Donald Trump who? Adele to take over NBC for ’25' promo

In this Feb. 24, 2013, file photo, Adele performs during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

In this Feb. 24, 2013, file photo, Adele performs during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Move over, Donald Trump. NBC has found a new darling.

Grammy-winner and soundtracker of global heartbreak Adele will use the Peacock network as a springboard for her highly anticipated comeback.

As previously reported, the singer will anchor “Adele Live in New York City,” a special one-night-only concert at Radio City Music Hall on Nov. 17 that will air on the network as a one-hour special in December, NBC announced Friday.

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The concert will mark the British singer’s first U.S. show since 2011 — and her largest show in New York.

Adele also will appear on a handful of NBC properties around the Nov. 20 release of her upcoming record, “25,” starting with a spot as musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” (Nov. 21).

She will perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (Nov. 23) and “The Today Show” (Nov. 25), where she originally made her U.S. television debut in 2008. Adele’s NBC takeover wraps with the airing of the Radio City concert on Dec. 14.

Only one song has been issued from her new album, yet her comeback already has proved massive.



Just a week after issuing “Hello,” its accompanying video has amassed more than 146 million views — 27.7 million of those views happened in just one day, shattering Vevo’s record for most single-day views (sorry, Taylor Swift) — and the tune is seated at the top spot on the iTunes singles chart.

Apart from that, not much is known about “25.” But between rumored collaborators such as Ryan Tedder, Max Martin and Damon Albarn and song titles like “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” and “Remedy,” Adele seems committed to soundtracking your upcoming divorce and cold nights alone.

And considering her last album, 2011’s “21,” was the best-selling album of the decade, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to escape mentions of Adele for at least the next 12 months.


We’re sure NBC isn’t the only network clamoring to get the songstress on its airwaves. So let’s just forget about all those awkward presidential hopefuls, shall we? Adele season is upon us.

“Adele Live in New York City” is executive produced by the singer, Lorne Michaels and Jonathan Dickins, and is directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller.

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