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Top 10 James Bond Theme Songs

2/24/2013 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!

2/21/2013 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

2/12/2013 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

2/11/2013 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?

1/23/2013 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

1/23/2013 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

1/14/2013 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

12/31/2012 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

12/16/2012 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

12/14/2012 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

12/9/2012 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

11/28/2012 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

10/21/2012 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

10/14/2012 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!

10/3/2012 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?

7/10/2012 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

7/5/2012 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 ...

Singer Adele Expecting Her First Child

6/29/2012 2:16pm EDT
Soul sensation Adele is pregnant with her first child. The Rolling In The Deep singer has announced she is starting a family with charity boss boyfriend Simon Konecki - and the Grammy Award winner is overjoyed.

In a post on her official website, Adele writes, "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."

The singer was recently forced to deny rumors Konecki had proposed to her on her 24th birthday in May...

The Greatest Album Released By A Female Artist Is...

6/23/2012 6:00pm EDT
Aretha Franklin
Move over Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rihanna. Queen of soul Aretha Franklin's "I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You" has topped a new poll to find the greatest albums released by female artists.

Franklin's 1967 breakthrough album beat out challenges from Joni Mitchell's "Blue" and "Dusty in Memphis" by Dusty Springfield to claim the number-one spot in Rolling Stone magazine's new countdown.

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours," featuring the talents of Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, also made the top five, as did Patti Smith's "Horses."

The youngest and freshest artist on the list is Adele, 24...

Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep' Brings 7-Year-Old Out Of Coma

6/20/2012 9:15am EDT
A little British girl has been brought out of a coma by Adele's music. Charlotte Neve, 7, slipped into unconsciousness in April after suffering a hemorrhage, and her mother was told to prepare for the worst.

But the young music fan stunned family members and doctors when she woke up while her mother sang along to Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" as it played on the hospital radio.

Talking about the "miracle" to Britain's Telegraph newspaper, Neve's mother Leila says, "Charlotte started smiling, and I couldn't believe it. It was the first time she had reacted to anything since the hemorrhage....

Adele At Number One Again, 68 Weeks After Release Of '21'

6/14/2012 8:32am EDT
Adele is back on top again, securing the number-one spot on the Billboard 200 album chart with sophomore album "21." She released the album 68 weeks ago but regained momentum, beating competition such as Neil Young, The Beach Boys and Alan Jackson.

The album has remained on the top 10 list since its release in February. Adele sold 75,000 copies last week, much of which is likely due to the NBC special "Adele Live In London, which aired on June 2.

Alan Jackson's "Thirty Miles West" was expected to debut at number one, but it sold 2,000 fewier copies, landing it at number two. The Beach B...

Adele Scoops Up A Dozen Billboard Music Awards

5/21/2012 12:32am EDT
Adele and LMFAO were the big winners at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, with the British soul sensation picking a haul of 12 trophies, including Top Artist and Top Female Artist.

Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" hit and her smash-hit album "21" earned her four big prizes, including Top Alternative Song, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Pop Album.

And she also picked up trophies for Top Hot 100 (singles) Artist and Billboard 200 (album) Artist.

LMFAO were the other big winners at the ceremony, which Adele did not attend, claiming six awards - five for their 2011 smash-hit "...

Spanx Creator Is Thrilled That Adele Is A Fan

5/15/2012 11:19pm EDT
The woman who gave the world Spanx has applauded Adele for owning up to wearing multiple pairs of the body-shaping undergarments at the Grammy Awards.

Sara Blakely was thrilled to hear the "Someone Like You" singer is a big fan, and she tells Life & Style magazine that Adele is the only star she knows who has worn four pairs of Spanx to look slim on the red carpet.

She says, "Spanx used to be the celebrity slimming secret and has become the red carpet staple they love to talk about. We've heard about wearing double and triple pairs of Spanx, but I'm thrilled to hear that Adele is our firs...

Adele Named Top Gay Icon By Gaydar Radio

4/23/2012 7:51am EDT
Singer Adele can boast yet another new accolade after she was named Pop Artist of the Year by listeners of a gay radio station in Britain.

The Rolling In The Deep hit-maker was crowned a gay icon after winning 55 per cent of the votes in the poll, which was carried out by Gaydar Radio.

She usurped last year's winner Kylie Minogue to take the award, with Lady Gaga coming second.

Gaydar's program controller Robin Crowley says, "Adele has numerous Grammys and Brits, but this is the accolade she's been waiting for."

Former Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas was named Celebrity of the year, ...

British Actress Carey Mulligan Plans Secret Wedding This Weekend

4/21/2012 11:30am EDT
Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan is set to wed her rocker beau, Marcus Mumford, in a secret ceremony this weekend, according to U.K. reports.

The couple has been dating since early last year, and got engaged after just a few months.

The closely-guarded pair was said to be planning a small, top secret ceremony for family and friends in the English countryside, and according to Britain's The Sun, the big day will take place on Saturday.

The publication reports that superstar Adele will sing at the event after the Mumford & Sons frontman reached out to her.

A source tells the newspaper, "Carey and Marcus ar...

Adele, Rihanna, LMFAO, Lil Wayne & Katy Perry Lead Billboard Award Nominations

4/20/2012 8:57am EDT
Adele's amazing 2012 has just reached new heights - she has landed 18 nominations for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards.

The multiple Grammy winner, who was named among Time magazine's most influential people earlier this week, will compete for the Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist trophies among others.

Rihanna, LMFAO, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry are also nomination leaders for the prizegiving ceremony, which will take place in Las Vegas on May 20.

Competing with Adele, Rihanna and Perry for Top Artist honors will be Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne, w...

Adele, Kate Middleton & Rihanna Among Those On Time's '100 Most Influential People In The World' List

4/18/2012 2:00pm EDT
2012 Time 100
Time magazine just released its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People who "inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world."

British soul singer Adele made it onto the prestigious Time 100 list. U.K. royal Kate Middleton, a.k.a. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is also a new name in the lineup following her wedding to Prince William last year. Her sister Pippa Middleton, who was recently embroiled in a gun/paparazzi controversy, surprisingly made the cut.

Bajan popstar Rihanna, movie executive Harvey Weinstein and President Barack Obama are also included on the 2012 l...

Big Time Rush's James Maslow Talks Big Summer Plans

4/18/2012 5:56am EDT
James Maslow
I'll admit it: when I hear the phrase "boy band," I'm one of those people who cringes. But I recently chatted with Big Time Rush member James Maslow, and he changed my mind a little bit.

BTR (consisting of Maslow, Kendall Schmidt, Carlos Pena, Jr. and Logan Henderson) is a boy band that was born out of the Nickelodeon TV series of the same name. In concept, their origin is reminiscent of The Monkees. Since 2009, the foursome have been acting in the half-hour musical/comedy series as well as releasing two albums. They'll be touring across the country this summer.

The group's origins migh...

Adele Dominates 2012 Ivor Novello Nominations

4/17/2012 8:03am EDT
Soul star Adele looks set to reign supreme at the upcoming Ivor Novello Awards in Britain after landing four top nominations.

The singer's hit record 21 has been tipped in the Album Award category, alongside Kate Bush's 50 Words For Snow and Let England Shake by PJ Harvey, while her track Rolling In The Deep faces competition for the Best Song Musically and Lyrically from Florence and the Machine's Shake It Out and The A Team by Ed Sheeran.

Adele, who won six Grammy Awards and two Brits earlier this year, is a double threat in the PRS for Music Most Performed Work category - Rolling In ...

Adele Is The Richest Musician In Britain

4/12/2012 9:42am EDT
Adele's stellar year has boosted her bank balance - the soul sensation has jumped to the top of the countdown of the wealthiest young musicians in Britain.

The "Rolling in the Deep" hitmaker has taken over the charts around the globe with her emotional second album "21," which has sold a staggering 20 million copies since its release last year.

And her success has seen her fortune swell dramatically - she is now estimated to be worth $32 million, according to the Sunday Times' annual rich list.

The new figure is a huge leap from the $7.2 million she was allegedly worth this time last yea...