Adele Gets 2 TV Specials

Move over Keith Richards! The new rocker on the block with her own TV specials is Adele. The brit songbird has not one, but two, upcoming specials.  “Adele at the BBC” will record on Nov. 2 as an hour-long program of songs from her new album, 25, as well as classic favorites.

On Nov. 17 Adele will record a concert at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and air on NBC Dec. 14 as  “Adele Live in New York City.”

“Adele At The BBC” will be the  singer’s first TV performance since appearing at the 2013 Academy Awards to sing the James Bond theme “Skyfall,” which went on to win the Oscar for Best Original Song. The program precedes the Nov. 20 release of the 25 album, which Billboard predicts will sell more than a million copies its first week, and surpass the impressive 1.29 million units sold of Taylor Swift’s album 1985 during its debut week, in 2014.

Adele’s new single, “Hello,” dropped Oct. 23. “The video has already clocked up 107 million YouTube plays, 27 million of which occurred on its first day of release, breaking all existing records,” reports The Guardian, which pegged combined sales and stream figures at 165,000 units, putting it on track to become the fastest-selling single of the year.

The Guardian cites Adele’s thoughts about Amy, the recent Amy Winehouse documentary; the two British singers, whose careers exploded at the same time, were often compared. “She said she regretted seeing it,” the article stated, going on to quote Adele as saying “I got super emotional with the funeral footage. But I wasn’t really that into the saved voicemails and stuff like that. I felt like I was intruding so I actually felt a little bit uncomfortable and that ruined it for me. I love watching her, but I kind of wish I hadn’t seen it.”

Irish talk show personality Graham Norton will host “Adele at the BBC,” which was announced by UTV Ireland.

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