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Adele Places 10 Older Songs on iTunes Top 100 Following Oprah Special, All Three Albums in Top 10 As Well

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Last night’s Adele special on CBS has yielded at least one kind of success: the charts.

The British pop diva has yielded 10 hits on the iTunes top 100 over night. They include all the songs she sang on the special including her current hit, “Easy on Me,” plus “Rolling in the Deep,” “Hello,” and “Skyfall.”

All three of Adele’s albums, “19,” “21,” and “25” are now in the top 10 Album Chart as well.

Adele’s new album, “30,” is poised for a massive launch on Thursday night at midnight. First week sales will be over 1 million copies. How “30” will fare in the long run is anyone’s guess. So far the new album doesn’t sound like it’s loaded with top 40 singles, but Adele fans don’t care. This album release is about the cult of personality not singable songs.

Last night, Adele sang several songs from the new album, none of them were catchy but they were long and talky. They’re pitched lyrically to the idea of empowerment and freedom for women, a traditionally popular genre.

 

Roger Friedman
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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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