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Some of Your Favorite Music May Vanish From TikTok
TikTok May
Lose Some
Very Big Songs

TikTok May Lose Some Very Big Songs

Yes, it's over a licensing deal, and it affects Taylor Swift, Drake, Adele, and more

(Newser) - Universal Music Group—which represents artists including Taylor Swift, Drake, Adele, Bad Bunny, and Billie Eilish—says that it will no longer allow its music on TikTok after a licensing deal between the two expired on Wednesday. UMG said that it had not agreed to terms of a new deal...

Stallone: Rocky Statue a Deal-Breaker for Adele

Singer bought his LA mansion and insisted on keeping the movie statue in place

(Newser) - Adele bought Sylvester Stallone's Los Angeles mansion for a cool $58 million last year, and TMZ reported earlier this month that she was in the midst of an extensive renovation indoors and out. However, one signature piece was staying in place: a statue of Rocky from the movie franchise...

Adele Joins James Corden for Final Teary 'Carpool Karaoke'

Singer and comedian, old friends from UK, team up for Corden's send-off from 'Late Late Show'

(Newser) - Seven years ago, Adele graced James Corden's car for a segment of "Carpool Karaoke," a segment on his Late Late Show. That clip became the most viral video of 2016, racking up 261 million views, per the BBC —so it made sense that comedian's old...

God Save the King From Trying to Find a Band to Play Coronation

Harry Styles, Adele, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Spice Girls all can't do it; get out the B-list

(Newser) - Here's hoping King Charles has his date to his coronation all locked down, because as Fox News reports, Buckingham Palace is having a hard time finding British musical royalty to headline the event. Harry Styles? On tour, technically with availability, but his crew needs some downtime. Sir Elton John?...

Apple Music Reveals No. 1 Song of the Year

'Stay' by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber tops the list

(Newser) - "Stay," the smash hit by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber, topped Apple Music's global songs chart in 2022 as the giant music streamer released its end-of-year lists and provided listeners with data on their own most listened-to tunes. Some details, per the AP :
  • "Stay,

Adele Postpones Las Vegas Residency: 'I'm Gutted'
Adele Begins
Stalled Vegas

'Happy' Adele Begins Stalled Vegas Residency

And it's said to be 'spectacular'

(Newser) - Adele has begun her Las Vegas residency, nearly a year after postponing it at the last minute. "I'm so scared and I'm so nervous," she told fans at Caesar's Palace over the weekend, per the New York Times . "But I'm so happy."...

Next, Adele Wants to Study English Lit
Adele's Next Stage:
College Student

Adele's Next Stage: College Student

Singer says she already uses her love of English literature in her writing

(Newser) - In her songs and storytelling, Adele said she relies on what she calls her "passion" for English literature. She plans to deepen that knowledge, the Washington Post reports. "I really want to get a degree in English Literature," the singer told fans at an event this week...

Adele's Question Puts Interviewer in a Pickle

She asked Australia's Matt Doran what he thought of her album, but he hadn't heard it

(Newser) - A prominent Australian TV host flew 10,000 miles to London to interview Adele about her new album and did, in fact, speak with her for about 30 minutes. Australians, however, will apparently never see the interview because of an admission made by Matt Doran of Channel 7 during their...

Thanks to Adele, a Change to Spotify's Shuffle Button

It's no longer the default option on album pages

(Newser) - What Adele wants, Adele gets. The singer revealed this weekend that at her request, Spotify removed "shuffle" as the default option on album pages, because, as she explained, "We don’t create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason. Our art...

Adele Gets Personal in Sit-Down With Oprah

In CBS special, star gives a mini-concert, talks about her divorce, weight loss, new love

(Newser) - For those who've been waiting to see Adele perform in public again, this weekend offered that chance, and much more. The 33-year-old star showed up Sunday night in a two-hour CBS special, which alternated between showing Adele crooning 10 old and new songs at Los Angeles' Griffith Observatory to...

Adele Is Back and 'Still Sublime'
Adele Is Back and 'Still Sublime'

Adele Is Back and 'Still Sublime'

Single 'Easy On Me' focuses on forgiveness after heartbreak

(Newser) - Adele has suggested her upcoming album and first release since 2015 is an attempt to explain her divorce from Simon Konecki to her 9-year-old son. "I was just going through the motions and I wasn't happy," the 33-year-old singer told Vogue for November's cover story. "...

Adele Rocks SNL
Adele Rocks SNL 

Adele Rocks SNL

Singer hosts a delightful episode, jokes about weight loss

(Newser) - Adele re-emerged from something of a sabbatical to host Saturday Night Live last night, and for those focused on the fact that she's recently dropped some weight, she cut right to the chase: "I know I look really, really different since you last saw me, but, actually, because...

Why Adele's SNL Gig Is a Big Deal
Why Adele's 
SNL Gig Is
a Big Deal

Why Adele's SNL Gig Is a Big Deal

It's her first public appearance in 3 years

(Newser) - Adele is back. The singer, who hasn't had a public appearance in more than three years, is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, Us reports. (Yes, we did say hosting; H.E.R. is the musical guest.) "[It'll] be almost 12 years to the day that...

Adele Is Getting Divorced
Adele Is Getting Divorced

Adele Is Getting Divorced

She separated from Simon Konecki earlier this year

(Newser) - Adele has filed for divorce from longtime partner Simon Konecki, five months after she announced their separation . The filing was made in California, where the 31-year-old British singer and the 45-year-old Konecki have a home, the Guardian reports. Adele and Konecki, who got married in 2016, first got together in...

2 Celebs Have Reportedly Separated From Husbands

News of Adele and Michelle Williams's splits broke Friday

(Newser) - Two high-profile women are reportedly ending their respective relationships. Michelle Williams spoke about finding love again last July, revealing in Vanity Fair she had married musician Phil Elverum that month. The couple have reportedly split: People quotes a source as saying the two "separated at the beginning of the...

Celeb Galpals Get Wild With Guys at Nightclub

Adele and Jennifer Lawrence know how to cut loose

(Newser) - Two celeb galpals got so wild at a gay hotspot Friday they ended up rolling around on the floor, the New York Daily News reports. Adele and Jennifer Lawrence blew off steam by downing a few drinks, shooting selfies, and hugging shirtless guys at the West Village bar Pieces. One...

Want to Hit the Low Notes? Have a Baby
Want to Hit the Low Notes?
Have a Baby
study says

Want to Hit the Low Notes? Have a Baby

Researchers find that a woman’s voice drops after giving birth

(Newser) - Want to sound more authoritative or hit those low notes in your signature song? Just have a baby. It worked for Adele and Kristen Bell , who have both noted that during and after pregnancy, their voices were lower. Researchers at the University of Sussex in Britain may have an explanation...

Cops: Con Man Scammed NBA Stars Out of Their Shoes

He told them he was Adele's manager

(Newser) - A Florida con man with a long history of celebrity-related scams managed to trick several NBA stars into giving him their sneakers, police say. Justin Jackson and his wife, Angel Lii, have been charged with felonies including identity theft and conspiracy to defraud, the Miami Herald reports. Police say that...

Adele Forced to Cancel Final 2 Shows of Tour

'I have damaged my vocal cords'

(Newser) - Adele canceled two sold-out weekend shows at London's Wembley Stadium, telling fans early Saturday that "I have damaged my vocal cords" and was advised by a doctor not to perform. In a statement to her fans on social media , Adele said she considered going ahead with her Saturday...

Adele Surprises Grenfell Tower Firefighters

Comes out to fire station for 'cup of tea and a cuddle'

(Newser) - On Monday, Adele visited the site of last week's Grenfell Tower fire in London, which killed at least 79 people, and afterward took a trip to the Chelsea Fire Station to meet with some of the firefighters who worked the devastating scene. "Not everyday the wonderfully grounded and...

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