HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADELE!
Adele turns 24 tomorrow (5/5). The British singer was born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins back in 1988 in Tottenham, North London in England. Wish Adele a happy birthday on Cinco de Mayo using Twitter! Send your message to @OfficialAdele.
CHARTS: ADELE’S 21 HAS SOLD MORE THAN THRILLER IN THE U-K
According to NME.com, Adele has overtaken Michael Jackson on the list of the all-time biggest selling albums in the U-K. Her album, 21, has sold over four-million copies in the U-K and now has sold 500 more than Jackson’s 1982 Thriller record. In her homeland of England, 21 has spent 65 non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Official Albums Chart. It has outsold Amy Winehouse's Back To Black to become the biggest-selling album of the 21st Century in the U-K.
NEW MUSIC: GOTYE TALKS NEXT ALBUM
Gotye is already talking about the follow-up to his new album Making Mirrors. The “Somebody That I Used To Know” singer tells NME that he wants to make a more “traditional” album next time around and goes on further to say, “I can't put a timeline on it. But I do know that I'd like to do a more traditional record, focusing more on chords and harmonies and things like that. I'd like to collaborate more with people and make more use of my band, rather than just me working on my own." So how much material does Gotye have ready? He says, “I work in stages, I usually need to withdraw for a while and experiment with things before my better ideas start floating to the top. I have a lot of unfinished things and demos from the last record, but I usually like to start afresh when I make a new record, so going by my previous track record, a couple of years wouldn't be out of the question."
MUMFORD AND SONS FINISH RECORDING NEW ALBUM
Mumford and Sons have reportedly finished their second album. The band’s keyboardist Ben Lovett has revealed that the record is done but says they won’t put the album out unless they are completely happy with it after the mixing process. The album, which remains as-yet-untitled, is the follow-up to the British band’s multi-platinum selling debut, Sigh No More. We’ll be sure to let you know when they’ll be releasing their new music.
FINAL FOUR FOR MTV’S BATTLE OF THE BOY BANDS
Westlife, The Wanted, Jonas Brothers and Mindless Behavior are the final four boy bands left on MTV’s Battle of the Boy Bands. You can still vote for you favorite of that group to help them get one step closer to winning.
- DIRECT LINK: Here’s a direct link to cast your vote: http://www.mtv.com/content/news/2012/boybandbattle/
KATY PERRY FINISHES HER NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Katy Perry has finished shooting a new music video that will be included in her 3-D concert film, Katy Perry: Part of Me. In the video, she wears one of the costumes she used during her California Dreams Tour. Perry didn’t tweet about what track she was shooting the video for, but we’ll let you know we when we get more details! Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D hits theaters around July 4th.
- TIDBIT: Follow Katy on Twitter @KatyPerry.
RINGO FOR RHINOS
Ringo Starr once wrote about an “Octopus’s Garden,” but these days, he’s focusing on a different animal. On his official website, the former Beatle posted a photo of a rhinoceros with the caption “Save the Rhinos.” Ringo told The Hollywood Reporter about his fondness for the horned critters which are on the endangered species list. He said, “I’ve always loved rhinos. They were close to my and [late Who drummer] Keith Moon’s heart. In fact, I had two huge ones made and gave one to Keith. Mine is still out on the grass here [at his estate] in England.” Check out Ringo’s message at RingoStarr.com.
- TIDBIT: Last fall, Ringo helped out Timberland’s Canvas that Cares charity campaign, which benefitted WaterAid, an organization that is dedicated to getting safe domestic water, sanitation and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people.
JUSTIN BIEBER RAPS ON BELIEVE
Justin Bieber throws down some rhymes on his new single, “Boyfriend,” which is number four on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart. The 18-year-old told us that singing is his first love, but that he really enjoys rapping, so fans can expect to hear Bieber rhyming again sometime soon. Biebs will premiere his video for “Boyfriend” tonight on MTV First: Justin Bieber, live at 7:50 PM Eastern on MTV. His new album, Believe, will arrive on June 19th.
- TIDBIT: Immediately following the premiere, the "Boyfriend" video will be available on MTV.com
GLEE TAKE ON THEIR RENDITION OF TAYLOR SWIFT
FOX’s hit series Glee is getting the Taylor Swift treatment! Co-creator Ryan Murphy spilled details at a recent television panel, revealing that during an upcoming episode, two characters, “Puck” and “Coach Bieste,” will turn Taylor’s song “Mean” into a duet. The episode is reportedly set to air May 15th on FOX at 8 PM Eastern.
JAY DEMARCUS & HIS WIFE REVEAL NAME OF NEW BABY
Rascal Flatts member Jay DeMarcus and his wife, CMT host Allison DeMarcus, have chosen a name for their second child. According to The Tennessean, their son will be Dylan Jay DeMarcus. He will join big sister Madeline Leigh this summer, and Jay told us he is excited to bring a son into the world. Rascal Flatts have other news to celebrate this week as their current single, “Banjo,” is back at the number one spot on the country charts.