1. Adele's 11 Best Tour Moments: Twerking, Stand Up Comedy, Spice Girls Covers & More

    March 14, 2017 8:35 PM EDT The first leg of Adele 's international tour in support of her record breaking album 25 has been filled with moments that have mixed humor, tenderness, earnestness and even fragility.  [readmore:7710362] As she prepares to wrap up nearly a year and a half of touring with current…

  2. Adele Does Dirty Stand-Up When Power Goes Out at Australian Show

    March 14, 2017 7:53 AM EDT When the power was accidentally cut during her show in Adelaide, Australia, on Monday night (March 13), Adele did what comes naturally: she told a dirty joke to pass the time. The singer, known for her bawdy sense of humor and booming laugh had to kill some time during the gig when a power…

  3. Adele Grants Elmo's Wish to Meet Up in Australia: See the Pic

    March 10, 2017 9:21 PM EST Elmo’s wish to meet Adele came true Friday (March 10) when the two stars both found themselves in Australia. On Wednesday, Elmo tweeted at the singer and asked if they could arrange a time to say “Hello.” He also told the hosts of Australian TV show The Project that he’d really like to sing …

  4. Leading Ladies: A Look at Women's No. 1 Success in the Hot 100's History

    March 08, 2017 2:25 PM EST Women have greatly increased their share of Hot 100 No. 1s since the chart's launch, from roughly one-fifth of all leaders in the '60s to nearly half today. Since Connie Francis first broke the No. 1 gender barrier in 1960 with "Everybody's Somebody's Fool,"…

  5. Adele, Alicia Keys, Madonna & More Support #ADayWithoutAWoman Protest

    March 08, 2017 7:17 AM EST Alicia Keys , Adele , Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hayley Williams and Kylie Minogue are among the stars who've expressed their support for Wednesday's (March 8) "A Day Without a Woman" strike. The protest is aimed at highlighting the economic power of women on society and it comes…

  6. Watch Adele Panic Over a Mosquito Onstage

    March 06, 2017 9:51 PM EST Adele provided some slapstick comedy with her concert in Brisbane, Australia, on Sunday night when an uninvited mosquito joined her onstage.  The superstar singer freaked out in reaction to the little blood-sucker, swiping at the air and then actually running away from it in fear.  "It…

  7. Adele Named Music Biz's Artist of the Year

    March 06, 2017 12:04 PM EST Adele 's trophy room -- her bathroom, apparently -- is about to get more crowded. The Music Business Association (Music Biz) announced on Monday that the British juggernaut will be crowned artist of the year at the upcoming Music Biz 2017 conference. The singer's third album, 25 ,…

  8. Watch Adele Confirm She Is Married to Partner Simon Konecki

    March 05, 2017 11:59 AM EST After months of speculation , Adele has finally confirmed that she is married to long-term partner Simon Konecki. The British singer, 28, made the announcement on stage during her concert in Brisbane, Australia, over the weekend. She revealed the news while talking to the crowd about her song…

  9. Designer Zuhair Murad on Adele's Custom Tour Gown With Over 10k Crystals: Exclusive

    March 02, 2017 3:07 PM EST So far, Adele is killing 2017 – the British singer-songwriter won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year and is touring Australia for the first time in her 10-year career. To kick off the five city Australia Live tour, she performed at Perth’s Domain Stadium Tuesday night (Feb. 28th) in a…

  10. Adele Brings Look-alike Drag Queen on Stage In Australia

    March 01, 2017 11:00 AM EST DJ Feminem got some shine, but Adele dropped her fireworks display after incident with son. Travel anywhere in the world and you're likely to see drag stars working the stage while paying homage to a handful of their favorite divas: Madonna, Lady Gaga, Cher, and, of course, the…

  11. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2012, Adele's '21' Made History Atop the Billboard 200

    February 27, 2017 8:05 AM EST Five years ago, the set broke the record for the most weeks at No. 1 for an album by a woman. Plus, remembering feats by George Michael, Celine Dion & The Rolling Stones. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Feb. 27,…

  12. Adele Gives Shout Out to Emma Stone After Oscars Win

    February 27, 2017 5:32 AM EST Adele had a good reason to miss the Oscars…she’s in Australia, counting down the hours to her first tour there. But she caught all the action (and drama) of the annual ceremony. The Oscar-winning British singer gave a shout out to her pal Emma Stone after her best actress win, and for…

  13. Bruno Mars Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 After Grammys Performances

    February 23, 2017 12:18 PM EST Mars moves 4-1 after performing a Prince tribute & his own latest single, and new Hot 100 top 10, "That's What I Like." Bruno Mars is the top musical act in the U.S., jumping from No. 4 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated March 4), following his spotlight at…

  14. Grammys Push Adele & Beyonce Back to Top 10 on Billboard 200, Plus More Grammys Chart Impact

    February 21, 2017 6:12 PM EST The 59th Annual Grammy Awards shine brightly on Billboard ’s newest charts (dated March 4), following the first tracking week of impact after the Feb. 12 show, which aired live on CBS TV. The latest charts reflect the sales and streaming tracking week ending Feb. 16 and boast big increases…

  15. Dog Named After Adele's 'Rumor Has It' Wins Westminister Competition

    February 15, 2017 11:21 AM EST Rumor, a dog named after Adele’s hit “Rumor Has It,” was crowned America’s top dog Tuesday night (Feb.14) at the Westminster Kennel Club. A packed crowd at Madison Square Garden cheered as Rumor was front and center on the green carpet. "She's going to be relaxing for a while,"…

  16. Adele's Grammy Cautionary Tale: How In-Ear Monitors Can Help (Or Hurt) An Artist

    February 14, 2017 9:55 PM EST "My ears weren't working!" has been an artist's rejoinder for everything from cueing the wrong playback to singing off-key. But sometimes things really do go wrong. Tiny though they may be, in-ear monitors can certainly have a huge impact on a live performance, delivering…

  17. Adele's '25' Heading for Grammy-Fueled Return to Top 10 on Billboard 200

    February 14, 2017 8:52 PM EST Adele ’s 25 , which won the Grammy Award for album of the year on Feb. 12, is heading for a return to the top 10 on next week’s Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the former No. 1 set could earn around 45,000 units in the week ending Feb. 16. (In the week ending Feb. 9, it…

  18. The Inside Story of Adele's George Michael Grammy Tribute

    February 13, 2017 8:24 PM EST The original vision also included Beyonce, Rihanna & host James Corden. If ever there was a love letter presented at the Grammys, it was Adele 's tribute to George Michael on the 2017 edition, during which she performed his 1996 song "Fastlove." As a fellow Brit who was…

  19. Hello to Marriage? Adele Thanks 'Husband' at Grammys

    February 13, 2017 2:48 PM EST Has Adele said "Hello" to married life? The singer gestured toward longtime partner Simon Konecki while thanking people during her speech after receiving the Grammy for album of the year Sunday night, saying "my husband and my son, you're the only reason I do it."…

  20. A Tearful Adele, a Pissed-Off Tribe Called Quest and a Snubbed Beyonce Headline One of the Best Grammys Ever

    February 13, 2017 2:10 AM EST It's just hours after the credits rolled on the 59th Annual Grammys this Sunday (Feb. 12), and it's already tempting to wonder how this year's show is going to be looked at a decade from now. Will it be the Grammys where a handful of ascendant artists offered career-best…

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