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Old 19-12-2012, 19:03
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NEW YORK (AP) Though Adele didn't have a new album or a worldwide tour in 2012, she's still rolling. After a year of Grammy glory and James Bond soundtracking, Adele has been voted The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year.

...Adele easily outpaced other vote-getters like Taylor Swift, "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James, the South Korean viral video star PSY and the cast of "Twilight." Editors and broadcasters were asked to cast their ballot for the person who had the most influence on entertainment and culture in 2012.

Adele's year began in triumph at the Grammys, took a turn through recording the theme to the 007 film "Skyfall," and ended with the birth of her son in October. The ubiquitous Adele was that rare thing in pop culture: an unqualified sensation, a megastar in a universe of niche hits.

By the end of the year, her sophomore album, "21," had passed 10 million copies sold in the U.S., only the 21st album in the Nielsen SoundScan era (begun in 1991) to achieve diamond status. Buoyed by hits like "Someone Like You" and "Rolling in the Deep" long after its release in early 2011, "21" was also the top-selling album on iTunes for the second year running.

With such an avalanche of success and now a mother of a newborn son, Adele has understandably taken a step out of the spotlight. One notable exception was recording the opening credits theme song to "Skyfall." The song was recorded with her "21" producer Paul Epworth at the Abbey Road Studios in London with a 77-piece orchestra. Within hours, it zoomed to the top of digital charts.

"There was an overwhelming embrace of Adele and her music," said Joe Butkiewicz, executive editor of the Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. "And that was never more evident to me than when I heard teenagers express their enthusiastic expectations for the new James Bond movie because Adele performed the theme song."

The song recently received a Golden Globe nomination. No Bond theme has ever won the best original song Oscar, but given Adele's awards success thus far, it wouldn't be a stretch to think she has a chance of changing that. The tune is among the 75 short-listed songs in the Academy Awards category.
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Old 20-12-2012, 11:48
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So when does just shifting millions of albums warrent being classed as entertainer of the year
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Old 20-12-2012, 11:56
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So when does just shifting millions of albums warrent being classed as entertainer of the year
Probably the same time flicking your hair and singing teen pop songs sells out stadiums.
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Old 20-12-2012, 12:50
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Probably the same time flicking your hair and singing teen pop songs sells out stadiums.
Well I would guess that warrants it a whole host more, playing sold out tours and entertaining people in packed stadiums qualifies a bit more then just shifting records.

This is another like when adele was stated as the no 1 female singer/songwriter in history or somehing. I just dont get it on any level.
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Old 20-12-2012, 13:24
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Old 20-12-2012, 15:09
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LOL

That almost put me off my lunch watching "that" rolling around on a sofa.
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Old 20-12-2012, 15:33
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Well I would guess that warrants it a whole host more, playing sold out tours and entertaining people in packed stadiums qualifies a bit more then just shifting records.

This is another like when adele was stated as the no 1 female singer/songwriter in history or somehing. I just dont get it on any level.
Adele does tour and sells out massive venues
http://www.adele.tv/live/
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Old 20-12-2012, 16:07
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Adele does tour and sells out massive venues
http://www.adele.tv/live/
Don't get her started. She is obsessed with Adele - despite disliking her. It makes little sense to me.
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Old 20-12-2012, 16:25
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Don't get her started. She is obsessed with Adele - despite disliking her. It makes little sense to me.
its because adele beats her favourite on every measure of success except touring, this puts her into a rage and encourages her to lie about record sales etc
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Old 20-12-2012, 16:25
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Adele does tour and sells out massive venueshttp://www.adele.tv/live/
Clearly what you call a massive venue and what I call one are 2 different things. Love all the cancelled all over that page.

Adele has done nothing in 2012 apart from sit back ands count her album sales, but like most of these awards they are worthless, no one really cares less as its just one persons opinon and means nothing.

But she has retired now so her picking up these silly awards wont happen anymore.
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Old 20-12-2012, 16:32
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Is the OP Adele's agent or something?
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Old 20-12-2012, 16:38
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She ain't no Amy Winehouse that's for sure. Her music is boring.
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Old 20-12-2012, 18:39
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LOL

That almost put me off my lunch watching "that" rolling around on a sofa.
What a nasty, vile person you are.

I do hope you are a teenager. I genuinely do not know any adult that would get so defensive about Taylor Swift and be so vicious about other artists online
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Old 20-12-2012, 18:49
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LOL

That almost put me off my lunch watching "that" rolling around on a sofa.
Adele having the last laugh eh GL
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Old 20-12-2012, 18:52
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What a nasty, vile person you are.

I do hope you are a teenager. I genuinely do not know any adult that would get so defensive about Taylor Swift and be so vicious about other artists online
She is more my age and my first music awareness is

Suzi Quatro - Can the Can


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9E-jBW8SG4
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Old 20-12-2012, 19:10
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Hang on everybody.

Though I'm not a fan of Adele, I don't get the negativity here.

Typical build them up, knock them down mentality.

She's a big success & she's British, that's something we should be proud of IMO

But we also get is (like the vast majority of Adele posts here on DS) is a slew of posts about her weight etc.

She didn't set out with a sinister plan for world domination, loads of people liked her album & bought it

Simple
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Old 20-12-2012, 19:12
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LOL

That almost put me off my lunch watching "that" rolling around on a sofa.
What an idiotic post
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Old 20-12-2012, 20:19
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Oh, a Adele thread with geordielady. What a surprise. NOT.
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Old 20-12-2012, 20:27
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Adele having the last laugh eh GL
Well guess she must be rolling around right now laughing her head off at the out of touch loon who would make her entertainer of the year.

I think most adele fans would struggle to warrent her receiving this award. As a fan of an artist I like to feel they earn what they get, and in this case sitting around counting album sales is not a reciept for earning any entertainment award. There are thousands of artists who have put more effort into a week than adele has put into a year who deserve this award more. But its only a mickey mouse award so maybe its ideally suited. With her retirement guess this could be one of the last awards she will get so she had better make the most of it.
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Old 20-12-2012, 21:45
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Well guess she must be rolling around right now laughing her head off at the out of touch loon who would make her entertainer of the year.

I think most adele fans would struggle to warrent her receiving this award. As a fan of an artist I like to feel they earn what they get, and in this case sitting around counting album sales is not a reciept for earning any entertainment award. There are thousands of artists who have put more effort into a week than adele has put into a year who deserve this award more. But its only a mickey mouse award so maybe its ideally suited. With her retirement guess this could be one of the last awards she will get so she had better make the most of it.
Mickey Mouse award or not GL, it seems to have upset you.
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Old 20-12-2012, 21:50
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Well guess she must be rolling around right now laughing her head off at the out of touch loon who would make her entertainer of the year.

I think most adele fans would struggle to warrent her receiving this award. As a fan of an artist I like to feel they earn what they get, and in this case sitting around counting album sales is not a reciept for earning any entertainment award. There are thousands of artists who have put more effort into a week than adele has put into a year who deserve this award more. But its only a mickey mouse award so maybe its ideally suited. With her retirement guess this could be one of the last awards she will get so she had better make the most of it.
its amazing that she has retired and still sold 2 million more albums than taylor swift this year, to be fair to taylor a lot of her time is taken up sleeping with boyband members, kennedys and minor movie stars
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Old 20-12-2012, 21:56
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With her retirement guess this could be one of the last awards she will get so she had better make the most of it.
She's nominated for a Golden Globe for 'Skyfall' and will probably be nominated for an Oscar as well. It won't be her last award. You don't have to like it, you just have to accept it.
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Old 20-12-2012, 22:03
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I hope you people arguing against GL's opinions know you are dealing with an actual scientist??
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Old 20-12-2012, 22:06
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I hope you people arguing against GL's opinions know you are dealing with an actual scientist??
Of course. She's a beacon of logic and rationality...
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Old 20-12-2012, 22:08
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Adele is the best entertainer even during a reclusive period. Doesn't say much for all those putting in so much effort
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