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'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.
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?
Adele, Bieber, 1D, Pandora and Nick Lowe are among the subjects addressed in the latest roundup from the publishing world. Sing it aloud, if you're so inclined.
In the following Q&A, four heavyweights—the Beeb’s George Ergatoudis and Jeff Smith, Bauer Media’s Dee Ford and Global Radio mogul Ashley Tabor—discuss their programming philosophies as well as the most pressing issues facing the British radio industry.
With Thanksgiving on Thursday and many Black Friday sales starting early, the numbers below could change somewhat when we post on Friday. Here’s what won’t change: Adele’s new record is FUCKING HUGE. Meanwhile, Justin Bieber holds up pretty well in week two, and Pentatonix move into the Top 5...
Adele looks set to sell a staggering 5 million copies of her new blockbuster, 25 (XL/Columbia), by the end of the year. The album has already surpassed...
The three contenders for next year’s coveted BRITs Critics’ Choice Award in Blighty are Frances (Capitol), Izzy Bizu (Epic) and Jack Garratt (Island). Whoever wins is set for a big 2016. So who’s our money on?
25 HEADING DUE NORTH FROM 3M
It keeps getting bigger. (11/25a)
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)