Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” is one of the best songs of the year so far, so it’s no surprise that the incredibly talented PS22 Chorus has tackled it. What is
a surprise is that the girl soloing may have given me more chills than Adele herself. So much talent in such a small package. Sing it girl! [via YouTube
] Keep reading »
Let’s hope Adele’s ex-boyfriend doesn’t catch wind of this and demand royalties. Last night, “Glee” did a little tribute to Adele. During the episode “Prom Queen,” Rachel Berry came face to face with her ex, Jesse St. James (played by Jonathan Groff), while belting out “Rolling in the Deep.” He naturally joins in, making us wish she’d forget about Finn already.
But this isn’t the first time “Glee” has saluted Adele this season. Keep reading »
“For about a week he was calling and was deadly serious about it. Finally, I said, ‘Well, you made my life hell, so I lived it and now I deserve it.’ He really thought he’d had some input into the creative process by being a prick. I’ll give him the credit — he made me an adult, and put me on the road that I’m traveling.”
— Adele shares that her ex-boyfriend, who inspired the songs on her first album, 19, thought he was entitled to royalties for fueling all her songs of heartbreak and devastation. Wow, what nerve that guy had. Luckily none of our exes have asked for a cut of the profits from all the ink we’ve spilled about them on The Frisky. Maybe I shouldn’t give them any ideas. [NME] Keep reading »
“My life is full of drama and I won’t have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like. I don’t like going to the gym. I like eating fine foods and drinking nice wine. Even if I had a really good figure, I don’t think I’d get my tits and ass out for no one. I love seeing Lady Gaga’s boobs and bum. I love seeing Katy Perry’s boobs and bum. Love it. But that’s not what my music is about. I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.”
— Soul powerhouse Adele doesn’t lead with her appearance because she doesn’t have to. Only she conveyed that thought in a much classier way than I just did. [Rolling Stone] Keep reading »
It’s not easy to tell if someone is willing to go home with you on first date. But the online dating site Tastebuds has an offbeat idea for judging this—pay attention to what they list as their favorite music. The site surveyed users about their first date desires and then sorted through the info by the bands/artists they proclaimed to be a fan of. The verdict? That Nirvana, Metallica, Gorillaz, and Linkin Park fanatics are the most likely to put out on a first date. Meanwhile, those who love Lady Gaga, Adele, and Coldplay take longer to warm up. Ahhh, I can already hear the sound of horny online dating dudes everywhere scrolling down to ladies’ music sections to see what their chances are. [EW] Keep reading »
Ever wonder what would happen if Britney Spears took Adele to Da Club for a dance off? I have a theory. Britney would start dancing, natch, and Adele, in her proper English accent, would be, like, “Bitch, I ain’t no dancer, I’m a singer. I’m turning this into a sing off!” And then while Britney gyrated and sweated to the hot beats, Adele would sing her ass off, and the whole thing would look and sound something like this mash-up of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” and Britney’s “Till The World Ends.” I thought it was just in my fantasies, but apparently not. Thank you, Jarod Ripley, for making my pop music dreams come true. Keep reading »
I am a sucker for British broads with big voices and a retro vibe. Of this genre, Adele is by far and away my favorite. You’d think that an album titled 21—as in, her age when she recorded it last year—would be hopelessly naive but instead it is totally gorgeous and dripping with mature emotion. The record kicks off with “Rolling in the Deep,” a power soul track about the end of a relationship that can basically be summed up with the words “your loss.” Oh, and her cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong” is just divine. Overall, listening to this album is more healing than burning all the pictures of your ex. Though you can still do that, too.
VH1 is bringing back its “VH1 Divas” concert series Sept. 17 after a four-year hiatus. But don’t get too excited yet. Some idiot over at the network thinks Miley Cyrus, Leona Lewis, Kelly Clarkson, and Adele should join the ranks of Mary J. Blige, Cher, Aretha Franklin, and Celine Dion, who have all been honored on the broadcast concert before. These four young singers, however, are not divas — they’re not even on their way to becoming divas! Keep reading »
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is not known for loving larger women. In fact, she even got Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy to see a trainer and go on a diet for a story in the magazine’s April 2008 issue. But it seems as though Wintour is changing her tune. The British, Grammy-nominated singer Adele was recently photographed by Annie Liebovitz for an issue of Vogue, and Wintour took such a liking to her that the editor offered to style her for the Grammy Awards. Hmm… This sounds a lot like the time when Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley took Jennifer Hudson under his Balenciaga-designed wing, after she was nominated for an Oscar for “Dreamgirls.” Could it be possible that Vogue has, at last, realized that amazing women come in double-digit sizes? We certainly hope so, because most of us look a whole lot more like Adele in clothes than we do Kate Moss. Now, if Wintour can aid Adele in landing a deal as the face of some fashion house, then we’ll really know that change has come. Keep reading »