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February 10, 2011
TWO-TIME GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER ADELE TO PERFORM ON CBS INTERACTIVE MUSIC GROUP’S “LIVE ON LETTERMAN” WEBCAST SERIES, PRESENTED BY AT&T;, MONDAY, FEB. 21
Adele’s Performance, Including Songs from Her Forthcoming Album 21, Will Be Broadcast From New York’s Ed Sullivan Theater Across Multiple Platforms, Including Live and On-Demand Availability Through CBS Properties and VEVO
CBS Interactive Music Group’s leading concert webcast series, LIVE ON LETTERMAN, presented by AT&T, will feature GRAMMY® and BRIT Award-winning musician Adele in a webcast concert, Monday, Feb. 21 (9:00 PM, ET/6:00 PM, PT), a day prior to the U.S. release of her anticipated new album, 21. 21, which was released internationally on January 24, topped the charts at #1 in 14 countries upon its debut.
From the famed Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, Adele’s LIVE ON LETTERMAN webcast concert will follow the taping of her appearance on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, which will be broadcast later that evening (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. LIVE ON LETTERMAN and CBS Interactive Music Group webcasts are broadcast worldwide at http://www.cbs.com/late_night/liveonletterman/.
CBS supports the webcasts across the Company’s multiple assets, including:
Additional live access to LIVE ON LETTERMAN is available through CBS Interactive Music Group's distribution partner VEVO, including VEVO.com and VEVO’s popular apps for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Post webcast, VEVO makes on-demand access available across its platform, including online, mobile, connected devices (Google TV, Boxee) and syndication partners YouTube, AOL, BET and Univision.
For more information on the series, which has hosted artists such as Tim McGraw, John Mayer, Mary J. Blige, MGMT, Sheryl Crow, Katy Perry, Gorillaz, My Morning Jacket, Brad Paisley and Bon Jovi, or to watch previous webcasts from artists including Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Florence + the Machine and Jamie Foxx, please visit http://www.cbs.com/late_night/liveonletterman/.
Born in London on May 5, 1988, soul singer Adele (née Adele Adkins) released her first single, "Hometown Glory," in October 2007, earning her a GRAMMY® nomination. Shortly thereafter, in December 2007, Adele became the first recipient of the Brit Awards' newly inaugurated Critics Choice prize, presented to the year's most significant artist who has yet to release an album. She was also honored as the winner of BBC Music's Sound of 2008 poll – a consortium of UK music critics, editors and broadcasters – as the most promising new musical artist likely to emerge in the upcoming year. In 2009, the British singer-songwriter-performer took home a pair of GRAMMY® Awards – including Best New Artist – for 19, her highly acclaimed debut album highlighting the bittersweet turbulence of adolescence awakening into adulthood.
With her forthcoming second album 21, one of 2011's most anticipated releases, Adele comes of age with a collection of deeply personal songs, finely wrought and powerfully delivered, which communicate the power and glory of real love and real heartbreak through a range of musical moods and settings. From the album's first single, "Rolling In The Deep," co-written with producer Paul Epworth and described by Adele as "a dark bluesy gospel disco tune," through the fiery rumble of "Rumour Has It" to the orchestral builds of "Turning Tables," the mysterious pop imagery of "Set Fire To The Rain," the gospel-tinged "One and Only" and the tear-stained resignation of "Someone Like You," co-written with GRAMMY®-winner and track-producer Dan Wilson, Adele's 21 is a musical and emotional tour de force, a portrait of the artist as a young woman coming into her own.
About CBS Interactive Music Group
The CBS Interactive Music Group is comprised of a diverse collection of leading consumer music brands readily accessible across a variety of broadband, mobile and digital platforms by a worldwide audience of more than 45 million unique monthly users. Home to such properties as Radio.com, Last.fm, and mp3.com, the CBS Interactive Music Group provides unmatched access for music fans to interact with material from the biggest names in the industry, as well as discover new and breaking artists and share their personal taste in music with friends and other like-minded fans.
In addition, the CBS Interactive Music Group powers both AOL Radio and Yahoo! Music Radio bringing a total of more than 600 mainstream and specialty stations to the masses. The division also has established content partnerships with VEVO, the web's leading premium music video and entertainment service, and Xbox Live, the popular gaming platform. For more information please visit http://www.cbsimg.com.
Karen L. Mateo
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