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Report: Adele's on board for next James Bond song

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Adele has signed up for the next James Bond theme tune, just a week after winning Oscar gold for "Skyfall," according to a U.K. report.

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The "Rolling In The Deep" singer claimed her first Academy Award last Sunday when the title track for the 27th Bond movie was named Best Song, and 007 producers are eager to continue with their joint success by snapping her up for a repeat performance.

A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Producers are thrilled by how well the song has been received and hope Adele's presence on the next film will replicate that success. They want her to become as synonymous with Bond as Dame Shirley (Bassey)."

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Mar 5, 2013 6:20PM
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When Adele came on the scene, she was young, fresh and had a unique and original sound. It was something no one had ever heard before. She started a trend with her voice that many have tried to imitate or copy ever since. It changed the sound of todays music.

 

Her songs are very well written, again different and unique, filled with Brittish phrasing Americans did not know about, but embraced and took to.

 

And formost A voice, technically perfect, creative and powerful. One of the best voices to hit the stage in decades. A natural and a classic already. One of the most important singer/song writers of out time.

 

Usually when artists are "perfect" in appearance, dress, etc(manufactured)...it is to cover up and distract from the lack of talent.

Mar 3, 2013 2:38PM
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Let me just be clear. What I said was the truth. Stop with the "You are a racist" crap.

 

****Adele is very talented. Adele deserves praise. But Adele is over hyped partly due to 3 things, her being 1) british, 2) white ,and 3) full figured - in a size 0 media. Too many people rooting for her for reasons outside of her singing.****

 

Amazing how folks can claim Adele had to (and still has to ) overcome physical preferences/discrimination in society and music industry (skinny girls), but you all reject that Adele has ANY advantages outside of her talent. I guess you all hate thin, pretty women in tight clothes and thats why you think Adele is a triumph over the cookie cutter, models who lip sink in bikinis.

Mar 3, 2013 2:26PM
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OMG! People stop with the "music transends color" stuff. Of course it is! That is not the issue!

Example- Beauty transends race or weight, but will we pretend that someone who is lighter skinned or a size 0 doesn't get more hype or an easier road than those who are darker? Even Adele would disagree that there are weakers singers than her with hits due to being video "perfect".

 

I also think there is a tendency to be more forgiving of the Elvis Hype when its white FEMALES getting the boost { I actually like Elvis' music. maybe Pat Boone is a better example}. Black males and whites still  take jabs at white guys who rap or do R&B- only letting a few succeed. Where as a moderately talented white female can do a lame versions of Aretha  Franklin or a rip off of Beyonce type R&B and get a hit.

Adele is more than moderately talented, so she will last longer- rightly. But pretending that her race isn't a bonus is like pretending that - if Rhianna were dark skinned and averaged looking- her singing would have gotten her just as far.

{oh and Adele's Bond song is not the first hit- not at all. Yet those artists weren't asked back. Its the Adele HYPE they want to hold onto}

Mar 3, 2013 2:05PM
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Who said you had to be the best singer in any genre to do one or more JB songs? I believe Adele should not be criticized or judged as a singer because she was chosen for a follow-up stint. Take a crack at the producers instead...but remember; it's all about the money. If the song had bombeed, no one would be talking; good or bad. After all, not too many people pay attention to songs that accompany a movie score. Additionally, I think as black folk, we should be proud that our music have and continues to attract performers of all races to dance to it; sing it; write it and compose it. I don't have a problem with that and we should keep race out of it. Lastly, I think British performers have always had a love affair with American soul and roots music and done it well. So let it be...music, the great cultural and social equalizer.

Mar 3, 2013 1:42PM
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Music knows no color or gender barrier.  Adele transcends your prejudices, as should all artists.  Try to appreciate music for its own sake and forego putting it in a Black American box (or any other).  Just because she is good and has a certain style does not detract from anyone else's genius.  If the world is ever to get beyond prejudices, we have to stop classifying people according to color, nationality, creed, size, style or any other measuring stick other than the one at hand - her musical ability.  If you're appreciating music, judge her singing ability on her own merits - if you don't like her - so be it. The days of radio when we didn't know what an artist looked like had some positive points.
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