Pop & Hiss

Pop & Hiss The L.A. Times music blog
If you bought an album last week, it was probably Adele's '25'

Nearly half the albums sold last week in the United States were by Adele.

That's an especially dramatic way of looking at the success of the British singer's "25," which sold 3.38 million copies in its first seven days of availability, according to Nielsen Music -- an enormous number that few in the struggling record industry likely thought possible in today's environment.

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Sinead O'Connor posts pained note to Facebook page

Singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor claimed Sunday that "a horrific set of betrayals" by her family led her to take an overdose of pills.

Irish news outlet BreakingNews.ie reported that law enforcement officials said that O'Connor is "safe and sound" and receiving medical assistance.

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Hate holiday music? A strategy for surviving a month of incidental-music torture
Erykah Badu talks 'But You Cain't Use My Phone' from inside a party bus

It’s well past dusk on a recent evening and Erykah Badu is stretched out on plush leather seats inside a sleek party bus equipped with blacked-out windows and a ceiling with green, white and yellow lights mimicking a constellation of stars.

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Adele announces European tour -- and April remains wide open for Coachella

The superstar singer Adele has a lot to be thankful for of late. After half a decade of studio silence, the artist released her ace new album, "25," and followed it up with a Jimmy Fallon and the Roots-accompanied performance of "Hello" that went viral.

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Eagles of Death Metal fans take to Twitter following Vice interview

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time of family, fun and turkey. But for the members of Eagles of Death Metal, whose Paris concert was interrupted when gunmen entered the venue and opened fire on the crowd, leaving at least 90 dead, the day undoubtedly means something more.

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