Adele’s 25 continues to surge, up 25% from Tuesday, with most accounts up 20-30%. Forecasts now put the megastar’s new set at 3.5 million for her debut week—leaving prior sales records in the dust—and possibly as much as 6m for the season. The latter benchmark would mean she was more than halfway to the RTD sales on 2011’s 21...
Adele will be facing her fear of touring in 2016. As her album goes stratospheric worldwide, the XL/Columbia superstar has announced a 36-date arena tour throughout Europe. It’s the singer’s first tour in four years and comes after plenty of speculation...
Another day, another updated Adele projection. As of Wednesday morning, our numbers crunchers have increased first-week estimates for 25 to 3.1-3.3m albums, 3.2-3.4m SPS. This is surreal. Meanwhile, she’s performing “Million Years Ago” on The Today Show as this item is being typed.
Adele serves up a feast for the biz in the Thanksgiving-themed edition of our animated turkey, Airhead—featuring a special dinner guest who's both fowl and foul. Check it out here, and don't bother thanking us.
In an intimate and powerful interview with VICE, the members of Eagles of Death Metal discuss the terrible events that overtook Paris on 11/13, where they were performing at Le Bataclan, coping with the aftermath and how proceeds from their cover of Duran Duran's "Save a Prayer" will aid victims' families.
Adele's performance for her NBC special at Radio City Music Hall showed her understated and self-effacing charm. She told us she was uncomfortable in her shoes as she immediately took them off and performed songs new and already classic in her bare feet—while wearing an elaborated bejeweled gown.
"Adele isn't streaming her new album," while pithy as a headline, isn't technically accurate.
CBS can’t be terribly pleased with Justin Bieber after he canceled bookings on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and the network’s Thanksgiving Day Parade telecast for undisclosed personal reasons. The kid must be whipped after the full-court media blitz that helped bring him a resounding chart victory last week.
Coldplay has enlisted the help of a wide range of high-profile collaborators for the Parlophone band’s upcoming seventh album A Head Full of Dreams (out 12/4) and has today teased some of the results. Queen B and the U.S. President himself can be heard among the 11 excerpts of tracks posted as part of a #TenDaysUntilAHFOD social-media campaign. Go here to hear more.
All the talking points you need for Thanksgiving dinner can be found in this special edition of HITS List. Pop quiz: Can you name the four stars referenced above before clicking on the link?
25 HEADING DUE NORTH FROM 3M
It keeps getting bigger. (11/26a)
ADELE AT RADIO CITY: SIMPLE AND ELEGANT
Lenny Beer was there. (11/25a)
BIEBER CANCELS THIS WEEK’S TV APPEARANCES
Carrying a smash across the finish line is exhausting. (11/25a)
This edition has a Scottish burr. (11/25a)
U.K. SPOTLIGHT: THE SHOCK OF THE NEW
Three bangers, fresh today. (11/25a)