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Guess Who Is Back On Top Of Billboard 200 This Week?

2/2/2016 10:02am EST
Adele Reclaims No. 1 On Billboard 200 After a Two-Week Break
Two weeks ago, David Bowie’s final album Blackstar would dethrone Adele’s record-breaking 25 after it spent seven consecutive weeks at number one. While Bowie wouldn't retain the top spot the following week, Panic! At The Disco would score its first number one album with Death of a Bachelor. Both weeks, 25 had to settle for runner-up as opposed to “ruling the roost.” Not this week friends – no sir!

After a two-week break – call it a vacation – Adele returns to a familiar, fitting spot at number one. This week marks the eight nonconsecutive weeks in the penthouse for the British powerhouse....
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Panic! At The Disco Tops Charts

1/26/2016 9:48am EST
Panic! At The Disco Tops The Billboard 200 For The First Time
After being an active part of the music industry for a decade, Panic! At The Disco finally got over “That Hump” to quote Erykah Badu – scoring a number one album on the Billboard 200. That’s right; Death of A Bachelor earned Panic! At The Disco – specifically sole original member Brendon Urie – it's first career number one album. The numbers were impressive as Panic! At The Disco impacted to the tune of 190,000 units, with 89% of those units being pure sales.

Sure Urie is the only member left, but things seem to be looking up judging by the numbers and hits from the album. If you ask us, w...
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'Blackstar' Becomes David Bowie's First No. 1 Album

1/19/2016 8:39am EST
David Bowie Posthumously Scores Career First No. 1 With 'Blackst
Two unbelievable things have occurred. The first and most unbelievable thing is the fact that legendary rock veteran David Bowie is dead. The second is the fact that Bowie scored his career first no. 1 album with Blackstar. How is it that an accomplished musician like David Bowie had never previously scored a chart-topping album on the Billboard 200? Aforementioned point aside, Blackstar moved 181,000 units, with 96% of those units being pure sales. Robust numbers by all means.

Bowie’s chart topper means that the queen, Adele, has officially been toppled. 25 doesn’t move far from the pe...
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Adele Shows Off Rap Skills With Epic Carpool Karaoke

1/17/2016 1:37pm EST
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It doesn't seem like there's much Adele can't do, and now the award-winning, chart-topping songstress can add rap skills to her list.

During her appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Adele participated in Corden's recurring game of "Carpool Karaoke," and after some covers of her own biggest hits, the last song happened to be Nicki Minaj's hit "Monster."

But like everything else she does, the "Hello" singer hit it out of the park. You can check out Adele's rap game starting at roughly the 13:30 mark of the video below:

It's safe to say that Adele probably won't be releasin...
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Guess What Adele Did Again This Week?

1/12/2016 9:24am EST
Adele Tops Billboard 200 For Seventh Straight Week   
Nothing has changed on the Billboard 200 – SHOCKER! The Queen – Adele – spends her seventh straight week at number one with her juggernaut album 25. The numbers are dwindling, but even so, moving 194,000 units (about 85% of those pure sales) in the dead of January is certainly impressive. Interestingly, Justin Bieber’s Purpose also saw six-figures worth of impact (124,000 units), though only 44% of those total were pure sales! So if you do the math, Adele is still “killing it.”

Justin Bieber hasn’t been able to beat Adele on the albums chart, but on the Billboard Hot 100, he has done the...
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Beyonce May Be A Tiny Bit Jealous Of This Famous British Singer

1/7/2016 9:16am EST
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It was an incredible year for British singer Adele, who landed the top selling album of 2015. But not everyone is thrilled with her success. According to In Touch, Beyonce, who hasn't released an album since 2013, is a bit envious of the competition.

An insider told the magazine (via OK!): "Beyonce wanted to release music in December, but she knew it simply couldn't compare to Adele. She is beyond jealous."

Adele, whose album "25" dropped on Nov. 29, crushed sales of Taylor Swift's hugely successful "1989." Adele sold 8.01 million units (physical CDs and the streaming equivalent) compared...
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Six Weeks And Counting For Adele

1/5/2016 9:21am EST
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After six weeks it will come as no surprise to anybody that Adele once more rules the Billboard 200 with 25. Of course not – she’s a beast! Adele’s ‘beastly’ presence on the Billboard 200 allows for 25 to move another 363,000 units. Yeah, it’s her smallest week to date, but the robust sales of the fourth quarter in general are over, and this particular week accounted for the week right after Christmas – who buys albums then? Almost nobody! For anybody else, 363,000 units would be "victory lap" worthy!

It also shouldn’t surprise anyone that Adele’s dominance continues for a 10th consecutiv...
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These Songs Brought On Emotions In 2015

12/30/2015 4:15pm EST
20 Most Emotional Songs Of 2015
Ah, another year down – “out with the old” and “in with the new.” Even with 2016 among us, there have been plenty of memorable musical moments from 2015, led by its vast assortment of songs. While we’ve already explored the 40 Best Songs of 2015, why not break things down even more and examine the 20 Most Emotional Songs of 2015! This playlist comprises of the happiest, saddest, and angriest songs of the year. So whether you’re feeling “good to be alive” or the feeling is that “something’s gotta give,” we’ve got you covered!

Happiest Songs of 2015

1) Andy Grammer, “Good To Be Alive (Hal...
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Adele Makes It Five In A Row

12/29/2015 8:25am EST
Adele Sells Another Million, Makes It Five Weeks At No. 1
Just know, it’s Adele – period. Adele’s 25 spends its fifth straight week atop the Billboard 200. What’s most impressive about week five is that it marks the third nonconsecutive week that 25 has sold one million copies or more. This week, 25 sold 1.16 million copies, Adele’s second best week after selling 3.38 million in week one. Billboard goes on to say that with tracks thrown into the equation, the overall impact of 25 this week was 1.19 million units. Basically, Adele is dominating the world. Queen her!

But it wasn’t all Adele. Chris Brown’s latest album Royalty debuts at #3 with a ...
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40 Best Songs Of 2015

12/26/2015 11:00am EST
40 Best Songs Of 2015
It’s a tall task to pick the best albums in any given year, specifically when it comes to ranking them. Even more difficult is selecting the best songs as the music industry is much more record/song-centric than it was once was. Even when albums (exception: Adele’s 25) don’t sell, songs do. There were lots and lots of notable songs from 2015, so narrowing the list to 40 is an arduous task. As arduous as it was, here’s our best shot – 40 of the Best Songs of 2015.

1) The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” (Beauty Behind the Madness)

Adele or the Weeknd for the top spot – that was the question...
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Adele's '25' Continues To Sell Like Hot Cakes

12/22/2015 9:31am EST
Adele Spends Fourth Week Atop The Billboard 200
In news that should shock no one, the unstoppable, invincible Adele spends her fourth week atop the Billboard 200. 25 is “selling like hotcakes” – maybe even better than that! After padding her already robust totals with another 695,000 units last week, sales and impact improve to 825,000 units, with 96% of that total being album sales! Simply put, Adele is killing it, sitting just shy of six million copies in one month of availability. Records are being broken peeps!

Staying on the Adele train, let's shift to the Billboard Hot 100. Guess who’s got number one locked down there? Yep, you g...
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Adele Loves Her Small House And Compact Car

12/21/2015 3:48pm EST
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Adele has a good stash of cash and it's growing by the day. Lord knows she can afford anything she wants.

Earlier this year, the 27-year-old purchased a mansion in Malibu for nearly $5 million and has two giants homes in London – one by the sea in Brighton and another in Sussex.

As Eonline reports, Adele actually lives a less extravagant lifestyle. A source told the celebrity site that despite the “Hello” singer's real estate portfolio, she likes to spend time in the smallest of her dwellings in London.

"It's by far the smallest of all her properties," the source said. "It's cute and dow...
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She Hasn't Stopped Dropping The 'F-Bomb,' But Adele Quit Smoking!

12/20/2015 9:09am EST
Fearing Death, Adele Stopped Smoking, Drinking Alcohol And Caffe
Four years ago, Adele kicked some bad habits to the curb: she stopped smoking, drinking, and guzzling caffeine drinks. The British songstress said had she not given up a dizzying tobacco habit, she would likely have died of some dreaded disease, and not been around for her new baby boy. But there's one thing she still does like a boss: Adele drops the F-bomb like a drunken sailor.

Adele sat down recently with The Mirror, which published the interview on Friday. The 25-year-old mom of one talked plainly about several vices she had that nearly derailed her career, and posed a threat to her ...
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25 Best Albums Of 2015

12/19/2015 3:00pm EST
25 Best Albums Of 2015 Hand Picked By Our Music Critic
It’s that time once again – time to assemble the list of the best albums of the year! 2015 featured some magnificent albums as well as some not-so-great ones, but isn’t the same thing uttered each and every year. Shocking to no one, the list is top-heavy. Still, even the albums filling out the bottom are worthwhile additions to the album collection as well! Here are the 25 best albums of 2015.

1) Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly (Interscope)

West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album was the top pick for best album in our mid-year 25 Best Albums of 2015 (So Far) list, and not...
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Adele’s Landslide Album Dominance Continues

12/15/2015 9:32am EST
Adele Rules The Billboard 200 For Third Straight Week
In news that will shock no one, Adele spends her third week atop the Billboard 200. Yep, that’s right, 25 keeps number one warm, selling another robust 695,000 copies. Per Billboard, 25 has sold more the five million copies in just three short weeks. Who would’ve thought it – an album sell more than five million copies in the current music sales climate, let alone in just three weeks? Adele, you go girl!

So with Adele making it a three-peat, she held off a reliable number one act from scoring another number one album. That’s right – Coldplay had to settle for the runner-up spot thanks to ...
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When Do Adele Tickets Go On Sale In U.S. & Canada? Here's The Scoop!

12/15/2015 12:58am EST
Hello? Here's How To Buy Tickets For Adele's North American Tour
Tickets for Adele's 2016 North American tour are at the top of the holiday wish list for fans. The British songstress announced the tour dates on Tuesday, prompting major excitement for those who assumed that her European tour would be it for the coming year.

Find a full list of Adele's tour dates for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico below, along with information on when the tickets go on sale and how much they will cost.

Adele announced the North American tour on Twitter early Tuesday morning — her tweet was retweeted more than 10,000 times. It's safe to say that all 56 shows will be sold ou...
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Was Adele 'Live Syncing' For The 'X Factor' Final?

12/14/2015 9:11am EST
Sporting Chopped Locks, Adele 'Dupes And Disappoints' Viewers Wh
Debuting her new chopped hairdo, Adele appeared on the "live" UK X Factor Final and sang her chart-topping hit, "Hello." However, there was only one problem: Adele's set wasn't live at all, and viewers expressed their disappointment for being duped over the "live syncing" act.

According to a Sun entertainment report, viewers tuned in to watch Adele single her smash single just before the Final winner of X Factor was announced. But thanks to social media, throngs of audience members in attendance tweeted that the set wasn't live by any stretch. If true, people at home were watching a pre-r...
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Adele’s Album Sales Continue To Shock

12/8/2015 9:32am EST
Adele Sells Another Million, Tops Billboard 200 For Second Week
Okay, okay, okay – let’s just cut to the chase and be done with it! Adele retaining the top spot on the Billboard 200 will shock no one – it was inevitable. What is shocking is how many MORE copies of her blockbuster album 25 were sold in its second week of availability. Wait for it…25 sold 1.11 million more copies. Yes, that’s pure sales. Numbers are elevated even more according to Billboard when their fancy tracks/streaming formula comes into play, to the tune of 1.16 million units.

Basically, Adele is kicking everybody else’s rear. All said and done, Adele has sold more than 4 million c...
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Adele’s '25' Album Sales Stagger The Mind

12/1/2015 10:42am EST
Adele’s '25' Debuts Epically, Goes Triple Platinum In First Week
BREAKING NEWS… well, maybe not so much! In news that will ultimately surprise no one, Adele debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with HUGE numbers. What is shocking are just how big those numbers are – “brace yourself!” 25 SOLD 3.38 million copies, becoming the first album to sell more than three million copies in one week.

Adele’s numbers are actually a bit more robust with tracks factored in, elevating that figure to 3.48 million according to Billboard. 25 was unavailable for streaming, so those 3.38 million copies are legit sales without question. It’s hard to find platinum or gol...
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Justin Bieber Beats Out One Direction For Top Spot

11/24/2015 8:17am EST
Justin Bieber Easily Tops The Billboard 200
It was expected to be a hard-fought battle – one comprised of scrapping, clawing and crazed tween girls! Ultimately, Justin Bieber handily outperformed British boy band One Direction for the number one spot on the Billboard 200. Both Justin Bieber and One Direction touted impressive, robust numbers, but the discrepancy between the two is shocking. Let’s break down the numbers, shall we?

Justin Bieber’s Purpose ended up impacting to the tune of 649,000 units, hence making Purpose the highest debuting album of 2015. Even considering that 80% of that total make up pure sales, that’s still a b...
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'25' Is Another Superb Album By Adele

11/23/2015 11:45am EST
Review: Adele Delivers Another Stellar Album With '25'   
After four long years, big-voiced, British pop singer/songwriter phenomenon (mouthful) Adele returns with her highly anticipated third studio album, 25. In a short amount of time, the accolades that Adele has achieved in her career are remarkable: 10 Grammy awards, an academy award for best original song, and a diamond certified album (21). 25 seeks to continue the greatness which Adele seems to exemplify with ease. While following 21 is an arduous task, Adele picks right up where she left off on 25.

“Hello” rightfully initiates 25 in stellar fashion. Following up juggernaut singles that m...
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Don't Expect To Find Adele's New Album Streaming Anywhere

11/20/2015 11:18am EST
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Adele is making sure that fans get the full experience of her music on CD, so you won't be able to stream it on Spotify or Apple Music.

The New York Times reported that Adele "is said to have been personally involved with the decisions about streaming."

With less than 24 hours before the release of the album on Friday, the major digital music services were informed that “25” would not be available for streaming, according to three people with direct knowledge of the plans, as reported by The Times.

A spokesman for Adele declined to comment on the situation.

A rep for Spotify confirmed ...
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Adele Is Definitely Thinner These Days But Doesn't Aspire To Be A Size Zero

11/19/2015 10:23am EST
Adele Shows Off Noticeably Thinner Figure In NYC & London
English singer Adele, whose new single "Hello" is a massive hit, is looking noticeably thinner these days, and she credits exercise for her new sleek look.

She told the latest issue of Rolling Stone that exercise has helped her drop several pounds -- but she's not exactly thrilled about working out.

"It’s not to be a size zero or anything like that, I mainly moan. I’m not skipping to the f--king gym, I don’t enjoy it," she revealed.

"I do like doing weights. I don't like looking in the mirror. Blood vessels burst on my face easily so I'm so conscious when I'm lifting weights not to let ...
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Demi Lovato: 'I Want To Show The Side Of Me That’s Real'

11/17/2015 11:32am EST
Demi Lovato Covers Adele's 'Hello' And It's Amazing! [WATCH]
Demi Lovato killed a version of Adele's latest single, "Hello," at Seattle's Fall Ball.

The singer performed at Kiss FM's Fall Ball in Seattle on Nov. 14, where she shocked concertgoers with her version.

Demi Lovato ambitiously performed the song, made famous by Adele, at the Fall Ball.

Wearing a black leather miniskirt, crop top and knee-high black boots, the 23-year-old "Confident" singer belted out the song, shocking everyone in attendance.

The singer was clearly embracing the new-found life philosophy she explained to Vanity Fair during an emotionally revealing photo shoot in earl...
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Chris Stapleton Comes Up Big For Second Straight Week

11/17/2015 11:08am EST
Chris Stapleton Makes It Two Weeks Atop The Billboard 200   
Chris Stapleton sure came up – big time. After reentering the Billboard 200 with his critically lauded debut Traveller at number one, Stapleton keeps the top spot warm. Why is this surprising this week? There were several new albums, but none of them had the support to unseat the country singer/songwriter. Interestingly, Stapleton still had a big impact, to the tune of 124,000 units (78% of those were sales).

The newbies also couldn’t take the runner-up spot, with Eric Church’s surprise effort Mr. Misunderstood improving from #3 to #2 despite losing support. Still, with a modest 65,000 uni...
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Adele’s Much Anticipated ‘25’ Leads Album Releases The Week

11/17/2015 10:50am EST
Adele Leads Albums To Check Out This Week -- See Full List
Following a jam-packed week including a showdown for the top spot on the Billboard between Justin Bieber and One Direction, this week is top-heavy. While the return of rapper Jadakiss is notable, the artist that makes this week top heavy is none other than Adele Adkins, better known as simply Adele. Ask anyone in the industry – everyone KNOWS Adele is a lock to sell a lot of albums and score her second consecutive number one album. Honestly, who would want to compete against a juggernaut?

1) Adele, 25 (Columbia)

After a four-year hiatus, British soul-pop chanteuse Adele returns with h...
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Listen To Adele's New Song 'When We Were Young'

11/17/2015 9:48am EST
Adele Tells Ex-Boyfriend 'F-You' In Tune 'When We Were Young'
Adele's latest tune off her upcoming album "25" has her saying "F-You" to an old boyfriend.

Adele will debut an exclusive performance of the track "When We Were Young" on "60 Minutes Australia," where the singer and songwriter will invite cameras into her recording studio and give fans a first taste of her powerful new ballad.

The interview will later be available on YouTube.

Adele admitted of "When We Were Young," “This is my f**k you song, it sounds obvious but I think you only learn to love again when you fall in love again."

“Let me photograph you in this light in case it is the las...
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CMAs Lift Chris Stapleton To Top Of Charts

11/10/2015 10:01am EST
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It’s amazing how quickly things can change in life. For underrated country musician Chris Stapleton, he went from unknown to hot commodity thanks to unexpected victories at the Country Music Association Awards. After his album, Traveller debuted at #14 earlier in 2015, this week, Stapleton finds himself at #1 on the Billboard 200. Crazy right? Furthermore, Stapleton made more than a dent on the charts this week, impacting to the tune of 177,000 units, with 86% of those being sales.

So with Stapleton receiving his just due, it also confirms that this week wasn’t a power week in new release...
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Adele's Answer To Posing For Playboy Magazine Is Powerfully Funny

11/5/2015 11:26am EST
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Adele has no interest in taking her clothes off for Hugh Hefner's magazine. The Playboy publisher's company apparently asked the Hello singer to pose nude several times in the past; but Adele is confused about two things: she's not sure the Playboy Magazine gesture is due to her weight as a plus-size woman -- or is purely sexist.

After taking hiatus for a time as a new mommy, and recovering from throat surgery, Adele is is back with new music, and is breaking records along the way.

According to Nielsen Music, her new single -- from 25 -- that is not even out until November 20, sold over...
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Adele: 'Would I Show My Body Off If I Was Thinner'?

11/5/2015 8:43am EST
Adele Says Her Weight Makes Her 'Relatatble' To Fans
British singer-songwriter Adele says that she doesn't hold anything against pop stars who show off a lot more flesh than she does, but she also won't be following them anytime soon.

She said, "Would I show my body off if I was thinner?" during a revealing interview with Rolling Stone.

"Probably not, because my body is mine. But sometimes I'm curious to know if I would have been as successful if I wasn't plus-size. I think I remind everyone of themselves."

The star added that her size is "relatable" because "I'm not perfect and I think a lot of people are portrayed as perfect, unreachable...
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