Adelereleased her new James Bond single, "Skyfall," on Friday and it has already shot up to No. 1 on iTunes. It surfaced on the 50th anniversary of the release of the first James Bond film, "Dr. No." "Skyfall also marks Adele's first new release since her 2011 Grammy-winning album, "21."
She co-wrote track with Paul Epworth and recorded it at London's Abbey Road Studios in London with a 77-piece orchestra. But the British songstress admits she was hesitant to do the theme song for the upcoming "Skyfall" film, explaining in a statement via BBC News, "There's a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song. But I fell in love with the script and Paul (Epworth) had some great ideas for the track and it ended up being a bit of a no brainer to do it in the end."
She added, "It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I've never done which made it exciting. When we recorded the strings, it was one of the proudest moments of my life."
Christina Aguilera is fully embracing her body these days, and she's showing it off in newly-released album cover artwork. The pop star gets skimpy, appearing nude on the cover of her upcoming album, Lotus, due out November 13.
The Voice coach's long blonde locks conveniently cover her chest, and her bottom is shaded by a white smokey digital effect as she appears to come out of a flower.
The 31-year-old singer tweeted: "#LOTUS album cover. Here it is! Album out Nov 13. XoXtina."
Aguilera recently made headlines when she talked about her weight and the pressure to stay thin in the music business.
She told MTV News, "At this point of my life, I feel that I've reached a place where I'm completely embracing everything about who I am," she said, "and I'm having more of an understanding of myself."