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Adele gets US award

Adele gets US award Credit: PA

Singer Adele has been given a US award after her hit Rolling In The Deep was one of the most frequently played songs on the radio.

The track notched up 1.35 million performances in one six month period last year and to date has been broadcast more than two million times.

It was the most played song in the US in 2011 among artists registered with royalties body Broadcast Music Inc (BMI).

Rolling In The Deep's two million plays since its release early last year are the equivalent of the song being performed back-to-back for more than 12 years.


Adele's bond theme tops iTunes chart

Adele is hotly tipped to take the "Skyfall" theme to Number One. Credit: Danny Moloshok, Reuters.

Adele's theme for the new Bond film "Skyfall" has shot to the top of the iTunes chart within hours of its release.

The track has displaced Rihanna's "Diamonds" from the top spot, after being released at 0:07 this morning.

The Tottenham-born singer is hotly tipped to become the first artist to get an official Number One with a bond film theme.


Adele 'odds-on' for Bond theme chart-topper

Adele. Credit: PA.

Bookies are predicting that Adele will become the first ever artist to take a Bond-film theme tune to number one.

The Tottenham-born singer has teamed up with Paul Epworth, who co-wrote and produced her massive hit "Rolling In The Deep", to write the theme to "Skyfall" the upcoming Bond film staring Daniel Craig.

Rupert Adams, from William Hill, said: "We believe Adele is odds-on to be the first ever artist to take a Bond theme to number one, which is remarkable if you look down the list of previous artists."

Stars who have missed out on the top spot with a Bond theme include Paul McCartney, Tom Jones and Madonna.

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