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VMAs 2016 nominations: Beyoncé and Adele set to sweep awards

Beyoncé has earned 11 nominations for her ‘visual album’ Lemonade, with Adele bringing up second place with eight – seven of which are for Hello

VMAs 2016 nominations: Beyoncé and Adele set to sweep awards
She slays: Beyoncé in the video for Formation. Photograph: HBO

She’s one of the most celebrated performers of the modern era, and on Tuesday Beyoncé earned even more accolades, with 11 nominations in the MTV Video Music Awards for her Lemonade project. The “visual album” was released in April, two months after its politically charged Formation video was unveiled just before Beyoncé’s controversial appearance at the Super Bowl.

Adele received eight nominations for the awards, seven of which were her video Hello, directed by the young French film-maker Xavier Dolan. Both Formation and Hello are nominated for the top award, video of the year: the others in the category are Drake’s much-memed Hotline Bling, Justin Bieber’s Sorry and Kanye West’s Famous, which depicts him in bed with a succession of naked celebrities.

Last year the nominations caused a spat between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift, after the latter took offense at Minaj complaining that she had not been nominated for video of the year for Anaconda. However, neither has been nominated this year.

The full list of nominees is:

Video of the year

  • Adele: Hello
  • Beyoncé: Formation
  • Drake: Hotline Bling
  • Justin Bieber: Sorry
  • Kanye West: Famous

Best Female Video:

  • Adele: Hello
  • Beyoncé: Hold Up
  • Sia: Cheap Thrills
  • Ariana Grande: Into You
  • Rihanna [ft. Drake]: Work (short version)

Best Male Video:

  • Drake: Hotline Bling
  • Bryson Tiller: Don’t
  • Calvin Harris [ft Rihanna]: This Is What You Came For
  • Kanye West: Famous
  • The Weeknd: Can’t Feel My Face

Best Collaboration:

  • Beyoncé [ft Kendrick Lamar]: Freedom
  • Fifth Harmony [ft Ty Dolla $ign]: Work From Home
  • Ariana Grande [ft Lil Wayne]: Let Me Love You
  • Calvin Harris [ft Rihanna]: This Is What You Came For
  • Rihanna [ft Drake]: Work (short version)

Best Hip Hop Video:

  • Drake: Hotline Bling
  • Desiigner: Panda
  • Bryson Tiller: Don’t
  • Chance the Rapper: Angels
  • 2 Chainz: Watch Out

MTV-Video-Music-AwardsBest Pop Video:

  • Adele: Hello
  • Beyoncé: Formation
  • Justin Bieber: Sorry
  • Alessia Cara: Wild Things
  • Ariana Grande: Into You

Best Rock Video:

  • All Time Low: Missing You
  • Coldplay: Adventure of a Lifetime
  • Fall Out Boy [ft Demi Lovato]: Irresistible
  • twenty one pilots: Heathens
  • Panic! At the Disco: Victorious

Best Electronic Video:

  • Calvin Harris & Disciples: How Deep Is Your Love
  • 99 Souls [ft Destiny’s Child & Brandy]: The Girl Is Mine
  • Mike Posner: I Took a Pill in Ibiza
  • Afrojack: SummerThing!
  • The Chainsmokers [ft Daya]: Don’t Let Me Down

Breakthrough Long Form Video:

  • Florence and the Machine: The Odyssey
  • Beyoncé: Lemonade
  • Justin Bieber: PURPOSE: The Movement
  • Chris Brown: Royalty
  • Troye Sivan: Blue Neighborhood Trilogy

Best New Artist:

  • Bryson Tiller
  • Desiigner
  • Zara Larsson
  • Lukas Graham
  • DNCE

Best Art Direction:

  • Beyoncé: Hold Up
  • Fergie: M.I.L.F.$
  • Drake: Hotline Bling
  • David Bowie: Blackstar
  • Adele: Hello

Best Choreography:

  • Beyoncé: Formation
  • Missy Elliott [ft. Pharrell]: WTF (Where They From)
  • Beyoncé: Sorry
  • FKA twigs: M3LL155X
  • Florence and the Machine: Delilah

Best Direction:

  • Beyoncé: Formation
  • Coldplay: Up&Up
  • Adele: Hello
  • David Bowie: Lazarus
  • Tame Impala: The Less I Know the Better

Best Cinematography:

  • Beyoncé: Formation
  • Adele: Hello
  • David Bowie: Lazarus
  • Alesso: I Wanna Know
  • Ariana Grande: Into You

Best Editing:

  • Beyoncé: Formation
  • Adele: Hello
  • Fergie: M.I.L.F.$
  • David Bowie: Lazarus
  • Ariana Grande: Into You

Best Visual Effects:

  • Coldplay: Up&Up
  • FKA twigs: M3LL155X
  • Adele: Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
  • The Weeknd: Can’t Feel My Face
  • Zayn: PILLOWTALK

Adele's albums top charts after Glastonbury performance

Adele’s headline set sends 19 and 21 back to the top 40, with 25 due to return to No 1, while other performers enjoy post-festival sales

Adele's albums top charts after Glastonbury performance
Adele heads back to number one on the Official Albums Chart following her triumphant performance at Glastonbury Festival. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Adele’s headline set at Saturday night’s Glastonbury has resulted in a surge in sales of the singer’s already multiple platinum-selling albums.

Her three albums – 19, 21 and 25 have all hurtled up the charts in the past few days: her most recent album, 25 rises from No 13 to No 1 in the Official Charts, with sales up 176% on the previous week. Its increase in popularity was also a result of the album’s arrival on streaming services on 24 June, a day before her debut Glastonbury performance.

21, meanwhile, has climbed from No 58 to No 9 in the charts, while her debut, 19, looks set to re-enter the top 40 for the first time in six months, charting at No 13.

Most surprisingly, the biggest increase in terms of sales came from a group who performed at the festival’s smaller Park stage, rather than the Pyramid: according to Amazon UK’s latest data, Mercury Rev saw a sales increase of 6,600% the day after they performed before Philip Glass’ tribute to David Bowie.

The post-Glastonbury sales boost has also seen Muse’s most recent album Drones rise from No 179 to No 15; Jeff Lynne’s ELO’s best-of album – All Over the World – is now at No 3; with further sales increases for the 1975, Foals, the Last Shadow Puppets, ZZ Top, Chvrches, and Tame Impala.

Streams of Viola Beach have also increased by 6,148% following Coldplay’s tribute to the band on Sunday. The quartet died, along with their manager Craig Tarry, in a car accident in Sweden earlier this year.

The Official UK Charts are published on Friday.

Adele swore 33 times during 90 minute Glastonbury headline set after admitting BBC WARNED her about potty mouth

The singer rocked Worthy Farm last night and her mouth got a little dirty on stage as she enjoyed the one in a lifetime moment

Adele brought down the house last night as she thrilled Glastonbury with an incredible performance on the Pyramid stage.

But it wasn’t just her vocal abilities that got people talking, the singer’s expletive laden set caused a storm on Twitter too as some criticised the star for swearing despite children being in the audience and watching at home.

“Adele please stop swearing, there are children watching, as you very well know coz you just brought one on stage! Glastonbury ” one pleaded, while another wrote: ” Adele stop swearing. Children in audience. Inappropriate languageispower”

Adele swore 33 times during 90 minute Glastonbury headline set after admitting BBC WARNED her about potty mouth
Adele rocks Glastonbury Festival

By our reckoning, Adele swore 33 times during her 90 minute set – that’s one every 2.7minutes!

She couldn’t even get through her first song – Hello – without stopping to tell the crowd “You are f**king amazing!”

After going through three songs straight – she admitted she wasn’t sure what exactly to say – she finally stopped to speak, letting out another stream of expletives.

Adele swore 33 times during 90 minute Glastonbury headline set after admitting BBC WARNED her about potty mouth
Oh potty mouth!

“Oh my God. Oh my God. Hi,” she said. “This is the best f**king moment of my whole life. Oh my God. Look at you. Can you put the lights on [the audience] more? I want to see them.”

Not everyone was offended though, with many admitted it made them rather like the London born star: “If only for the reason seeing someone swear as much as i do like @adele did tonight made my life”

At one point during the set, she admitted the BBC had warned her about her potty mouth, but clearly she didn’t take any notice: “The BBC had to give me a warning about my potty mouth,” she said. “Bet Muse didn’t get that!”

Adele swore 33 times during 90 minute Glastonbury headline set after admitting BBC WARNED her about potty mouth
She rocked the crowd
Adele swore 33 times during 90 minute Glastonbury headline set after admitting BBC WARNED her about potty mouth
Wash that mouth out young lady!

Based on the amount of expletives she dropped she clearly didn’t care, leading fans to wonder – just how big is Adele’s swear jar?

https://twitter.com/ClarabelJohnson/status/746973762550108160

“I’m enjoying #Adele swearing and chatting away to the crowd at #Glastonbury. It’s like they’re all down the pub having chats and pints.”

And that those complaining should probably pipe down: “So people are complaining that Adele was swearing in front of children at at Glastonbury……it’s 11pm at night…I am I being naive……?

 

Tony Visconti apologises to Adele after suggesting her voice is manipulated

Bowie’s longtime producer says his comments about the singer’s voice were ‘taken the wrong way’

Tony Visconti apologises to Adele after suggesting her voice is manipulated
Offended … Adele. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images

Tony Visconti, David Bowie’s longtime producer, has apologised for negative comments he made about Adele’s voice.

Last week, the producer suggested that the singer’s vocals might have been digitally enhanced.

“You turn the radio on and it’s fluff, you are listening to 90% computerised voices,” Visconti told The Daily Star on 8 June. “We know Adele has a great voice but it’s even questionable if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated. We don’t know.”

Visconti – who is currently promoting the new TV talent show Guitar Star, in which he hopes to find “virtuosos like Hendrix, Cobain and Bowie” – has since told Billboard that his comments were not meant to be spiteful.

“I’m sorry that what I said in regards to what’s being played on radio was misconstrued yet I cannot apologise for something taken the wrong way,” he said. “If Adele has taken my comments as offensive that was certainly not my intent.”

He added: “Adele has a great voice and it brings pleasure to millions.”

Since his original comment, the story had already reached Adele herself. During a gig at Paris’s Accor Hotels Arena, the singer is captured stating: “Some dickhead tried to say that my voice was not me on record … Dude, suck my dick.”

Adele Teases Her Brand New Music

The 28-year-old thrilled fans today as she confirmed her next single will be ‘Send My Love (To Your Next Lover) via a Tweet

Adele Teases Her Brand New MusicThis song will be the third to be taken from Adele’s hit album ’25’ after the char-topping ‘Hello’ and the beautiful ‘After When We Were Young’.

The singer is currently immersed in her world tour, but managed to film the new music video amongst all her other duties to her many fans and family.

Adele has previously teased details of the upcoming video during her concerts telling the crowds that she even dances in in!