According to some research done by the karaoke website Lucky Voice, Adele is 2011′s karaoke queen. Her track “Someone Like You” accounted for 14 percent of all karaoke sung. And if people weren’t belting that one, 25 percent of them were singing some other Adele ditty. And not as well as she does, I presume. But that’s the fun of karaoke. The worse your pitch, the better. I have never ventured into Adele karaoke territory. Maybe next time, I’ll add “Rolling In The Deep” to my roster. I think I could kill it. After the jump, the Frisky staffers’ preferred karaoke song lists. Because everyone has a go-to karaoke song(s). What’s yours? [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
Some men might be afraid of dating a woman whose career is made of heartbroken hits like “Someone Like You.” But nope, Adele has got a new man. What’s more is that 36-year-old Simon Konecki actually seems like someone we would want to date. These lovebirds were spotted riding an alligator spotting boat in the Everglades National Park and smooching. Let’s be honest, that sounds like a great date!
Five essential facts about Adele’s new hirsute heartthrob after the jump: Keep reading »
Ugh, the Grammys: so, so, so boring and mainstream in their nominations with the occasional WTF?! thrown in for good measure. The 2012 nominees, announced last night, are no exception. Adele was deservedly nominated for all the major awards and will likely take them all home. Meanwhile, Beyonce’s 4, which was arguably one of her best albums ever, was snubbed, as was Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.” Jay-Z and Kanye West got some love for their Watch the Throne collab, while Lady Gaga’s third consecutive Album of the Year nod has her tied for the record with The Beatles. And then there was something about a band called Skrillex making me feel old. Those are the noms in a nutshell, with more of my thoughts displayed in the Approval Matrix at left. Here‘s a list of more nominees.
Last week, we asked you to tell us about your first major heartbreak and how you dealt with it for the chance to win a copy of Adele’s “Live At The Royal Albert Hall”DVD. It was hard to choose a winner considering how moving all of your entries were. We really appreciate you sharing these personal tales with us. Check out the winner’s story of her first heartbreak after the jump. Keep reading »
Adele was a star at 19, but at 21, she’s become one of the most sought after performers in the world. Now you can watch her perform her deeply personal collection of songs inspired by heartbreak on her new DVD, “Live At The Royal Albert Hall.” The DVD, due out November 29, features a 90-minute live concert, behind the scenes footage, and a CD of the entire show. It’s even better than a front row seat!
WIN THIS! Adele’s devastating breakup inspired her to write many of the songs that eventually became 21. She turned her pain into music that touched her fans’ hearts and sold millions of records. If only every breakup turned into a hit album! Tell us in the comments about your first major heartbreak and how you dealt with it —the tales that move us the most will win a copy of Adele’s “Live At The Royal Albert Hall” DVD. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. We’ll pick our favorite responses and announce the winners on Wednesday, November 30. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!
Miley Cyrus slammed weight critics this week on Twitter – but she’s hardly the first female star to face criticism over her body in public.
“I LOVE being shaped like a WOMAN & trust me ladies your man won’t mind either,” Miley said to all the haters who bashed her for having a fuller face (but still looking healthy, happy and, in our opinion, beautiful) in recent photos.
The young star is only the latest in a long line of women who have hit back at the critics head-on. Demi Lovato, Adele, Jessica Simpson and more — see who else has battled with haters. Read more…
How did it escape my notice that Sophia Grace Brownlee, the little girl who sang Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” and became a viral internet sensation, has such an intense British accent? Sophia and her cousin/”hype girl” Rosie returned to Ellen’s couch, just a few weeks after their appearance in which they performed and met Nicki herself, to talk about the experience. Rosie kind of reminds me of Silent Bob to Sophia’s Jay, in that Rosie never says anything. Anyway, the kids also took to the stage to sing Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” which Sophia, of course, knocked out of the park. I just want to put Sophia in my pocket so she can bring me joy at all hours of the day. So much personality and energy in such a small package.
Consider me pleasantly surprised to see the immensely talented — and full-figured — singer Adele gracing the cover of December’s Cosmopolitan. I mention the full-figured thing only because of all the lady mags on stands, I would venture to guess that Cosmo has likely had the least amount of not-stick-thin cover models. Not only is it nice to see Adele on the cover, but it’s also worth noting that December issues tend to be packed with advertisers; additionally, it doesn’t appear that Adele has been airbrushed to hell and back. (Whether or not she was asked to answer inane questions remains to be seen.) [Cosmopolitan]
Damn you, Katy Perry! You’re dressed like a candy cane and standing between two ladies who look like lifesize anime characters and still your cover of Adele’s heartbreaking “Someone Like You” brought tears to my eyes. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »