Thursday, April 14, 2011

I wrote a post a few weeks ago about British Singer Adele..

who happens to my favorite artist (and not because her name is similar to mine).

Her album '21' becomes the year's first platinum hit! I'm just going to put this out there and say that she is the BEST female singer/songwriter I have ever heard. And I think she's just getting started. Here's an article I found below. If you haven't had a chance to check out her music, you absolutely have to!

Earlier this year, British soul singer Adele surprised just about everyone when her sophomore album, '21,' debuted atop the Billboard 200 album chart with an astounding 352,000 copies sold -- the biggest debut of any album this year. This week, '21' claims another title: first album of 2011 to go platinum.

According to
Billboard, Adele topples Britney Spears' 'Femme Fatale' to reclaim the pole position on this week's album chart, moving 88,000 more copies and pushing her total domestic sales to 1.03 million. The year's second-biggest album, Mumford & Sons' 'Sigh No More,' is a distant second, having sold 645,000 copies.

The popularity of '21' can mostly be attributed to the success of its long-simmering lead single 'Rolling In The Deep,' which the singer-songwriter has
described as a "dark bluesy gospel disco tune." Last week, after a slow climb up the charts, the song leapt from No. 17 to No. 10 to become Adele's first U.S. top ten hit. It remains at No. 10 on this week's chart.

At just 22, Adele has already won two Grammy awards, including the coveted Best New Artist prize. In her native England, '21' is trouncing the competition as well. In early April, after its tenth consecutive week at No. 1, the album smashed a record set by Madonna's 'The Immaculate Collection' in 1990, giving Adele the longest run ever by a female artist at the top of the U.K. charts.

The singer begins her first proper
solo tour of the North America on May 12 with a month-long sweep across the country that will take her to 23 major cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto. The trek begins in Washington, DC, and ends in Nashville, Tenn.

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