Three musicians are looking to follow in the footsteps of Adele by winning the Critics' Choice honour at the Brit Awards - but who are they?
The official Russian army choir has sung its own version of Adele's Skyfall, the theme tune to the last James Bond film, live on Russian TV.
Coldplay world tour pushes them up Forbes most influential celebrity list but the top Brits are still only number 14.
Lawyers for Angelo Adkins, the two-year-old son of singer Adele, have accepted a five-figure sum in damages at the High Court over paparazzi photos.
YouTube said it will block videos from indie artists such as Arctic Monkeys and Adele, unless they sign up to agreements surrounding its new ad-free streaming music service.
Google, which owns YouTube, has been renegotiating contracts as it prepares to launch the music subscription service and has signed deals with the major labels.
But the internet giant is threatening to block independent artists from using the entire YouTube platform — free or paid — if they do not agree to the terms of the new streaming service.
Robert Kyncl, YouTube's head of content and business operations, told the Financial Times that videos from independents could be blocked "in a matter of days," if new licenses were not negotiated.
YouTube's entry into the music subscription market comes after Amazon launched a similar service for its Prime members, and Apple bought online music service Beats Music.
Adele has been awarded an MBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.
The 25-year-old singer adds MBE to a host of recent accolades: from Brit Awards to Grammys, and most recently an Oscar for her James Bond song.
Adele has conquered the charts again by coming top of the Rich List of young musicians, while the five members of boy band One Direction are each worth £5 million.
Sir Paul McCartney was named the richest musician overall for the 24th year running, with the former Beatle's fortune rated at £680 million.
The five members of One Direction have racked up a £5 million fortune each in the last year, according to the Sunday Times Young Music Rich List.
The boy band, who were put together on the X Factor, have achieved international success and stormed the United States in 2012 with their debut album Up All Night.
Adele tops the Sunday Times Young Music Rich List with a fortune of £30 million.
According to researchers, the singer made £10 million in the last year despite taking much of it off to recover from a throat operation and have a baby.
Cheryl Cole is second in the list of music millionaires aged 30 and under with a fortune estimated at £14 million, while Leona Lewis and Katie Melua are just behind with £12 million.
New entries to the list include Emeli Sande and Ed Sheeran who are each worth £5 million.