What If…? could have spawned a separate Star Lord T’Challa series
Director Bryan Andrews revealed that an entire series was planned for the interstellar smuggler. © Provided by Total Film Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa in What If...? "There was planning to have Star Lord T’Challa spin off into his own show," Andrews tells Variety. "We were all very excited. We know [Chadwick] would have loved it, too. And then, you know, he passed, and so all that's in limbo. So, who knows? Maybe one day."Sadly, Andrews also revealed that Boseman was unable to record any audio for season 2 of What If…?"Chadwick had recorded his Star Lord T'Challa stuff early.
Jessie J is putting the finishing touches to her sixth studio album. © Bang Showbiz Jessie J
The follow-up to 2018's 'R.O.S.E.' and the 'Price Tag' hitmaker's Yuletide collection, 'This Christmas Day', is said to be close to being complete and should be with fans next year.
An insider told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column: “Jessie still needs to swing by the studio a couple more times to add a few more vocals and then the album is done.
“It will be out in 2022 but the exact plans are yet to be finalised. It’s been a long time coming. Jessie is certainly very proud of it.”
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Adele taking advice from Celine Dion for possible Las Vegas residency
Adele is said to have received advice from Celine Dion about a possible residency in Las Vegas.The 33-year-old mega star has recently announced her return to music as her brand new single 'Easy On Me' will be released next week and is said to have been getting tips from the 'My Heart Will Go On' hitmaker about making a residency work - with Celine playing in the US city during a record-breaking four year run between 2003 and 2007 before returning to perform in Vegas from 2011 to 2019.
Adele is back!
It’s been six long years since Adele released her last studio album '25'. Led by the phenomenal chart-topper 'Hello', Adele's LP conquered the charts all over the globe and made her the biggest music star in the world. Now, she's back! New single 'Easy On Me' drops on October 15 and excitement is mounting for the album. Here's everything we know so far...
The Title: 30
You know it’s an Adele album when the title is a number. This is Adele’s way of showcasing a body of work dedicated to that time period in her life and expressing the emotions she was feeling at those ages. So far we’ve had '19', '21' and '25' all based on periods of her life and now it’s time for Adele to unleash '30'. Although the title is not yet confirmed it is widely accepted it will be the name, and Adele added to the speculation by talking about how 30 was an important age in her life in an interview with Vogue. Talking about her split from husband Simon Konecki, she said: "We got married when I was 30 … and then I left..."
A global album campaign
In order to debut the title of her album Adele and her team concocted a bright little publicity stunt in order to capture the world’s attention. A number of landmarks across the globe had the number 30 projected onto them. Some locations where they were spotted include the Eiffel Tower in Paris, NYC’s Empire State Building, the Venice Grand Canal in the Philippines as well as the Tate Modern in London. The logo also managed to make it’s way to Poland, Brazil, Ireland, Canada, Malaysia, Manchester and South Korea.
Heartbreak on the mind
During the writing and recording process of this new album, Adele separated from her husband, Simon Konecki. The charity entrepreneur and the music icon began their relationship in mid-2011 when Adele was at the height of her success with the '21' record. The pair welcomed a son, Angelo James, in October 2012 before she confirmed that the pair had tied the know at a show in Brisbane, Australia in March 2017. However the pair were not destined to be as it was confirmed in April 2019 that the pair had split before Adele later filed for divorce in September of that year. Not one to shy away from a heartbreak ballad, Adele could have us all in floods of tears if she lays her heart bare for the world to see on '30'. Speaking about the split to Britain's Vogue magazine, Adele said: "I’m not gonna go into that detail, remember I am embarrassed. This is very embarrassing. It wasn’t very long... “So, when I was 30, my entire life fell apart and I had no warning of it.”
An ode to her dad?
Could Adele sing about her relationship with her father on the LP? In an interview with Vogue, Adele revealed she had made "peace" with her father Mark Evans before he died from cancer. Adele, 33, said: "We actually got our peace, again contrary to reports. I played him my album just a week before he passed, over Zoom. "One thing that definitely happened in my divorce was that it humanised my parents for me. Big time. I went to hell and back! "And in that I found the peace to forgive him. He was ready to go and he lasted a long time with it."
A plethora of performances
No stranger to an iconic award show performance, we expect to see Adele belting out her new hits up on stage very soon and it could be coming sooner than we think. New reports indicate that Adele’s team are shopping a TV special to coincide with the release of her new album with multiple networks around the world reportedly having been approached. Adele worked alongside the BBC and NBC on a similar project in 2015. Reports claim she has signed a deal with ITV in the UK to host the special and she has paired with the creative team who worked on her Carpool Karaoke sketch on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'. We can’t wait to see what she has planned.
Easy On Me
Whilst most of the record is still shrouded in some secrecy, one thing we know for sure is the lead single and when we can all get to hear it. Adele dropped a 20-second black and white teaser clip to confirm the release of ‘Easy On Me’. The video lit up social media and confirmed that it would be releasing on October 15. The teaser clip was very reminiscent of 2015’s 'Hello' video. The clip shows Adele playing the aforementioned song through her stereo whilst driving in a pick-up track down a quiet lane as her belongings begin to topple over losing some sheet music and papers along the way. What this means only time will tell but it’s sure to bring the world to a halt on October 15.
It’s safe to say that this album campaign Adele will be looking rather different. After undergoing a lifestyle change, Adele has been displaying her new svelte figure. During her 2020 Saturday Night Live appearance Adele joked: “I know I look really, really different since you last saw me, but actually, because of all the Covid restrictions, I had to travel light and I could only bring half of me. And this is the half I chose.” With that being said, Adele may be keep to put her stamp on the fashion world this time around as well as the music.
Light up Las Vegas
Adele could further be taking a bold move when it comes to promoting her music. Reports indicate that she is considering a Vegas residency for 2022. She would be following in the footsteps of Celine Dion, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga if she were to take up this landmark career move. Sources have told Billboard she is considering either the Park Theatre at Park MGM Las Vegas or the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, both of which are owned and operated by Live Nation. This rumor would also align with the fact Adele’s team have not placed any holds on any major arenas or stadiums for a North American tour, something booking agents often do when carving out a tour calendar.
The publication recently reported that the 33-year-old singer, who split from on-off actor boyfriend Channing Tatum, 41, last year, has channelled heartbreak into the personal record.
Adele signs to Columbia Records in the UK
Adele's new album will be released on Columbia Records in the UK, Music Week reports.Music Week reports that the 'Hello' hitmaker's contract with independent label XL Recordings, who released her third album, '25', in 2015, had expired.
And Jessie herself previously teased: "There's a lot of honesty in there, because obviously I've lived a lot of life that people want to know about.
"I've always been controversial without being offensive. I like to stand on the edge but not fall off. I like to bleed out and make people stand in the middle of their f****** s***, good and bad, as I do that for myself."
The 'Nobody's Perfect' singer also confessed it's "the hardest thing" trying to make a better record than her debut studio album, 'Who You Are', which was released a decade ago, but she thinks the new collection is up there.
She added: "The challenge of beating that is the hardest thing. And I haven't. 'Bang Bang' [her 2014 song with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj] nearly got there ... 'I can hang out with you at a party,' these songs can say to the old songs."
Jessie, who is not yet ready to divulge when the LP will be out, quipped that: "These songs are not for a turtleneck, you know what I'm saying?"
Blur's Dave Rowntree signs solo record deal for debut album .
Dave Rowntree is set to release his debut solo album next year on indie label Cooking Vinyl.The 'Parklife' group's drummer has inked a deal with Cooking Vinyl for his first solo record, which is due out in 2022.