25 Jan 2012
Adele's"21" album hits its 17th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (95,000; down 9%). "21" has been No. 1 longer than any other album since "The Bodyguard" soundtrack wrapped a 20-week run at No. 1 on the chart dated May 29, 1993
ADELE and BEYONCE SECRET SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE GIG
Beyoncé followed her Glastonbury headline with in contrast an intimate gig at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on Monday night, in front of an audience that included Adele, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor. "You'll have to forgive me because I'm still high from yesterday," the 29-year old singer told the crowd after receiving generally glowing reviews for her performance at the festival.
The gig was to launch Beyoncé's new album 4, which she described as "the best music I've ever made". The singer started her show on Monday night with latest single Run the World (Girls) and played new songs Best Thing I Never Had, 1+1 and End of Time. But she also said "this is the first show where I don't have a set list. I'm just going to come out here and feel the love and do what I want to do." Covering Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, she explained, "I didn't have time to play it at Glastonbury", though she did perform Kings of Leon's Sex on Fire and Prince's Beautiful Ones, which featured in her set at Worthy Farm.
According to the Sun, Adele had been lined up to appear at Glastonbury with Beyoncé until a sore throat forced her to cancel. The newspaper quoted a source as saying: "Adele was absolutely gutted, Beyoncé is one of her big heroes. It would have been the stuff of dreams to perform with her – the gig of her life.
The audience on Monday night mostly consisted of competition winners. "When Adele turned up everyone went crazy," a fan said. "She just looked embarrassed, which was rather sweet."
Other guests included Beyoncé's husband Jay-Z – who had earlier been at Wimbledon to watch Rafael Nadal – Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Stella McCartney, Alexandra Burke, Alison Mosshart and Paloma Faith.
Adele Tour dates 2011
|ADELE||O2 Academy Leeds||Leeds||THU||14/04/2011|
|ADELE||Bournemouth Int'nl Centre||Bournemouth||MON||05/09/2011|
|ADELE||Cardiff International Arena||Cardiff||WED||07/09/2011|
|ADELE||The Civic Hall||Wolverhampton||SAT||10/09/2011|
|ADELE||De Montfort Hall||Leicester||TUE||13/09/2011|
|ADELE||O2 Academy Newcastle||Newcastle||WED||14/09/2011|