No matter what your musical tastes are, chances are you – or someone you know – called in sad today to stay home and cry along to Adele’s new album 25, which came out today. And you have to buy this album if you want to hear it, since Adele has refused to stream it. Adele doesn’t think services like Spotify compensate artists enough, so you’ll have to get your weepy fix the old fashioned way and buy the damn thing with cash money. Adele’s last album “21” is one of the very few in recent memory to sell over 10 million copies.
She is the musical guest on SNL tomorrow, but tonight, she is performing at a tiny café called Joe’s Pub in New York where she made her first appearance in 2008. It only seats 180 and the tables go right up to the lip of the stage, and you can’t get a ticket even if you are the King of Spain.Also, Adele has a special called Adele Live in London airing on CTV next Wednesday, in which she belts out all her big hits and chats with the BBC’s Graham Norton.
The other juggernaut heading our way is Star Wars: The Force awakens, and, less than a month before its release, it has made more than $50 million in advanced ticket sales in North America, making it the biggest pre-seller in the history of ever. That’s twice the previous record of $25 million in pre-sales tickets, which was set by The Dark Knight Rises in 2012. Industry types are saying this could be the biggest movie opening ever, and the second most important thing to ever happen in December.