammys
Ukrainian reporter Vitalii Sediuk was arrested at the Grammys on Sunday after crashing Adele's acceptance speech for her Best Pop Solo Performance award, and a quick-thinking Jennifer Lopez helped quickly put an end to the situation, pulling him back from having too much of a Kanye moment.

Lopez was on stage to present the award with rapper Pitbull, and when Adele's name was read Sediuk got up and also climbed on stage.

He was arrested after the incident and jailed on trespassing charges. A court date is set for next month.

The journalist told The Hollywood Reporter afterward that since ...

Music's Biggest Stars Rocked The Red Carpet At The 2013 Grammys

February 11th, 2013 11:04am EST
55th Grammy Awards
  The 55th Annual Grammy Awards got off to a hot start on the red carpet, where music's biggest stars gathered before the main event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Most stars adhered to the requests in the memo that CBS sent out on Wednesday, asking stars to tone their fashion choices down. The memo specifically asked that "buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered"; also warning that "see through" fashions, visible thongs and attire exposing any part of "genital regions" was forbidden at this year's award show.

Most stars followed the rules, including Jennifer Lopez, who ...

Did Adele's Necklace Reveal The Name Of Her Baby?

January 23rd, 2013 5:07pm EST
Adele is trying to keep the name of her child under wraps, but she may have spilled the beans when she wore a gold necklace Monday.

The singer's jewelry featured a charm that spelled out "Angelo," and sources tell The Sun that's the name of her baby boy. 

The child was born in October, and is the first with her fiancé Simon Konecki. Adele has refused to tell reporters the child's name when asked, and denied to comment on it at the Golden Globes.

In other Adele news, the singer will be performing her hit Skyfall at the Oscars, where it is nominated for Best Original Song. She said, "It's ...

Adele To Perform 'Skyfall' At The Oscars

January 23rd, 2013 2:38pm EST
Adele is returning to the stage for the first time since giving birth, to sing her James Bond theme tune Skyfall at the upcoming Academy Awards.

The Chasing Pavements hit-maker, who gave birth to a son in October, is nominated in the Best Original Song category for her 007 anthem, and she will be at the Los Angeles ceremony in person to perform it on February 24th.

Adele, who won a Golden Globe for the tune earlier this month, says, "It's an honor to be nominated and terrifyingly wonderful to be singing in front of people who have captured my imagination over and over again. It's someth...

Adele To Keep Baby's Name A Secret

January 14th, 2013 11:26am EST
British singer Adele is deliberately keeping her baby's name a secret because she is convinced the news is too "personal" to share.

The soul star and her boyfriend Simon Konecki welcomed their first child together in October but the Grammy-winner has remained tight-lipped about the details and refused to reveal what she has called her little boy.

Adele returned to the spotlight at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday to pick up the Best Original Song trophy for her Bond theme tune Skyfall, and during the event, she described her experiences as a new mom.

However, the "Roll...

Adele Overtakes Oasis On U.K.'s All-Time Album Sales List

December 31st, 2012 8:34pm EST
British soul sensation Adele's year is ending on a high - she has overtaken Oasis in the list of best-selling U.K. albums.

The "Chasing Pavements" singer's second record "21" pushed out Michael Jackson's "Thriller" earlier this year to land in fifth place on the countdown, and now she's gone one better and bagged fourth position.

The star's album has sold 4,562,000 copies, edging out Oasis' "(What's The Story) Morning Glory?", which has sales figures of 4,555,000, according to bosses at the Official Charts Company.

Queen's "Greatest Hits" holds the top spot, The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's L...

Adele Wins Big At Billboard Awards Again

December 16th, 2012 6:33pm EST
Brits ruled the American charts again in 2012 - Adele and One Direction have landed Billboard's biggest end-of-year awards.

The boy band was named Top New Artist/Group, while Adele picked up the Artist of the Year prize for a second year running on an awards list announced on Friday.

Adele, who last year became the first woman to land the bestselling single, album and artist on Billboard's annual year-end countdown, claimed the Top-selling Album Artist trophy again for "21", which has now sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S. alone.

She become the only act to be named Top Artist a...

Adele Dominates iTunes Chart For A Second Year

December 14th, 2012 9:09am EST
British pop star Adele has scored a chart double after her mega-hit album 21 was named the best-selling record on iTunes for a second year running.

The Rolling In The Deep hit-maker was crowned the queen of iTunes last year when 21 was named the highest-selling record of 2011 by bosses of the online digital retailer.

She has now repeated the feat for 2012. The album, which was released in January, 2011, has been named the year's best-selling record ahead of Taylor Swift's latest release Red, which hit charts in October.

Third place went to Mumford & Sons' Babel, while the top five was...

Adele Facing Fine For Failing To Register Son

December 9th, 2012 5:07pm EST
British singer Adele is facing a fine after allegedly failing to register her baby's birth with authorities.

The Rolling in the Deep hitmaker gave birth to her first child with her partner Simon Konecki on October 19, but she has yet to speak out about the new arrival or reveal the little boy's name.

It has now emerged that Adele has failed to file the necessary paperwork with registrars within the required 42-day legal deadline and could now be facing a $1,600 fine.

A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Cops are hardly going to be banging on their door tomorrow and it's probab...

Adele's '21' Reaches 10 Million In Sales

November 28th, 2012 3:20pm EST
Adele has joined the exclusive diamond club - her album 21 has sold more than 10 million copies across the country in less than two years.

The sophomore project was released in January, 2011, and earned Adele six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Album of the Year, while her smash hit Rolling in the Deep claimed Record and Song of the Year.

The continued popularity of 21 has turned Adele into a permanent fixture on the Billboard 200 chart - the album has remained in the countdown since it debuted at number one in February, 2011 - and this month it sailed past the 10 million sales...

Adele Gives Birth To Baby Boy - Report

October 21st, 2012 9:51am EDT
British soul singer Adele has given birth to her first child, according to U.K. reports.

The "Rolling in the Deep" singer and boyfriend Simon Konecki reportedly welcomed a baby boy on Friday night -- but as of yet there's no official word.

"We are not releasing a statement at this time," a spokesperson for Adele said. "No comment."

But a source close to the singer tells London's Daily Mail, "Adele and Simon are ecstatic at their new arrival. She was over the moon that they were expecting their first child together."

Adele, 24, began dating 38-year-old Konecki; who heads clean-water char...

Inside The Low-Profile Life Of Adele As She Gets Ready For Her First Baby

October 14th, 2012 9:01am EDT
She has worldwide fame and another hit single, but as Adele gets ready to become a mom, she is living – and loving – her life with boyfriend Simon Konecki, 38, out of the spotlight. This week's issue of PEOPLE goes inside the happy new life of a very private superstar.

Long before she became one of music's biggest stars, the singer told PEOPLE, "I don't think I always wanted to be the one in the front limelight." So unlike most of her peers, Adele, 24, hasn't toured (she canceled her U.S. and British dates back in 2011 because of a vocal hemorrhage), refuses most interview requests and ...

Adele's 'Skyfall' Leaks Online - Listen To It!

October 3rd, 2012 8:40am EDT
Adele's James Bond theme "Skyfall" is officially scheduled for release on the singer's website on Oct. 5, but eager fans have managed to listen to a huge chunk of the new single.

One minute and 46 seconds of the song was leaked online on free streaming websites such as Soundcloud and YouTube.

Paul Epworth, who wrote the track with Adele, urged fans to wait until Friday to hear the entire version. He tweeted, "I hear a short excerpt of Skyfall leaked... I can't wait for everyone to hear the whole thing because Adele's performance is jaw dropping."

Whether the leak was by accident or plann...

Adele Already 7 Months Pregnant?

July 10th, 2012 4:07pm EDT
Adele revealed she was expecting with boyfriend Simon Konecki at the end of June, but it appears she has been keeping it a secret for a while - reports claim she's expecting to give birth in a mere two months.

An insider told heat, "Adele has barely left the house in recent months, so she could keep this to herself for as long as possible."

The source is questionable, but remember Adele did not fly to the US for the Billboard Awards in May, despite being nominated for 12 awards. Perhaps she was following a doctor's instructions?

When she announced her pregnancy, Adele wrote: "Im delighte...

Adele's '21' Is Only Album To Sell Over A Million Copies In 2012

July 5th, 2012 11:44pm EDT
Adele's smash hit album "21" is well on its way to being the top selling record for the second year in a row.

With over 5.8 million copies sold in 2011 and over half of that (3.69 million) already in 2012, "21" is the only album to sell over a million copies since January 1.

The album has also amassed more sales this year than the the number two, three, four and five releases combined.

At second is Lionel Richie country-crossover "Tuskegee," selling 910,000 copies; followed by One Direction's "Up All Night" (899,000 copies); Whitney Houston's "Greatest Hits" and pop hits compilation Now ...