Adele has single-handedly revived the music industry’s sales with her sophomore effort, 21. The Brit’s soulful album that featured hits such as “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You” has not only sold more albums than any other album this year, 5.6 million units so far, but more albums than any other studio album since Usher moved 7.9 units of his fourth album, Confessions, back in 2004. Helped on by Michael Bublé’sChristmas (2.4 million) and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way (2 million), the music industry is expected to see its first upsurge since 2004.—-
Wilco is currently streaming a 27-song live set on their website that features an encore cover of “The Weight” by The Band. They’ve also announced early 2012 tour dates. Go, Wilco, go!
A Los Angeles coroner has confirmed that the cause of Heavy D’s death was a pulmonary embolism caused by a deep leg vein thrombosis.
A statement on Sinead O’Connor’s website says that her marriage to therapist Barry Herridge is now over. The statement reads, "from the moment myself and my husband got together ... there was intense pressure placed upon him by certain people in his life, not to be involved with me." As newsworthy as Kim Kardashian’s short stint in the married life? You bet your ass it isn’t.
A New York woman allegedly punched a 70-year-old Walmart greeter who asked to see a receipt for merchandise the lady was carrying out of the store.
Pictured: Not someone you would punch in the face. Ever.
Happy Birthday to Denzel Washington, Sienna Miller, Maggie Smith, Seth Meyers, Naomi Rapace, Beau Garrett, Stan Lee and John Legend.