Poor [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Adele[/lastfm] can’t seem to catch a break these days. Just days after appearing on at the UK Q Magazine Awards show, taking home 2 prizes for Best Female Artist and Best Track, with “Rolling in the Deep,” she has announced that she must cancel the rest of this year’s appearances and shows to undergo throat surgery.
Her label, Columbia Records released a statement: “It is with deep regret that Adele has been forced to cancel her remaining live dates and promotional appearances in 2011. She is to undergo surgery to alleviate the current issues with her throat and a full recovery is expected. As a result, doctors have ordered her to rest her voice and completely recuperate before looking to schedule any work commitments.”
[photogallerylink id=104427 align=left]When an artist with the vocal capabilities of Adele is threatened by an issue like this, it’s clear that they must take adequate time to recuperate and heal. Her livelihood is literally tied into her voice, but more than that, it’s tied to who she is as a person, writing in her blog if “i continue to pick up everything before i have properly conquered these problems and nipped them in the bud. i will be totally and utterly f***ed. singing is literally my life, its my hobbie, my love, my freedom and now my job. I have absolutely no choice but to recuperate properly and fully, or i risk damaging my voice forever.”
On her website and blog, Adele has been keeping fans up to date on her throat situation, writing back in early October, “in may i went on tour in the U.S, i was in minneapolis which was about half way through the tour. i made a skype call in the morning on the day of the show and during it my voice suddenly switched off like a light! it was literally as if someone pulled a curtain over my throat. i knew something was wrong and panicked but convinced myself id be fine. i got to soundcheck and knew immediately i couldnt perform and with doctors advice cancelled the show.” This marked the beginning of her worries. Later she was diagnosed with a hemorrhage on her vocal chords while resting in LA.
We wish nothing the very best for Adele. Can’t wait for you to get back your feet! In the meantime, if you’re itching for LIVE Adele, she is releasing a live album and DVD in November. Check it out!
Take your time, Adele. “Take It All” (Live) by Adele
Though this comes off rather harsh, it is my humble opinion that Weezy meant nothing but kindness and regards for the first lady of Young Money, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicki Mina[/lastfm]j, when he said that he wasn’t “satisfied” with anything she had done.
[photogallerylink id=72758 align=left]Let’s start at the beginning. In a recent interview with Vibe, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lil Wayne[/lastfm] was asked about Nicki Minaj’s work so far in the music game. Lil Tunechi responded rather frankly, “I’m not satisfied with anything she’s done,” qualifying his remark with, “I believe she can do a whole lot more, and I believe she will do a whole lot more. It’s not shocking, and it’s not surprising. It’s quite fitting. But other than that, it’s nowhere near the end.”
While I won’t jump out on that limb with Wayne to say that Nicki hasn’t satisfied me, I definitely concur that the Head Barbie in Charge still has her work cut out for her. This may not reveal itself in album or concert sales (let’s be real, I’ll be getting that next CD too!) but her best work is most definitely in front of her.
Pink Friday as an album was fire! Nicki’s complex rhymes and unique phrasing and accents set her apart from not only other female rappers but all rappers. Nicki is a pop star in the making, she just happens to be a rapper as well. Spawning two incredibly huge radio hits in “Moment 4 Life” and “Superbass” and a slew of other successful songs like “Right Thru Me” and “Your Love,” her Minajesty showcased her dynamic range and proved that she has a bright future ahead of her.
We like how tough Wayne is on his artists. Shows hustle, the top is no place to rest. Ask [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Birdman[/lastfm].
“Your Love” by Nicki Minaj
New music is on the horizon, Little Monsters put your paws down, Grandmother Monster, better known as [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Madonna[/lastfm], is rounding up a couple musical powerhouses to help her with her new single.
Enlisting [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]M.I.A.[/lastfm], Madonna’s new single “Give Me All You’re Love” looks like it will be an eclectic sound, which I’m looking forward to.
According to JustJared, Madonna will preview the new track live with both M.I.A and Nicki on February 5th 2012 at the upcoming Super Bowl Halftime show.
The song, produced by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Martin Solveig[/lastfm] of “Hello” fame, will be the lead single from Madonna’s 12th studio album. Talk about staying power! Described as a “pop dance” song, I can only wonder what we should expect from this new song. I just know I’m looking foreward to hearing it.
Madonna “4 Minutes”
- What do you think of Madonna’s new single? Let us know in the comments!
OH! And Happy Halloween!