Monday, April 22, 2024

Adele Gets Huge iTunes Bounce from Grammys Despite On Stage Disaster


Things didn’t go well on stage for Adele and she consoled herself with burgers.

But this morning she can also console herself with this news: her “25” album is back at number 1 on iTunes. And three of her singles including “All I Ask”– the song that was botched on the show– are in the top 15.

On the iTunes album chart, all of the top 10 is by performers who appeared on the Grammy show– including Andra Day, Alabama Shakes, and the “Hamilton” soundtrack. “Hamilton” is in the top 10. Wonderful.

Who didn’t get a bounce? Justin Bieber. His lackluster performance on the show sends his “Purpose” album down to number 17.  Sorry!

My new fave singers from the weekend: Tori Kelly and Elle King. I wish the public could have heard Tori a the Musicares dinner. She has an earthy voice, and should be singing more R&B.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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