Adele Set to Release Live DVD, Cancels US Tour

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
October 26, 2011|3:24 pm

Neo-soul sensation Adele is set to release her first DVD, Live At The Royal Albert Hall concert film on Nov. 29.

The concert will be available on DVD and Blu Ray formats. It will feature 90 minutes of performance, plus behind the scene footage from the day leading up to the concert. Also included will be a live CD of the entire show.

Adele is known for her powerful vocals and talent, and is praised for not trying to go the route of many other music artists, who present themselves as sexualized divas.

"The whole message with [Adele] is that it's just music, it's just really good music," said Richard Russell of XL Recordings to the Guardian. “There is nothing else. There are no gimmicks, no selling of sexuality. I think in the American market, particularly, they have come to the conclusion that is what you have to do.”

Adele's sophomore album, 21, debuted at the top of the charts in more than 10 countries with her breakout hit "Rolling in the Deep" leading the charge.The power of the lead single still has not slowed, despite being released almost a year ago. Billboard named it the biggest crossover hit of the past 25 years.

The British vocal powerhouse has been nominated for “Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist,” “Favorite Pop/Rock Album” (for her album 21), “Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist,” and the biggest award, “Artist of the Year.”

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Adele does have competition, however, with Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Lil Wayne each garnering three nominations. The singer-songwriter is also up against Perry and Gaga for female artist of the year.

Nominees for the American Music awards are chosen based on charting success with sales figures, chart standings and social media buzz.

Adele recently cancelled her 10-city United States tour due to a vocal hemorrhage suffered during her United Kingdom tour. According to her record label, Columbia, Adele is unable to complete the remainder of the tour due to the condition of her throat.

"I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or I risk damaging my voice forever," wrote the Grammy Award-winning Adele on her website. "I have great confidence in believing you know how much this upsets me, how seriously I take it and how truly devastated and annoyed I am by this."

This is not the first time Adele has struggled with her vocal chords, as she had already canceled a few United States shows in June after getting laryngitis.

"My voice is weak and I need to build it back up. I'm gonna be starting up vocal rehab as soon as [I can], and start building my overall stamina in my voice, body and mind,” the 23-year-old wrote. "I will be back and I'm gonna smash the ball out the park once I'm touring again. I apologize from the bottom of my heart, sincerely I do."

 

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