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Adele named Billboard’s Top Artist of 2012

British singer Adele named Billboard’s Top Artist of 2012. Congratulations!

(via AP) — It’s another year and another Adele domination on the music charts: The British singer is Billboard’s top artist of 2012.


Billboard said Friday that Adele is the year’s biggest artist and her diamond “21″ album, released in February 2011, is this year’s top album. Adele earned both prizes last year.

The year’s top three songs are Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and fun.’s “We Are Young,” respectively.

Adele is also the top female artist. Drake is the top male artist, One Direction is the top new artist and Maroon 5 is the year’s top group.

Billboard said Drake, Taylor Swift, fun. and Don Omar are the top acts in the R&B/hip-hop, country, rock and Latin fields, respectively.



Adele Gives Birth to a Baby Boy – Report

British singer Adele has reportedly given birth to a baby boy. Reports claim that the 24-year-old singer and her 38-year-old boyfriend Simon Konecki welcomed their child on Friday night.

Her spokesman said of Friday night’s reported birth: ‘We are not releasing a statement at this time. No comment.’ She is said to be ‘ecstatic’ by the baby’s arrival.


Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ tops iTunes Chart – New James Bond theme (Video)

Adele‘s latest song and the theme tune for the forthcoming James Bond film ‘Skyfall’ finally debuted online, topped iTunes.

Wow! Intant classic! I really love Adele. Her voice sounds incredibly sultry and mature. It’s unmistakably a Bond song. And it was number one on iTunes chart after being released online. Download: Skyfall

What can you say about the new Bond theme from Adele?

Speaking about the song ‘Skyfall’, Adele admitted that she was initially hesitant about recording the track.

Listen to Skyfall below with lyrics.

‘Skyfall’, was produced by Paul Epworth, who worked on Adele’s award-winning album 21 along with the likes of Friendly Fires, Florence & The Machine and Lana Del Rey.

Adele is the first artist to go Double Platinum on iTunes

After winning six Grammys and two BritsAdele  has broken another record with her Grammy-winning album by snagging the title of the first artist to go double platinum on iTunes.

According to reports, the British singer’s sophomore album 21 has already sold over 2 million downloads since it was released a year ago.

Also, the successful album has hit number one on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart 21 times and has sold 7 million copies in the United States and 18 million copies globally.

What do you think about all of Adele’s success? Are you fan of her?

2012 Brit Awards: full list of winners

Though Adele flips the bird during her speech snub, the 21 singer and Ed Sheeran have won two awards each at the recently concluded Brit Awards 2012.

Bruno Mars scored International Male Solo Artist, and Lana Del Rey snagged International Breakthrough Act.

Check out the full list of winners below:

British Female Solo Artist – Adele

British Male Solo Artist – Ed Sheeran

British Group – Coldplay

British Breakthrough Act – Ed Sheeran

Mastercard British Album of the Year – 21 by Adele

British Single – What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction

International Male Solo Artist – Bruno Mars

International Female Solo Artist – Rihanna

International Group – Foo Fighters

International Breakthrough Act – Lana Del Rey

Outstanding Contribution – Blur

Critics Choice – Emeli Sande

British Producer – Ethan Johns

Adele won all 6 Grammys she was nominated for tonight | 2012 Grammy Awards Winners List

Adele won all 6 Grammys she was nominated for tonight. Amazing! Congratulations!!

Here’s the list of winners of the 2012 Grammy Awards!

Pop Vocal Album: 21, Adele
Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Duets Ii, Tony Bennett and Various Artists
Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Body and Soul,” Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse
Short Form Music Video: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele
Long Form Music Video: “Foo Fighters: Back and Forth,” Foo Fighters

Rap/Sung Collaboration: “All of the Lights,” Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie
Rap Song: “All of the Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter and Kanye West
Rap Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West
R&B Performance: “Is This Love,” Corinne Bailey Rae
Traditional R&B Performance: “Fool for You,” Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona
R&B Song: “Fool for You,” Cee Lo Green and Jack Splash
Pop Instrumental Album: The Road From Memphis, Booker T. Jones
Country Solo Performance: “Mean,” Taylor Swift
Country Duo/Group Performance: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars
Country Song: “Mean,” Taylor Swift
Folk Album: Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars
Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “White Limo,” Foo Fighters
Rock Song: “Walk,” Foo Fighters, Songwriters (Foo Fighters)
Rock Album: Wasting Light, Foo Fighters
Alternative Music Album: Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Paul Epworth
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1
Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: The King’s Speech
Song Written for Visual Media: “I See the Light” (From Tangled)
Recording Package: Scenes From the Suburbs
Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story
Album Notes: Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded by the San Francisco Bay
Historical Album: Band on the Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection—Deluxe Edition)
Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Paper Airplane
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: Cinema (Skrillex Remix)
Surround Sound Album: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Instrumental Composition: Life in Eleven
Instrumental Arrangement: Rhapsody in Blue
Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)

Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance: “Jesus,” Le’andria Johnson
Gospel Song: “Hello Fear,” Kirk Franklin, Songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
Contemporary Christian Music Song: “Blessings,” Laura Story
Gospel Album: Hello Fear, Kirk Franklin
Contemporary Christian Music Album: And If Our God Is for Us…, Chris Tomlin
Latin Pop, Rock, or Urban Album: Drama Y Luz, Maná
Regional Mexican or Tejano Album: Bicentenario, Pepe Aguilar
Banda or Norteño Album: Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends, Los Tigres Del Norte
Tropical Latin Album: The Last Mambo, Cachao
Engineered Album, Classical: Aldridge: Elmer Gantry
Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman
Orchestral Performance: “Brahms: Symphony No. 4,” Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Opera Recording: John Adams, Doctor Atomic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Choral Performance: “Light and Gold,” Eric Whitacre, Conductor
Small Ensemble Performance: “Lonely Motel, Music From Slide,” Rinde Eckert and Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird
Classical Instrumental Solo: “Schwantner: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra,” Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony)
Classical Vocal Solo: “Diva Divo,” Joyce Didonato

Contemporary Classical Composition: “Elmer Gantry,” Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein
New Age Album: What’s It All About, Pat Metheny
Reggae Album: Revelation Pt 1: The Root of Life, Stephen Marley
Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Story Telling): If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t), Betty White
Musical Theater Album: The Book of Mormon
Dance Recording “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex
Dance/Electronica Album: Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Skrillex
Children’s Album: All About Bullies… Big and Small, Various Artists
Comedy Album: Hilarious, Louis C.K
Improvised Jazz Solo: “500 Miles High,” Chick Corea
Jazz Vocal Album: The Mosaic Project, Terri Lyne Carrington and Various Artists
Large Jazz Ensemble Album: The Good Feeling, Christian McBride Big Band
Jazz Instrumental Album : Forever, Corea, Clarke and White
Americana Album: Ramble At the Ryman, Levon Helm
Bluegrass Album: Paper Airplane, Alison Krauss and Union Station
Blues Album: Revelator, Tedeschi Trucks Band
Regional Roots Music Album: Rebirth of New Orleans, Rebirth Brass Band
World Music Album: Tassili, Tinariwen

Photo: Idolator

Pop Solo Performance: Someone Like You, Adele
Best Rap Performance (Duo/Group): Otis, Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rock Performance: Walk, Foo Fighters
Best R&B Album: F.A.M.E., Chris Brown
Song of the Year: Rolling in the Deep, Adele
Best Country Album: Own The Night, Lady Antebellum
Best New Artist: Bon Iver
Record of the Year: Rolling in the Deep, Adele

[via E Online]



Watch fake Adele Michelle Meredith “Set Fire To The Rain” Music Video

Watch Adele impersonator Michelle Meredith sing out her “Set Fire To The Rain” version – official music video. LOL Watch.

[via Youtube]

Often touted as Adele’s “gay anthem”, Set Fire to the Rain is the latest single off her smash-hit album, 21. The music video portrays a man struggling with his sexuality, while the girl in love with him fights to hold on as everything she thought she knew comes crashing down before her. The song speaks of a foolish love that’s so hard to let go. This theme is not uncommon, most of us have been subjected to this type of unrequited love in some way, shape, or form. Whether gay or straight, single or taken, if you have not experienced this kind of pain, consider yourself one of the lucky ones.

Please enjoy our version of Adele’s Set Fire To The Rain.

2012 Grammy Awards List of Nominees – 54th Annual Grammy Awards

Some of the biggest names in music business will gather at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 30, as CBS reveals the nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

For the second time, Grammy award winner L.L. Cool J will host the event.

Tune in to CBS at 10 pm ET/PT to watch the “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!” with performances from some of music’s biggest stars (Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Usher, etc.).

Check back with Southomer for the complete list of Grammy nominees.

UPDATE: With the Grammy Awards ceremony to be held on February 12, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the complete list of nominees is as follows:

Record of the Year
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Bon Iver, “Holocene”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”
Katy Perry, “Firework”

Song of the Year
Kanye West, “All of the Lights”
Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Bon Iver, “Holocene”
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj

Album of the Year
Adele, “21″
The Foo Fighters, “Wasting Light”
Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
Bruno Mars, “Doo-wops and Hooligans”
Rihanna, “Loud”

Pop Vocal Album
Adele, “21″
Cee Lo Green, “The Lady Killer”
Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
Bruno Mars, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans”
Rihanna, “Loud”

Best New Artist
Bon Iver
Nicki Minaj
The Band Perry
J. Cole

Country Album
Jason Aldean, “My Kinda Party”
Eric Church, “Chief”
Lady Antebellum;, “Own the Night”
Blake Shelton, “Red River Blue”
George Strait, Here for a Good Time”
Taylor Swift “Speak Now”

Visit the Academy’s official site for the complete list of all the nominees.

2011 American Music Awards Performances Guide

The 2011 American Music Awards is back on Sunday to honor the best of the best in music. The biggest names and music artists with great voices in pop, country, hip-hop are all set to compete and perform onstage. See the 2011 AMA nominees here.

Check out some of the performances you might see this weekend.

**Nicki Minaj is set to do the first performance of the show with “Where Dem Girls At” featuring David Guetta.

**BEP’s will be premiering his first solo single, “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever) from his upcoming album #willpower out next year. Joining him on the stage is Jennifer Lopez.

**Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera are expected to perform their massive hit “Moves Like Jagger”.

** Ludacris and Enrique Iglesias will also perform “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)” on Sunday.

**Pitbull, Marc Anthony and Lil Jon are set to sing “Rain Over Me”.

**Drake is slated to perform his Take Care track, “Headlines”.

Kelly Clarkson, OneRepublic, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, The Band Perry, LMFAO, Chris Brown and Mary J. Blige are also scheduled to perform at the AMAs.

The 2011 American Music Awards will take place at the Nokia Theater in LA this Sunday November 20 on ABC at 8PM EST. Make sure you are tuned in as we’ll be live blogging the winners and losers of the event.

Adele Leads American Music Awards 2011 Nominations

Adele leads 39th American Music Awards nominations with 4. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rihanna with 3 each.

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Adele has the most popular album this year with her 21, that’s why she got the most nominations in the 2011 American Music Awards.

The nominees were already announced Tuesday in Los Angeles and British soul diva Adele led all artists with 4 nominations. ‘Someone Like You‘ singer was nominated for artist of the year, favorite female artist, favorite adult contemporary artist and favorite album for 21.

Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry received three nominations each. Swift, Gaga, Lil Wayne and Perry are all competing with Adele in the Artist of the Year category.

The 39th Annual Academy Awards (AMA) will be held on November 20 at the Nokia Theatre in LA with live telecast on ABC.


Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock:

Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars

Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock:

Lady Gaga
Katy Perry

Favorite Band/Duo/Group Pop/Rock:

One Republic
Maroon 5

Favorite Album Pop Rock

Adele – 21
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Rihanna – Loud

Favorite Male Artist – Country

Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist – Country

Miranda Lambert
Sara Evans
Taylor Swift

Favorite Duo or Group – Country

The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album – Country

Jason Aldean -My Kinda Party
The Band Perry – The Band Perry
Taylor Swift – Speak Now

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop

Nicki Minaj
Kanye West
Lil Wayne

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop

Jay-Z and Kanye West – Watch The Throne
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV
Nicki Minaj – Pink

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational

Casting Crowns
Toby Mac
Third Day

Favorite Male Artist -Soul/Rhythm & Blues

Chris Brown
Trey Songz

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/Rhythm & Blues

Kelly Rowland

Favorite Album – Soul/Rhythm & Blues

Beyonce – 4
Chris Brown – FAME
Rihanna – Loud

Favorite Alternative Rock

The Black Keys
Foo Fighters
Mumford & Sons

Favorite Adult Contemporary

Bruno Mars
Katy Perry

Favorite Artist – Latin Music

Enrique Igesias
Jennifer Lopez

Sprint New Artist of The Year:

Hot Chelle Rae – Pop Rock
Foster the People – Pop Rock
The Band Perry – Country
Thompson Square – Country
Marsha Ambrosius – R&B
Louis Migues – R&B
Wiz Khalifa – RAP

Artist of the Year

Lady Gaga
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

Adele Debuts 'Someone Like You' Official Music Video

Adele and her smash hit Someone Like You debuts official music video off her chart topping ’21′ album.

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She’s an incredible singer. Watch the video here.

Adele Performs 'Someone Like You' at the 2011 MTV VMA [VIDEO]

UK singer Adele sings ‘Someone Like You’ at the 2011 VMAs.