Adele is reportedly taking a ten-year break from touring once her current trek ends.
The Hello singer began her Adele Live 2016 show, her first in five years, in February (16) and is due to complete the run in Arizona in November after more than a hundred shows.
According to The Sun newspaper, she is in no hurry to head back out on the road again and wants to take 10 years off from touring to focus on raising her three-year-old son Angelo.
“Angelo is the number one priority for Adele. He is the most important thing in her life,” a source said. “She has brought him everywhere with her on tour but as he is starting school next year, he won’t be able to join her any more.
“Adele doesn’t want to miss a moment of Angelo growing up and it’s an easy decision for her to give up touring for him… Right now she is saying she won’t do another massive world tour like the current one for another 10 years.”
Adele has bought a $7.8 million (£6 million) mansion in the Hollywood Hills, which boasts a swimming pool, an outdoor train set and a tree house. The family, including her partner Simon Konecki, were originally thought to be relocating there for around eight months, but it’s believed the move will be more permanent as she has sold her townhouse in Brighton, England.
Music streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify have proven to be more popular than ever in the UK. Following the successful releases of albums from British artistes like Adele and Coldplay, the streaming industry enjoyed a healthy revenue boost of £83m (£62.6m), up from £168m to £251m in 2015. Still, it has not been enough to stem the decline in overall record sales.
According to figures obtained by UK Music, business for streaming services like Google Play and Tidal is booming. However, the company notes that the figures would be even higher if music video platform YouTube increased its artiste revenue rates.
UK Music chairman Andy Heath stated: “The revenues from certain ad-funded digital services … effectively devalue our music. The challenge is to convince all services to properly value the brilliantly gifted music we make available.”
Adele was never offered the chance to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show next year (17), the National Football League (NFL) has stated.
The 28-year-old singer hit headlines on Saturday (13Aug16) when she told the audience during her concert at Los Angeles’ Staples Center that she had declined the chance to headline the world-famous halftime segment.
“First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” she told the audience. “I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don’t really – I can’t dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I said no.”
“I’m sorry but maybe next time with my next album. I’m going to do a dance album next time,” she joked.
Another day, another Adele rumor. Amid reports that the NFL is hoping to have Adele perform at the next Super Bowl, word is spreading that the “Hello” singer is planning to record an album with music icon Barbra Streisand.
The two powerhouse voices supposedly met in Los Angeles ahead of Adele’s six-show run at the Staples Center with Columbia Records execs to discuss a possible collaboration. According to U.K’s Daily Star Sunday, the duo talked about doing a duet album in the same vein of Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett’s Cheek to Cheek.
“This could easily become one of the most important and lucrative collaborations in modern music history. And they are both very much up for it,” an industry insider told the publication. “Despite the huge gulf in age and their different genres, both have said they would love to get together in the studio and record a duets album.”
Adele is reportedly relocating from her native Britain to Los Angeles for the rest of 2016.
The Rolling in the Deep singer is currently on tour in America until November (16) and she apparently intends to remain the U.S. once the trek is over to spend Christmas in the country with her three-year-old son Angelo and partner Simon Konecki.
She has reportedly snapped up a $7.8 million (£6 million) mansion in Los Angeles where she plans to stay until at least the end of December (16). “I’m in America for eight months,” she said, according to Britain’s The Sun newspaper. “I’m on tour and then I’m going to have Christmas in America. I haven’t done that before, I’m really excited.”
Singer Adele was left red-faced when her credit card was declined at an H&M store in California. The superstar, who has an estimated net worth of $112 million (£85 million), went shopping ahead of her gig in San Jose on Sunday (31Jul16), but she left the fashion outlet empty handed after her transaction was cancelled. According to U.K. newspaper the Daily Mirror, Adele told fans at her Bay Area gig she felt more than a little humiliated, noting: “I went to H&M and my card got declined. Oh my days, pretty embarrassing. Nobody knew it was me, but I was mortified.”
A video of Adele kissing a fan on Wednesday night (20 July), has gone viral. The 28-year-old accidentally brushed lips with a fan during her performance at Vancouver’s Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena. The video, which was filmed by a fellow attendee, captures the Hello hit-maker inviting her admirer on stage.
After the fan duets with the British singer, she leans in to hug him, thinking she would give him a kiss on the cheek. However, the quick-thinking fan is seen moving his head a second before, which meant they briefly kissed on the lips.
The star switched the lyrics of her chart-topping record to, “I’m at Glastonbury dreaming about who I used to be”, as she took in her location. “Glastonbury means the world to me, I’m not even lying,” she said later. “I’ve always wanted to do this my whole life but I’ve been too scared.”
It has taken seven months but Adele has finally released her third album 25 to streaming services. The chart-topping album was previously only available to buy on iTunes and CD but fans can now play the songs on their favourite streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music as of midnight on 24 June 2016.
Since Beyonce’s headline grabbing turn of 2011, Adele will become the second female solo performer to headline Glastonbury’s main stage in 25 years this Saturday (25 June). Looking at a complete list of bill-toppers, only a handful of women managed to grace the same stage as frontwomen (Florence Welch) or as musicians during that period.