1. Adele's '25' Sells 1.11 Million in Second Week in U.S.

    December 05, 2015 7:45 PM EST The final sales figures are in for the second week of Adele ’s 25 . Nielsen Music reports that it sold 1.11 million in pure album sales in the seven days ending Dec. 3 in the U.S. As earlier reported , 25 is now the first album to sell a million copies in two different weeks since…

  2. 13 Things to Know About the Billboard Charts This Week: Adele & the Awards-Show Bump

    December 05, 2015 10:00 AM EST The latest  Billboard  charts saw Adele break a rash of records, and the awards-show bump continues for country artists. Here are 13 things you need to know about this week's charts: Adele's '25' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart, '21' Returns to Top…

  3. Adele's Label Got 3.6 Million CDs to Stores... But How?

    December 04, 2015 3:14 PM EST Like most everything Adele has done over the past few weeks, the number is almost completely unprecedented. Adele’s shipment of 3.6 million CDs of 25 appears to be the second-largest physical shipment of that format ever, after the 4.2 million that NSYNC’s No Strings Attached moved back in…

  4. Who Is Fancy, Adele, Coldplay, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole: Real-Time Rewind for Dec. 4

    December 04, 2015 12:02 PM EST Who is Fancy scored big with “Boys Like You,” which swept to No. 1 on both the Trending 140 and Emerging Artists charts. The track, which boasts appearances from  Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor , raced to the top on the strength of its animated poolside music video, released Nov. 22. The…

  5. Adele's 'Hello' Becomes 'Hola': Hear the Best Spanish Covers

    December 03, 2015 5:34 PM EST Plus, a bonus French version! It was only a matter of time. If Adele ’s “Hello” is being covered all over the place in all sorts of styles, so why not a Spanish cover? Or French? Never mind that adaptations require permission from copyright holders; the floodgates have opened. Watch Adele&…

  6. Adele's 'Hello' Hits No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks

    December 03, 2015 1:45 PM EST Adele ’s hit “Hello” greets the summit on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Dec. 12, stepping 2-1 in its sixth week. The British songstress’ ascent coincides with the chart debut of her third album, 25 , which enters atop the Billboard 200 with record-breaking sales . Two…

  7. Adele's Ticket Sales Strategy, Looking to Stop Scalpers, Draws Criticism (and a Lot of Fans)

    December 02, 2015 4:16 PM EST Any doubts as to demand for Adele ’s upcoming 2016 tour in support of 25 exploded this week, at least in the U.K., where the total allotment of tickets available in a what one observer termed as a “messy” pre-sale sold out yesterday in about four hours on adele.com. The pre-sale was…

  8. Lionel Richie Planning Adele Duet Following Viral 'Hello' Mashup

    December 02, 2015 12:00 PM EST Before Adele 's "Hello" took the world by storm in October, Lionel Richie already had a hit from 1983 of the same name, singing, "Hello, is it me you're looking for?" Thanks to the Internet, Richie and Adele's monster singles meshed into one viral mashup,…

  9. Adele Dominates Billboard Artist 100 Chart

    December 02, 2015 10:00 AM EST Thanks to the record-shattering start of '25,' Adele crushes the competition on Billboard's weekly artist survey. In perhaps one of the least chart surprising finishes, given her record-smashing sales week, Adele is the No. 1 musical act in the U.S., rebounding 3-1 on the…

  10. Adele Dries a Toddler's Tears Through Song: Watch

    December 01, 2015 8:17 PM EST Adele has the opposite effect on toddlers: She makes them stop crying. Not only has her new album 25 broken loads of records, but its single "Hello" can quell even the loudest of tantrums. Adele's '25' Official First Week U.S. Sales: 3.38 Million A mother posted a…

  11. BBC Music Awards 2015 Nominees Announced: Adele & Florence + the Machine Rule List

    December 01, 2015 6:57 PM EST The nominations for the second annual BBC Music Awards are here, and Adele and Florence + the Machine dominate the playing field.  Adele’s 25 recently became the fastest million-selling album in U.K. history , and the juggernaut nabbed nominations in the British artist of the year and BBC…

  12. Watch Adele's 'Hello' Get The Marching Band Treatment

    December 01, 2015 2:15 PM EST A suite of acts have covered Adele 's monster comeback hit "Hello" from Joe to Joe Jonas , but Southern University's marching band delivered the brassiest cover of the chart-topping ballad yet to be seen or heard.  11 Best Soul-Stirring Covers of Adele's 'Hello&…

  13. Britney Spears Dances to Adele's 'Hello': Watch

    November 29, 2015 3:25 PM EST Britney Spears spent part of her Thanksgiving weekend practicing her dance moves -- to Adele 's recording-breaking hit "Hello."  The pop singer tweeted a slowed down, black-and-white video of herself twirling around to Adele’s powerful new single “Hello.” Jay Z and Beyonce…

  14. Adele's '25' Official First Week U.S. Sales: 3.38 Million

    November 28, 2015 8:00 PM EST It’s official:  Adele ’s  25  album sold 3.38 million copies in its first week in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. That’s the largest single sales week for an album since Nielsen began tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991. 25 is the first album to sell more than 3 million…

  15. Sam Tsui Covers Adele's Entire '25' Album in Four-Minute Mashup: Watch

    November 28, 2015 7:25 PM EST In just four minutes, YouTube singer-songwriter Sam Tsui sums up Adele ’s 25 with an entertaining performance that features bits and pieces of each song from the album. Adele's '25' Sales Grow to Over 3 Million in U.S. From album opener “Hello” to closer “Sweetest Devotion,”…

  16. Drake on 'Hotline Bling' Remix Request: 'I'd Do Anything With Adele,' Including Her Laundry

    November 28, 2015 5:13 PM EST Adele recently expressed interest in recording a remix of Drake ’s “Hotline Bling,” and Drake has responded with enthusiasm. “I’d do anything with Adele," he said at an event in Toronto earlier in the week, according to Canada's  etalk . "I’d literally go to Adele’s house right…

  17. Donald Trump Plays Adele's 'Skyfall' Theme at Campaign Rally

    November 27, 2015 4:45 PM EST Looks like not even Donald Trump can resist the 25 -induced  Adele mania.  Don Henley Calls Out Donald Trump Twice on 'The Late Show': Watch According to a report from the New York Times , Trump played the singer's Bond theme "Skyfall" at a campaign rally in Ohio on…

  18. Adele's '25' Sets Biggest U.K. Opening Sales Week, Most Downloaded No. 1 Album

    November 27, 2015 1:43 PM EST Adele has officially rewritten the U.K. chart record books, as confirmation arrives Friday, Nov. 27 from the Official Charts Company that 25 (XL Recordings) has recorded the biggest opening sales week in history. Unavailable on any streaming services, it has also become the most…

  19. Adele's '25' Breaks Oasis' First-Week U.K. Sales Record

    November 26, 2015 10:04 AM EST *NSYNC isn't the only act  Adele 's third studio effort  25 is leaving in the dust. The singer's latest release   has officially broken Oasis ' first-week record to become the fastest-selling album in the U.K., Official Charts reports. As of Thursday (Nov. 26),  25  has…

  20. Adele Announces 2016 Tour

    November 26, 2015 9:37 AM EST After shattering records left and right with her third album  25 , Adele has announced that she will be taking her act on the road for an Adele Live tour in 2016. "Hello, it's me Adele," she says in a Twitter video, before bursting into laughter. "God, I can't even…

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