Adele “All I Ask” Live on Ellen

I love this song. Its the first song I instantly gravitated toward when I listened to “25.” This performance is fresh off the heels of her Grammy’s performance where there were sound issues. While this performance wasn’t flawless, its coo because guess what, Adele is a human. Weird, right?

Adele’s cinched waist is giving me heaven, while her sassy bob cut is all I ask for in a short cut. Get it?

Adele was vocally pristine. Sure, there were a few bum notes, but it added to the realness of the overly produced business that is the music business. Why aren’t artists allowed to be real? I mean, I love my overproduced pop girls, don’t get me wrong. But, I also let them have their bad days.

Question: Do you ever think about how a singer’s breath smells when they’re performing in front of hundreds, thousands, even millions of people? Think about it, what if Adele had poop breath the night she performed her televised special at Radio City Music Hall late last year? I’ll tell you what, it would be funny!

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Adele Says “Hello”

And it starts, now.

Adele has been absent from the music scene since the promotional campaign for “21” came to an end. And I don’t mean absent in the sense of other pop stars where they’re all over magazine ads and television, I mean, Adele actually got married, had a child, and lived her life type-of-absent.

Fittingly, “Hello” is her new single and at first I thought, “meh.” Then I got home and watched the music video with my boyfriend and started foaming at the mouth because out of nowhere, it just clicked. Could have been that things are just cooler when he’s around or that Adele looked sensational in the video. Cheekbones on point. Hair blowing in the wind. Yes. Show us what Mariah has taught you Adele.

I’ve already preordered the vinyl here. And I’ll probably buy a copy from Target because they have 3 exclusive bonus tracks. One of the tracks “Lay Me Down” just MIGHT be a Sam Smith cover. If it is, I want my tombstone to say “Even as an adult, he thought caca jokes were funny.”

Brace yourselves below and preorder “25.”

NEW ADELE SONG AND VIDEO, “HELLO,” TO PREMIERE TONIGHT

Come 11:30 PM PST time, no other song will matter for, I’d say, the next week. Adele is back after selling over 30 million copies of her previous album, “21.” The rumored promo for “25” is sensational, unique, and an all-out event. Curiosity surrounds the album regarding how the album will sound, topics of the songs, and also with streaming becoming more dominant and physical album sales dwindling even more so, how the album will fare sales wise.

Adele tweeted an open letter yesterday explaining how she approached “25” and apologized for the 4 year wait.

I seriously want to quit my job and just report on all things Adele. As you all know, I’m obsessed with Lana Del Rey and she has unique ways of marketing, but Lana seems to be scaling back on television performances and all things “being in the spotlight.” Whereas Adele will dominate EVERYTHING.

The track listing last also been released and I’m glad she doesn’t have 99 songs on it. A good, solid, 11 songs. Hopefully none are “filler” tracks, but we’ll have to wait and see.

1. Hello
2. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
3. I Miss You
4. When We Were Young
5. Remedy
6. Water Under The Bridge
7. River Lea
8. Love In The Dark
9. Million Years Ago
10. All I Ask
11. Sweetest Devotion

I’m excited, elated, and stressed. Stressed because I know getting tickets to her tour will be a damn Olympic obstacle.

ADELE. “Hello, it’s me.”

Adele is coming! Adele is coming!

Pretty sure everyone involved in mainstream music is getting ready to be overshadowed by Adele. Her new album is slated to be released in November, so a single released within the next weeks is very likely.

Coming off the heels of her Diamond selling album “21,” Adele is predicted to dominate music once again. Her rumored promo campaign is insane with exclusive appearances on NBC and this “guerrilla” way of introducing her music to the public.

I kid you not, I’m feeling things inside. Fall is always the most exciting time for mainstream music. All the heavy hitters release their music and its interesting to experience all of the innovative ways they do so.

Get your tissues out because this sounds like it’s a continuation of “Someone Like You.”

“Hate to turn up out of the blue, uninvited.” = “Hello, its me. I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet…”

I’m in a happy relationship and now I feel like I’m brokenhearted. 

Adele’s Oscar Performance of “Skyfall” Wasn’t All That

Adele hasn’t performed live in about a year because she just had a baby and her album is 2 years old. At this year’s Oscar’s, Adele’s “Skyfall” was nominated for Best Song and homegirl won and performed the title track to the latest Bond installment.

The performance was good, but it wasn’t all-a that. Her dress should have been floor length to add drama to the dramatic song, a little something different with her hair and the background should have had less shimmer and more clear, open space. Bring the drama, Dele! Vocally, it was spot on with a few shaky points, but its legions better than most of what we’re “treated” to these days.

Adele’s “21” Certified Diamond

This week, Adele’s sophomore album “21” will be certified Diamond, shipments of 10 million copies in the U.S. Going platinum is struggle enough for most pop tarts, but Adele pulled off 10 million in the span of less that two years and made it look easy. Adele was everywhere, but not in an annoying way. She was on the cover of a few magazines, released only two actual music videos for her album (concert footage videos don’t count, to me) and performed live on various daytime/late night shows and award shows. Adele didn’t have a Proactiv commercial, Pepsi endorsement, CoverGirl ads or Target commercials to help boost sales. Adele relied on her standalone album, without a re-release, her live performances and talent to sell her music. I’m not fully shading the other pop girls, but I am pointing out that releasing quality music and being an enchanting live performer can make you successful.

Not only is “21” going Diamond, but Adele’s live concert DVD, “Live at the Royal Albert Hall” will be crossing the Platinum threshold within the week.

ADELEGEND.

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Christina Aguilera “Lotus” Review

Enjoy.

I’m kidding. I have more to say than that. I actually really enjoyed listening to “Lotus.” Of course, I’m impatient and listened to the leak last week while I had to sit and wait for Jury Duty, but I did like what I heard. “Lotus Intro” was probably my favorite though. It sounded fresh, futuristic, clean, organic and natural. Wait, it sounded like what “Bionic” promised to sound like. I gotta give it up to Xtina, her sample of M83 on the intro was well used and not blatant.

The album as a whole, on first listen felt long. Boasting at 16 original tracks, (who buys the standard editions anyway?), some of the tracks came off as weary, try hard and cheeky, but not in a cute, fun way. Stand out tracks are “Army Of Me” which Tina described as the “Fighter” of “Lotus” and I completely agree. One of the stronger tracks, “Army Of Me” has the beat, vocals and lyrical message to take Tina atop the charts. Another stand out track is “Blank Page,” one of the most hyped tracks on “Lotus.” Penned by Sia, Christina said this was her favorite on the record and couldn’t wait for her fans to hear it. It’s a piano driven ballad that gets into the heart of the album. It’s a classic Christina ballad with the rawness, reflective feeling and crescendo of her vocals This is what she was talking about when she said she had been influenced by Adele’s stripped down sound.

“Light Up The Sky” is an instant favorite. Everything about it screams YES! So subtly powerful, Tina’s vocals come off so effortlessly and the production is clean and powerful with the Ryan Tedder-esque percussion (I know he didn’t produce it). Christina’s co-worker, Blake Shelton, from The Voice joins her on a “Just A Fool.” While the duet may seem strange on paper, the actuality of it is a true highlight on “Lotus.” Shelton’s voice commands attention alongside Christina’s already commanding voice. Tina confirmed that she and Blake would perform this duet on “The Voice” in December. Possible single? Yes, please.

“Lotus” as an album is a great effort in the right direction. Christina is in her zone when she’s not trying way too damn hard.

Dear Pop Stars Of The World

Adele’s theme for the new Bond film “Skyfall” is going to be released worldwide Thursday, October 4 at 7:07 EST on http://home.adele.tv/. You can also pre order the track on iTunes now.

YIKES!

If I were a pop star and I were releasing something, ANYTHING, this week, I’d be bummed. Adele is going to make anything pop music irrelevant with “Let The Sky Fall.” The title alone makes it my new favorite song. I’m thinking we’re going to get a “Rolling in The Deep/Rumor Has It/Set Fire To The Rain” mash-up. (No, not a GLEE type mash-up, even though I loved their “Rumor Has It/Someone Like You.”)

Goodbye Rihanna, Ke$ha, Taylor, No Doubt and whoever else has new stuff.

Adele Ready To Snatch Your Faves Wig First Week In October

ADELEGEND has recorded the theme to the latest 007 film, “Skyfall.”  The track is aptly titled “Let The Sky Fall.”

The opening line is been reported to be “This is the end/Hold your breath and count to ten/Feel the earth move and then/Hear my heart burst again.” Drama.

The chorus has also been reported as going a little something like this, “Let the sky fall/Let it crumble/We will stand tall/And face it all/Together.”

Expect “Let The Sky Fall” to debut at #1 in 38 countries, sell 100,00+ on a weekly basis for six months, go diamond (10 million copies sold in the U.S.), win Grammies, Oscar’s, VMA’s, NAACP Image Awards, etc. Think I’m lying? Adele’s album “21” that was released in January of LAST year sold 26,000 copies this week and is #11 on the Billboard 200, this is the 2nd week that its been out of the top 10 since its release. Fuck your faves. Hell, fuck my faves too.

Adele Judging You

Kelly Clarkson Covers Adele’s “Someone Like You.”

Hello, there. Have a seat and listen to a cover that matches the original. KelLegend’s vocals soar on this. Adding more of a country twang to the Adele ballad, ClarkSUS effortlessly brings the emotion filled song to life without even trying. Honestly, if I were Kelly I would cover the most random songs and make them sound beautiful like Khia’s classic “My Neck, My Back” would become a power ballad.