British soul-pop chanteuse Adele (nee Adele Laurie Blue Adkins) is a stunning young talent with a huge voice. After she recorded a few songs, a friend set up a MySpace page for her in early 2005; record execs discovered her there in their hunt for the "next Lily Allen." After signing to XL, she suffered from a terribly ill-timed case of writer's block -- that is until she fell in and out of love. A breakup opened the floodgates of emotion and creativity, resulting in her debut album 19. Inspired by great soul dames like Etta James and Billie Holiday and other singers such as Bjork, Jeff Buckley, Dusty Springfield and Jill Scott, Adele's sense of staggering, heartbreaking honesty and artistry are evidence of her superwoman resilience and everywoman experiences.
Adele Concert Films
Adele Top Tracks
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 56 minMind, Body & Soul Sessions features R&B phenom Joss Stone live in concert in 2004. Recorded at New York's Irving Plaza, the show begins with an introduction by the legendary Betty Wright, who co-produced the Brit's stunning debut, The Soul Sessions, and co-wrote several songs on the second, Mind, Body & Soul. The barefoot singer then gets down to business, performing a solid selection of material from both albums, including "Super Duper Love" from the first and "You Had Me" from the follow-up. Stone receives strong support from a tight band, distinguished by powerful drummer Caesar Griffin.
Live in Atlanta
Runtime: 2 hr 35 minDestiny's Child's Live In Atlanta serves as a dazzling chronicle of their final tour together. See the hits-"Survivor," "Say My Name," "Lose My Breath"-alongside killer solo performances by Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Live in London & New York
Corinne Bailey Rae
Runtime: 59 minCiting influences as diverse as Björk, Erykah Badu, and L7, Corinne Bailey Rae burst onto the music scene in 2006 with her self-titled debut. These two concerts include fan favorites from the singer-songwriter, including performances of the simple "Like A Star" and the sultry "I'd Like To. " LIVE IN CONCERT LONDON & NEW YORK also features videos for four of her singles, including "Put Your Records On" and "Trouble Sleeping. "
Runtime: 11 minThe one and only Zara Larsson came to chat with PausePlay about writing with MNEK, growing up with a singing sister, of course, her new album So Good, and a run in with Liam Gallagher.
Goddess of Pop
Runtime: 1 hr 9 minMadonna is a global mega star and one of the most recognizable music icons in history. Her phenomenal career has spanned four decades, selling more than three hundred million records worldwide, winning critical acclaim as an actress and even writing as a children s author. Known for continuously reinventing both her image and music, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry, critics have praised her diverse musical productions, although some of her performance and videos have been provocative and have on occasions served as a lightning rod for religious controversy. This programme gives you a real insight into the fascinating true story of Madonna Louise Ciccone and her incredible rise to fame as one of the most influential figures in contemporary music. Learn how she started life from humble beginnings in her home town of Bay City, Michigan before heading to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance. Discover how she found and later attained immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Featuring a number of key interviews including with Madonna herself, one also gains a personal insight into some of her relationships with men and her role as a mother. This programme is a real treat for any Madonna fan and contains rare archive footage and music videos from a host of her greatest hits including Like a Prayer, Holiday, Like a Virgin, Material Girl, Papa Don t Preach, Vogue, Ray Of Light and Give Me All Your Luvin.
Stripped: Live in the UK
Runtime: 1 hr 54 minStripped: Live In The U.K. is the first live release from Christina Aguilera, documenting her sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Arena during her first-ever European tour.
Queens of Pop
Runtime: 27 minIn January 2011, ARTE viewers voted for the ‘Queens of Pop’. 8 pop queens were chosen from 50 proposals and these are presented in a 26-minute documentary: From the 1960s: Diana Ross. From the 1970s: Donna Summer and Debbie Harry. From the 1980s: Madonna. From the 1990s: Britney Spears and Mariah Carey. From 2000-2009: Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. The title of the programme, ‘Queens of Pop’, in itself shows where the emphasis lies – none of those simplistic chart rankings, but instead a documentary series that looks at our cultural history, dealing with the women who shaped popular music over the past fifty years.
Runtime: 1 hr 13 min14 time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/producer, actress, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and humanitarian, Alicia Keys captivated audiences eleven years ago when she performed “Fallin” off her debut album, Songs in A Minor on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Since releasing her first album, Keys has built an astonishing repertoire of hits with over 30 million albums sold worldwide. Over the last few years, Keys has evolved her body of work with world tours, movie deals, best-selling books, Broadway plays and philanthropic missions. Her growth as an artist has also been highlighted by numerous collaborations including Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Bono, Jack White and Jay-Z. VH1 Storytellers captures her intimate performance from November 2012 where she shares the back story of some of her biggest hits.
Runtime: 1 hrThe singer-songwriter completed her transition from country star to pop superstar with the launch of her 5th studio album "1989", the top album release of 2014 with over 3.5 million copies sold worldwide, making her one of only three platinum albums last year. That new state of affairs is partly due to the rise of streaming, a distribution system of which Swift has become one of the most outspoken critics, pulling her music from Spotify in November and forcing Apple in June to pay artists during their service's free trial period. With her sold out tour "The 1989 World Tour" currently underway, Taylor Swift is one of the hottest music acts in the world right now. With exclusive interviews and footage, discover the remarkable story of the most powerful woman in Pop: Taylor Swift.
TV Is My Parent
Runtime: 59 minTV is My Parent is an incredible live concert by critically renowned singer SIA. This performance this is a MUST for all her fans, as well as for those who have yet to experience the true power and live talent of SIA.
Live at V Festival 2014
Runtime: 42 minSam Smith’s performance at the Live at V Festival 2014 is one of those performances that captures the audience in a heartbeat. Among the performed songs are the hits “I'm Not the Only One”, “Lay Me Down”, “La La La,” and of course the ultimate chartbreaker ”Stay with Me”.
It comes as no surprize that in December 2014, Smith was nominated for six Grammy Awards, and at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2015 he won four: Best New Artist, "Stay with Me" for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, and In the Lonely Hour for Best Pop Vocal Album.
Runtime: 1 hr 2 minShe has been referred to as one of the most powerful celebrities of our time and has been characterised as one of the most influential people in the world. We are taken on a journey from humble beginnings in St. Michael in Barbados to her becoming the world class pop icon she is today. Rihanna is the first female artist from Barbados to have won a Grammy Award. She has received dozens of awards, produced songs with Ne-Yo, Stargate and Timberland and released seven albums. This film takes a look at the life of a singer from the view of the fans, industry experts and the singer herself as she talks about the heartaches and celebration of being one of the most talked about individuals in the music industry today. We also take an intimate look into her love/ hate relationship with singer Chris Brown and how this has lead to a positive change in her music, while the abuse she experiencedlead to a change that would stay with her forever. Including rare archive footage and music videos from a selection of her greatest hits including Pon de Replay, Umbrella, Rude Boy, We Found Love and more this a must see for any Rihanna fan!
Runtime: 59 minAn inside look at how the superstar rose to fame and why she continues to splash the headline today. Now an international sensation, Gaga's music reflects her innermost experiences and secrets. She is known for pushing the boundaries in her shows with outrageous themes and outfits and lovingly calls her fans little monsters. With rare footage of Gaga herself and interviews from industry professionals, this is her incredible story.
BBC One Sessions: Live at Porchester Hall
Runtime: 52 minIn 2007 Amy was crowned Best British Female at the Brit awards and this exclusive show which followed her award made it clear why. Set in London’s prestigious Porchester Hall, Amy performed the much loved classics from her debut album ‘Frank’ as well as tracks from her now classic follow up, ‘Back To Black’.
Runtime: 1 hr 24 minMiley Cyrus took the world by storm as she brought her Bangerz Tour to fans across the world. The highly anticipated concert film features show stopping performances along with behind-the-scenes look into the tour and her personal life.
Hits Don't Lie
Runtime: 59 minFollow the rise of one of the most successful Latin-American pop artists of all time. Known for her catchy lyrics and hip shaking dance moves, Shakira has swept up millions of fans around the globe. She has won numerous awards including two Grammy Awards as well as being nominated for a Golden Globe. Learn how the Colombian born star signed her first record deal at 13, how her first two albums failed and how she shot to superstardom, selling over 70 million albums worldwide making her the highest selling Colombian artist of all time.
Runtime: 52 minRecorded in 1992, this unforgettable performance features Mariah backed by an all-star band in the most intimate of settings. Included are the #1 hits “Emotions,” “Someday” and the Jackson 5 classic “I’ll Be There” featuring Trey Lorenz.