RAVE and WRECK of the week: March 2, 2011
RAVE of the week: Adele’s “21” tops iTunes and Billboard
It appears that another British Invasion is underway. Adele, born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, 22, released her sophomore album “21” this past week.
The album features a throwback sound to the soulful 1960s and 1970s, while Adele boasts a voice which separates her from musical peers.
“21” is currently the top selling album on iTunes, and is predicted to reach the top of the Billboard charts.
Adele won the Best New Artist award at the 2009 Grammy Awards after her debut album “19” and her single “Chasing Pavements” became recognized outside of the soulful singer’s fan-base after a “Saturday Night Live” appearance.
The record features “Rolling in the Deep,” the singer’s latest hit which reached No. 2 on the UK charts, and 26 on U.S. charts. “Someone Like You,” a No. 1 UK hit, is also included on the album.
Adele shines on the mid-to-slow-tempo album, which she co-wrote. “21” also features a cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong.” Adele puts her signature spin on the cover, turning it from 1980s synth pop to a ballad suited for her voice. The singer/songwriters’ albums can be purchased via iTunes or Amazon.
WRECK of the week: Charlie Sheen’s self-destruction
Charlie Sheen has been staging the mother of all meltdowns. He doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to rehab, and this January, he checked in for the fourth time – his second stint in the past year.
Sheen has been calling into radio shows ranting about his favorite subject: himself.
The man makes $1.8 million per episode of “Two and a Half Men,” and he actually claimed on Monday morning’s “Today Show” that he was underpaid. “I’m tired of pretending like I’m not special,” Sheen said. You have got to be kidding me.
Mr. Sheen, your addiction and subsequent insanity is solely to blame for the suspension of production on the highest rated comedy on television. Two hundred people are out of work because you’re too busy getting caught up in how fantastic you think you are, and because you don’t have the time or the mental capacity to be grateful for all that you’ve been given.
Sheen called into “The Alex Jones Show” last Thursday, and mentioned Alcoholics Anonymous, which he declared to be “the work of sissies…the only thing I’m addicted to is winning.”
Right Charlie, because you’re certainly the epitome of a winner lately.
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