TV Jukebox is back, music fans! What better way to emerge from last week’s tryptophan coma and kick off December than with a roster of rousing numbers? This week’s stand-out “show tunes” got our blood pumping during a shoot-‘em-up sequence from Sons of Anarchy, a Ringer revelation, and a delightfully kooky Rocky IV reference on New Girl — and that’s just the start. See our picks below! (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS follow!) READ FULL STORY
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This week’s Billboard chart reads like a U.N. summit — but sorry, America, you’re not really invited, unless you bring a whole lot of friends (and possibly a sad vampire or a glee club).
Toronto-born Drake’s Take Care drops in at no. 1 with sales of 631,000, making it the third-best-selling debut of the year behind Lady Gaga’s Born This Way (1.1 million) and Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV (964,000).
Drake’s fellow maple-leafer Michael Bublé follows in second place with 165,000 units of his Christmas sold, and Brit Adele holds strong at no. 3 with 113,000, continuing her insane run — now 39 straight weeks — in the top 5.
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sits at no. 4 with Concerto: One Night in Central Park (hey, at least he made it in New York — U.S.A! U.S.A.!) and yet another Canadian, Justin Bieber, grabs no. 5 with his own holiday outing, Under the Mistletoe.
England rides again at nos. 9 (Coldplay) and 10 (Susan Boyle), though there are in fact some local citizens on the list — it just turns out it takes a village, or more specifically a compilation, to get them there: Glee: The Music: The Christmas Album, Volume 2 sits at no. 6, Now 40 at no. 7, and Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 at no. 8.
And a special mention goes to Childish Gambino, a.k.a. Community star Donald Glover (read EW’s recent feature on him here) whose hip-hop debut, Camp, slips in just outside of the top 10 at no. 11.
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Adele, Miley Cyrus, Darren Criss, Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, Elvis Costello, Pete Seeger, Tom Morello, and Ke$ha are among the acts who have contributed new or previously unreleased tracks to the album Chimes of Freedom which pays tribute to both Bob Dylan and Amnesty International.
Adele has gifted Chimes of Freedom a live version of “Make You Feel My Love” and Cyrus sings “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go,” while folk legend Seeger performs “Forever Young.”
But they’re hardly the only ones on this massive four-disc outing. Find the just-released full tracklisting after the jump:
Valentine’s Day may still be nearly three months away, but we saw some serious sensuality in our favorite shows’ song choices this week. There was also a whole lot of heartbreak, a meat truck moment that would have been best kept private, and a dead body for good measure. From a 1970s R&B icon to an Irish electronic trio, plus some old-fashioned singer-songwriters and an experimental musician in the mix, keeping reading to see our Jukebox picks below! READ FULL STORY
Adele may be on vocal rest in the wake of her successful vocal cord surgery, but thanks to the magic of video technology, the people who keep buying 21 (seriously, who are the 108,000 of you who just caught up last week?) can still experience the soulstress in a live setting.
In two weeks, Adele will release Live from the Royal Albert Hall, a DVD compendium of her concert at one of Britain’s most historic venues. Recorded in September, it features little more than a voice and a modest-sized orchestra. As you can see from the trailer below, sing-alongs were prevalent, as were her freshly toned blond locks. READ FULL STORY
Boston’s suppliers of Get Well Soon balloon bouquets may need to prepare for a deluge: Adele has successfully undergone laser microsurgery on her vocal cords to stop recurrent bleeding and prevent possible rupture from a benign polyp, according to a spokesman at Massachusetts General Hospital (via the Los Angeles Times).
The 23-year-old London-bred Grammy winner was recently forced to cancel the remainder of her tour and appearances this year in support of her sophomore album, 21, which is currently on track to become the best-selling release of 2011.
She is expected to make a full recovery, though there is no official word from her record label, Columbia, on exactly when she will be well enough to resume performing.
The surgery was overseen by Dr. Steven Zeitels, who performed a similar procedure on Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler in 2006.
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