By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Adele, whose latest album "25" has smashed sales records in its first week of release, announced on Thursday she would begin a 15-week concert tour of Britain, Ireland and continental Europe in February. Fans applauded the tour, Adele's first in four years, on Twitter while media sites noted that the 27-year-old singer appeared to have overcome her self-professed fear of performing before large crowds. Adele, announcing the tour in a brief video on her website, said the reports of her fear of performing had been exaggerated.
The Official Empire Commerce Experience, which opens to digital consumers Wednesday, offers an eclectic mix of clothes and accessories either featured in the TV show or inspired directly by its characters. A partnership between Twentieth Century FOX Consumer Products and Delivery Agent, it will initially focus on items such as varsity jackets and jersey dresses but will soon expand into homeware. "We are thrilled to uniquely extend the global phenomenon of EMPIRE through a shopping experience accessible across the platforms that fans use to engage with the show," said Peter Leeb, Vice President, Global Brand Management & Strategy, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products.
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An absent Taylor Swift topped Sunday's American Music Awards, winning three prizes. The singer took home favorite adult contemporary artist, favorite pop/rock album for 1989 and song of the year for "Blank Space." For the second year in a row, One Direction won the top prize, artist of the year. The ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Taylor Swift This article, Taylor Swift, One Direction Lead American Music Awards Winners, originally appeared on TVGuide.com.
Celine Dion on Sunday led the music industry in an emotional tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks, as the American Music Awards heard appeals for a peaceful world. The Canadian singer sang Edith Piaf's classic "Hymne a l'Amour" ("Hymn to Love") in French at the star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles, which went ahead barely a week after the assault on a concert hall and other civilian targets across Paris. In front of a screen flashing images of Paris that culminated with the Eiffel Tower in the French flag's tricolor, Dion sang the song of lost love as some members of the audience were seen in tears.