Thu February 9, 2012
The Record

What The Grammys Say About Pop Music Now

Originally published on Fri February 10, 2012 7:34 am


Sun January 15, 2012
Movie Interviews

Ryan Tedder: A Hit-Maker With A Golden Touch

Originally published on Sun January 15, 2012 4:45 pm

Ryan Tedder performs with OneRepublic in 2011.
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Fri March 11, 2011
World Cafe

Adele On World Cafe

Originally published on Thu December 29, 2011 12:30 am

Adele recently performed on World Cafe.
Mari Sarii/Courtesy of XL Records

At 22 years old, Adele was inspired by the works of Etta James, Jeff Buckley and Jill Scott when she decided to enroll in the BRIT school. By the time of graduation she had perfected her sound and emerged as a soulful songbird and MySpace sensation in 2007 and 2008.

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Thu February 17, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

Adele: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 1:57 pm

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There's no one way to define a great voice: Genius might lie in the phrasing, the range, the power, the control, the words themselves, or some sort of indescribable something else. But one way to diagnose genius for sure is to have a singer walk into a crowded room with little to no accompaniment, open his or her mouth, and command breathless attention in a matter of seconds.

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Wed February 16, 2011
Music Interviews

Adele: An Unforgettable Voice, Timeless At 22

British singer Adele arrived on the world stage three years ago with her debut album, 19. Now, two Grammy Awards and millions of records sold later, she's out with her second release, 21. Adele herself is now 22, but her powerhouse voice and '60s glam look — hair sleek and teased up high, fake eyelashes out to there — belie her young age.

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