Emeli Sandé is undoubtedly the reigning queen of new British soul. The New York Times reports that her debut album, Our Version of Events, has now spent 63 weeks at in the top 10 of the U.K. album charts, besting the Beatles’ 62-week run with their debut, Please Please Me.
Although 2011 was officially The Year of Adele, she’s still going strong two years later on the cover of ELLE’s Women In Music Issue.
Emeli Sandé has made her mark as an artist, becoming the top selling musician in the UK for all of 2012, but she started her career in the same way that luminaries like Carole King did: as a songwriter. She’s the pen behind “Half of Me,” the dramatic exploration of public versus personal personas on Rihanna’s Unapologetic. She’s also a co-songwriter on a group of tracks on Alicia Keys’ latest, Girl on Fire, including the kiss-off/self-affirming single “Brand New Me.”
Kids, they sure grow up fast these days! Blue Ivy is barely a year old, but she’s already breaking boys’ hearts. That must be what happens when famous parents set up play dates.
Ne-Yo, John Legend and Alicia Keys gave voice to the NBA All-Star game with live performances for the night. While viewers zeroed in on the poor sound quality, Ne-Yo took to Twitter to respond.
There were nine ladies who attended the GRAMMYs last night that said “damn the man, expose the skin” because they are woman and you will hear them roar! All the boobs. All the leg. These ladies won the GRAMMYs!
In the spirit of GRAMMY collaborations, Maroon 5 hit the stage with Alicia Keys, who stepped out from behind the piano to beat her own drum.
Dirty On The Dos: Taylor Swift’s V-Day Plans, Timberlake’s “Platinum” & John Mayer Admits He’s A Jerk
Today we’ve got the latest dirt on Taylor Swift’s plans for Valentine’s Day, Timberlake signs a deal with Bud Light, and John Mayer finally admits to being a jerk to his ex-girlfriends!
Jennifer Hudson will help get this Sunday’s Super Bowl started with a little help from the Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus. The American Idol alum, along with the 26 students from Newtown, Connecticut, will sing “America The Beautiful” prior to kickoff.
For music’s biggest night, Alicia Keys and Maroon 5 are joining forces to set the stage ablaze with their Jagger-like moves. The two acts announced they are performing at this year’s GRAMMYs on February 10 and they both promise a fun time.