Adele has marked the 10th anniversary of her biggest album, 21.
It was released 10 years ago yesterday in Europe (but didn’t come out here in the U.S. until February 22nd) and Adele wrote in an Instagram post, “Happy 10 years old friend! It’s crazy how little I remember of what it was like and how I felt a decade ago. But Thank You from the bottom of my heart for letting us into your lives and letting me be a soundtrack to some of it.”
21 has been certified 14-times platinum by the RIAA and is the biggest selling album of the 2010’s. It spun off three number-one singles in the U.S. — “Rolling in the Deep,” “Someone Like You” and “Set Fire to the Rain.”
Seems there’s now proof that stars go through the same dating struggles as regular people. Sam Smith was looking for love in all the wrong places — so friends decided to help the singer check out Tinder for a match.
A source close to Sam tells Britain’s Sun that the “celebs only” site Raya turned out to be a bust, so they got together to create a profile on Tinder instead. The insider says, “On Tinder, a lot of people haven’t believed it really is Sam because it’s not every day you see a superstar on there. But all of the matches are being vetted by friends, who are sending profiles to Sam in the hope that one of them could be The One. They’re hoping they can find a regular person who isn’t bothered about Sam’s star power or anything like that.”
Justin Bieber took a moment to recognize that he’s grown up since being a bratty, out-of-control teenager.
He tweeted on Saturday, “Seven years ago today, I was arrested, not my finest hour. Not proud of where I was at in my life. I was hurting, unhappy, confused, mislead, misunderstood and angry at god.”
Back in 2014, the Miami Police Department charged Bieber with resisting arrest and driving with an expired license while under the influence. He was caught street racing in a rented yellow Lamborghini. A urine test revealed traces of Xanax and marijuana. Bieber avoided jail in a deal with prosecutors by pleading guilty to a reduced charges of careless driving and resisting an officer without violence.
Justin credited religion with turning around his life. “God has brought me a long way.” Hallelujah. (Billboard)