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Ex-Gers kid stuns Ibrox and expands Hearts record

Rangers vs Hearts: The Gers welcomed Hearts to Ibrox this afternoon and are looking to gain a four point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership (Author: Gardener)

The Rangers stay one point ahead of Hearts at the top of the Premiership after the Jambos drew a 1-1 draw at Ibrox in the 90th minute after a mistake by Allan McGregor late equalizer. The light blues made a change from their pre-international break win over Hibs at Ibrox when captain James Tavernier returned to the starting line-up instead of Nathan Patterson - the Scottish international fell on the bench. It was the Rangers who made all the early moves, moving the ball well, and moving the Hearts defense across the field while the Gers tried to force gaps into place. Scott Wright forced Craig Gordon to make the afternoon's first parade. Alfredo Morelos almost scored the first goal in the 13th minute. Scott Wright stole the ball from Hearts after a bad pass from ex-Ibrox kid Craig Halkett and fed Aribo, who in turn slid the ball into Morelos, but the Colombian pulled his shot just wide post. El Bufalo had another chance to break the deadlock when Barisic pulled Morelos about eight yards from goal, but Hearts defenders put enough pressure on him to get the Rangers star to blur his lines and his shot to miss. The Rangers seemed too eager to score the perfect goal and too often the Gers made too many touches or tried one too many pass to get the ball into the net for Hearts to stay in play. After 30 minutes, the Rangers must have thought they opened the goal only for Craig Gordon, who denied the Light Blues twice after a corner, climbed the ball free and somehow prevented a goal from being conceded, despite Leon Balogun making the best attempt to get the ball over the Line and force into goal the back of the net. Joe Aribo was lucky enough to escape with a warning. He went up after losing the ball after a bad first touch and the Nigerian could hardly have complained if he'd been shown a red card. The Rangers' deserved goal finally came five minutes before the break when John Lundstram made a breathtaking attempt from a distance to lift Ibrox's roof. The play began with a long diagonal from Goldson to Hagi on the right, the Romanian kicking the ball into the box to force Wright to displace Lundstram and the number 4 Rangers unleashed an unstoppable attempt that devastated Craig Gordon. Hearts started the second 45 much more adventurous, immediately putting pressure on Leon Balogun, forcing the Gers defender to give a free kick and earn a yellow card for a foul from Boyce - which meant both Rangers center-backs received the yellow card . The pressure from the guests didn't last too long, the Rangers quickly took control of the game as it fitted into a similar pattern to the first half, with the light blues under control and comfortable. As the game kicked into the final 20 minutes, Hearts suddenly had a barrage of chances with Barrie McKay in the thick of it, forcing a couple of saves from Allan McGregor and suddenly making the game a little nervous. With Gerrard to make a double change, the Rangers had a chance to beat the game, Morelos found space in the box but the Colombian misfired and shot into the distance again. The first changes to the game for the Rangers came immediately afterwards, with Steven Davis and Kemar Roofe coming in to replace Joe Aribo and Ianis Hagi to help the Light Blues finish the game and end Hearts' undefeated record. Roofe almost scored a quick hit and came very close to the 2-0, only for Gordon, who adjusted his shot slightly and directed it to the post when the Jamaican international thought he had scored. Morelos' bad form in front of the goal continued in the final minutes, Roofe found Buff in the penalty area, but somehow he could only swing him from a few yards, the goal was at his mercy.

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Craig Halkett's late strike ends John Lundstram's crier

Game report as Hearts defender Craig Halkett equalized in the 90th minute to share the spoils at Ibrox; Rangers remain leaders in the Scottish Premiership, one point ahead of Hearts (Author: Gardener)

Hearts defender Craig Halkett leveled the Rangers last minute on Saturday to share the booty in the 1-1 draw at Ibrox. Steven Gerrard's side had full control for most of the game, and former Sheffield United midfielder John Lundstram broke the impasse with a splendid shot from distance just before half-time. The Rangers fired 27 shots at Craig Gordon's goal, with Alfredo Morelos guilty of wasting three good opportunities. The Gers paid the price for failing to bring their dominance to fruition in the final seconds, when center-back Halkett rose the highest after a corner to throw the ball into an empty net. Lundstram's wonderful goal in the first half from 30 meters had given the home side a well-deserved break lead, but they were unable to extend it as the game progressed. And after Jambos coach Robbie Neilson was sent off by referee Don Robertson three minutes from time, Halkett was able to nod off a corner at the back post due to a mistake by Gers keeper Allan McGregor to keep the guests unbeaten in the league and still to stand one point behind the masters. Hearts had come to attack, but in front of around 1,000 away fans, the Rangers threatened with speed and creativity. Former Celtic goalkeeper and current Scottish number one Craig Gordon parried attacks from attackers Scott Wright and Ianis Hagi within the first six minutes before Gers striker Alfredo Morelos shot a shot past the far post. The light blues tried again and after a corner from Borna Barisic in the 28th minute, Gordon managed a brilliant double save against Leon Balogun, first with his head and then from close range before Hearts cleared their lines. The visitors seemed to have stemmed the tide, but when Hagi's cross was blocked from the right into the box into Lundstram, the former Sheffield United player fired his shot and let the ball hurtle past Gordon. The Rangers were less fluid after the break in the 66th minute, only a brilliant block from Stephen Kingsley stopped Morelos' shot on goal. McGregor parried Liam Boyce when the offside flag went up, but then the Gers keeper stopped a shot by former Rangers attacker Barrie McKay after overtaking the light blues defense. Another save of Cameron Devlin's long-range shot made the Gers' nerves rattle. The Rangers came back and Gordon shot a shot from substitute Kemar Roofe for Hagi against the post and the danger was eliminated. Neilson received a yellow card after a hand-to-hand fight on the sideline, in which substitute Juninho Bacuna was cautioned by Kingsley and Gers, then a second yellow card because he apparently continued to chirp from referee Robertson. But there was even more drama in the last minute of regular time when McGregor fluttered into a corner from substitute Gary Mackay-Steven and the unmarked Halkett headed on the back post to wow the traveling fans with delight. Hearts boss Robbie Neilson: "I didn't see the goal, but I just heard the silence, which was beautiful, so I was happy." I am disappointed that I got a second yellow. I'm more disappointed with the fourth official because boy (Bacuna) grabbed Stephen Kingsley by the throat right in front of him. "So I complained about it and complained again and got a second one. I thought it was a really good game, we came here and we were on an equal footing with the champions, we created opportunities, they created opportunities and I was thrilled with the players, they showed a brilliant character. " Rangers boss Steven Gerrard: "That first half performance will get us where we want to go, but in the second half I don't think we came out with the same intent and urgency." . I thought we got a little softer as the game went on. “The game is about both boxes, you have to take your chances. At 1-0 we had four or five really great chances to end this game. ”But I think we sewed it together today because we would have the second goal, the third and fourth goal to end this game, before that moment comes. "

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3 talking points as the Rangers again miss a lot of opportunities and Hearts makes them pay

There were late dramas at Ibrox when the Jambos brought a point back to the capital. (Author: Gardener)

Former Rangers kid Craig Halkett returned to Ibrox for a point for Hearts when Steven Gerrard's champions gambled away a chance to kill the Gorgie's undefeated start to the season. John Lundstram's sensational start in the first half seemed to give the Jambos their first league defeat of the season and give Gers a four point lead at the top. But Halkett lunged with a last-minute header after an Allan McGregor mistake when Robbie Neilson's Tynecastle troops refused to give way for the top of the table in that game. Neilson missed seeing his side level dramatically after being sent off just two times after being involved in a flashpoint on the sideline involving Gers Sub Juninho Bacuna and Hearts defender Stephen Kingsley were involved. But the Hearts boss won't mind after seeing his team pass a major test in Glasgow. Gers stays at the Premiership summit, with the iambos behind, but Gerrard is conceded after his stuttering team failed to build a full 90-minute display again. Those absentminders didn't seem too bothered by the Rangers during a smooth first half, however. It only took five minutes for the champions to test Craig Gordon, and the Jambos were grateful that their veteran stopper remained as agile as ever as it blocked an attempt from Scott Wright before Morelos pulled the rebound far. Had the Colombian's finish been sharper, the Rangers would have finished the game within 20 minutes. He then hit another try into the turf after Lundstram - who now really showed what he was brought to Ibrox for - stormed forward 40 yards before Borna Barisic was flanked from the left. It took some desperate effort on the line to fend off three attempts by Leon Balogun when he encountered a Barisic corner, with Michael Smith eventually removing the threat after Gordon foiled the Nigerian's first two attempts at bundling. But after cracking the door so many times, it was Lundstram who finally went off its hinges five minutes before the break with a sensational start. Craig Halkett's clearance only made it to former Sheffield United midfielder Lundstram, who swept home with a 25-yard screamer. Gers dropped the standards after the break, however, and that only gave Hearts a lift. It took Hearts up to 20 minutes for Hearts to really test Allan McGregor, but Barrie McKay - who was returning to Ibrox for the first time since Pedro Caixinha showed him the door - found it harder to find Ibrox No.-footed center-back Goldson and Balogun. Substitute Roofe almost sealed the Rangers' win with 10 minutes left, but Gordon knew enough of the ex-Leeds forward's efforts to nudge him against the post. The Scottish goalkeeper then had to clear a Goldson header while Morelos' miserable day ended with five minutes from time when he failed to come home from five meters after Roofe did a great job tap-in him should have left behind. But McGregor won't want to see his share of Halkett's goal again as he fluttered into Gary Mackay-Stevens' corner, releasing the Jambos center-back to nod the death home. For most of the season it was slow starts that hampered the Rangers. This time they were right out of the blocks and if Alfredo Morelos hadn't had an idiosyncratic finishing, they would have ended the game early. But the lack of concentration that has ruined their campaign so far has haunted the champions again when they allowed Halkett to cancel the Lundstram opener. Yes, Rangers fans will point out that their team will stay ahead in the title race, but their misfires will only encourage the rest of the pursuers. Hearts stay just one point ahead, while Dundee United and Celtic have narrowed the gap to three and four points, respectively. If Gers can't fix his consistency issues, it looks like there might be some more thrills on the way to the finish line. It's been a slow start for John Lundstram at Ibrox, but there's no doubt the former Sheffield United midfielder is now up to speed. The 36-year-old again kept his distance during the international break when he made 90-minute appearances for Northern Ireland. It will be a great relief to Gerrard that he now has someone to rely on when he wants to give Davis some much-needed time off. After being the man of the game in Dundee and impressive against Hibs, he stepped up his performance again with a sensational opening goal and found the sweet spot to beat Craig Gordon's huge wingspan as he swept home from 25 yards. His control in midfield set the pace for a snappy pace that Robbie Neilson's side struggled with in the first half. Gers got lost after the break, but Lundstram can't take any blame as the men up front - Morelos in particular - couldn't capitalize on their earlier dominance. Coming from the nation that invented sledding, it is clear that he has a bark that can keep up with his bite, and he certainly pissed off Ianis Hagi with his antics at some point in the first half. Devlin has run on thin ice a few times with some of his tackles, but to be fair to the 23-year-old he can play and his opponents are unlikely to enjoy playing him. It took a decent stop from McGregor to deny him a first goal for his new club, but when he failed to beat the Ibrox veteran, he was slapped on the face by teammate Liam Boyce yelling for a pass.

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Alexander Zverev prevails against Andy Murray to reach the fourth round in Indian Wells

Alexander Zverev scored his first career win against Andy Murray with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) win that moved him into the fourth round at Indian Wells (Author: Gardener)

In the run-up to his first Masters 1000 match against a top five player in five years, Andy Murray had made his intentions clear. While Alexander Zverev, one of the most formidable players right now, was the overwhelming favorite, the Scot was here to win and remained confident of beating the German - and winning tournaments. That didn't prevail, and Murray will immediately take nothing but frustration from the missed opportunities in a turbulent game. But Murray once again competed with a top player on an equal footing and created opportunities for far more. In the end, Zverev demonstrated his quality by securing his 19th win in 20 games with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Murray. Zverev has now defeated all members of the "Big Four". A year after Zverev's ex-girlfriend Olya Sharypova claimed he had abused himself during their relationship, the ATP announced last week it would be conducting an investigation into the allegations, which Zverev welcomed. The 24-year-old has "categorically and unequivocally" denied abusing Sharypova, saying his lawyers have taken legal action against the publisher. Murray was one of the most prominent voices calling on the ATP to develop a domestic abuse policy and investigate these allegations. Murray opened the game well in the first moments and brought more pace to his first serve than Zverev initially struggled. The German blinked immediately and Murray took a 2-0 lead. That's his confidence, Zverev stayed calm in the early stages even after Murray saved two breakpoints in a 10-minute game to keep the 3-0 up, and he slowly calmed down. He held the serve and spent the remainder of the first set getting closer to the baseline while choking Murray with direct, offensive tennis directed by his previously volatile forehand. Zverev finished the opening set with 12 forehand winners while Murray, who offered little resistance when the result line wavered, only managed one. Murray looked for a solution in the second sentence and found it by essentially throwing the kitchen sink at his opponent. He opened the set by successfully eliciting forehand errors from the German with slippery balls, but over the course of the set he brought out an increasing number of drop shots, to mixed success, and he injected much more speed into his forehand. In the second set he broke out again and then, when Zverev had recovered from it, he went through service games. But a sloppy series of mistakes was never too far away and they came in at 5: 5, just as Zverev had started to consistently hit his forehand again. Under the immense pressure of No. 4, Murray made a double mistake at the breakpoint at 5-5. After one final break at the end, Murray played an average tiebreak that ended on a desperate point with both players on the net. “I think I didn't play well today. There was some good in it, but it got mixed up with bad. There wasn't any kind of consistency I don't think so. Yeah, I wouldn't play that as really well, ”he said. In the first half of the year, when Murray was constantly struggling with his fitness, he motivated himself with the thought that if he could enjoy just one period of fitness, the quality of his game would be largely untouched. Murray says he's feeling as fit now as he has been in a long time, which shows his strong recovery after a three-hour second-round win over Carlos Alcaraz. Yet he says that he "fights" his game. "The consistency isn't there," he said. It's kind of the moments when I've always been - I think for the most part - very strong, and I wasn't this year. For the past few weeks, Murray has wanted to make it clear that he is here to win these games and not settle for good performances. When he defeated No. 26 Ugo Humbrt on the way to his first ATP quarter-finals since 2019 in Metz, he pointedly described his week as "disappointing". His reaction here was no different, but it is of great value to compete so closely with one of the best in shape on the tour. In the women's draw, Iga Swiatek, the second seeded, couldn't keep up with the vicious, clean shot of an up-and-coming Jelena Ostapenko in a clash of former French Open champions when Ostapenko won 6-4, 6-3.

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Adele's Record 21 is the best-selling UK album by a woman of all time

While Adele is releasing Easy On Me from upcoming album 30, her second album 21 is confirmed as the best-selling in the UK by a woman in history. (Author: Gardener)

Adele's Grammy-winning plate 21 is the best-selling UK album by a woman of all time. The singer-songwriter's second album had the most sales and downloads in the UK from any female artist - with more than five million sales, according to figures compiled by the Official Charts Company for BBC Radio 2. The news came during the all-female chart countdown as part of the station's National Album Day celebrations. This year the station took up the topic of “women in music” and devoted the whole day to album tracks by female artists. Released in January 2011, album 21 was inspired by the singer's breakup with a former friend and included hits Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You and Set Fire to the Rain. It spent a total of 23 weeks at the top of the UK album charts, winning Album of the Year at the 2012 Grammy Awards and the Brit Award for British Album of the Year. The 33-year-old released her first new single in six years on Friday, Easy On Me, which has already climbed to the top of the charts. Her full album, titled 30, is slated for release on November 19th, with the singer recently saying she "doesn't panic" that Ed Sheeran's new album = (pronounced Equals) is out just weeks earlier. Radio DJ Jo Whiley, who announced the results in a top 30 countdown on BBC Radio 2, said: “Adele has enchanted us with her voice, her songs and her personality right from the start. “She tells it the way it is, whether it's on stage in front of thousands of people in Glastonbury or through the songs on her albums, and that's why she's so loved and a global superstar. “She sings it like she's serious - because she does. “She also has a phenomenal voice and hasn't changed from the very first Live Lounge I did with her on Radio 1 to my talk with her right before she headlined Glasto. Laura Busson, Chief Executive Officer of Radio 2 added, “Radio 2 is proud to support National Album Day by celebrating this year's theme, Women in Music, which plays songs by female artists all day. Adele also finished fifth with her 2015 album 25. MORE: Adele reveals album 30 tour hopes as she releases comeback single Easy On Me

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The voice that penetrates deepest into the soul of the world

The British superstar with a barebone ballad that returns to the essence of making music - and shows the industry the way (Author: Gardener)

Adele in the Easy On Me video After listening to Adele risking her soul, I tend to be very gentle with her. It's a bold comeback single from the world's best-selling contemporary music artist for daring to just do what she does best, avoiding fashion, trends, and any music business marketing logic to deliver a naked ballad with all of the feel that she can muster. Easy On Me is as reduced as a song can be, only vocals and piano in close connection. I'm sure there are record company executives around the world who are holding their breath and praying for it to work, wondering privately if it would have been better to add orchestras, beats, and guest rappers. After just under 18 months of the pandemic, the return of 33-year-old songbird Adele Adkins is expected to save the music business by delivering the first unstoppable, unassailable, multi-billion-dollar, multi-billion-selling, bulletproof blockbuster smash ours Post-Covid World. And she gives them a barebone ballad that is performed in a style that is practically ahead of recorded music history. There is nothing here but a song and a singer who brings a deeply felt emotional truth from the heart. To avoid Adele's last big comeback single - 2015's global super smash hit Hello - the clever lyrical teasing ("Hello, it's me") and the sleek, effective, constantly building power ballad production, she's direct this time returned to basics. Easy on Me shows the recently divorced singer, who asks her ex for understanding and forgiveness, accompanied by flowing, but unobtrusive piano accompaniment. It's basically a huge, pathetic, shame-and-apologetic apology, with the chorus asking, "Go gently to me baby / I was just a kid / I had no chance to feel / The world around me / Me Didn't have time to choose what to do / So make it easy for me. ”Honestly, if I were the person who romanticized her, married her, had a baby and then left because (like she did in her recent Vogue -Interviews with navel gazing formulated) "it just wasn't right for me", then I really don't do it I don't know what I would think of her particular pleading. It's a beautiful secret, but right now Adele has the voice that penetrates deepest into the soul of the world. And Lord, she sings her heart out of this song. There are many long, swaying notes that are full of emotion as words are stretched almost to tear with at least eight notes flowing through "easy" alone, or rather, "ee-ee-ee-ee-ee-ee-easeeee “Like Adele delivers it. The feeling is sincere, the conviction is absolute, the voice is absolutely convincing, and all that lies underneath is a gently played piano, the resonant tones underpin Adele, while her unrestricted performance draws us into her emotional world with hypnotic power. A kick drum and bass guitar kick in about the middle to add some substance and thicken the sound, but top to bottom this song is all about the piano, the voice, and the feel. I hope it totally destroys the world and reminds anyone who listens that songs don't need cluttered state-of-the-art productions, deafening hooks, trendy twists, or tricky guest stars. You need heart and soul, flowing melodies and sincere lyrics and a voice that can convey emotions and demand attention. In that regard, Adele's bared, heartfelt comeback is a matter of beauty and wonder.

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MailOnline takes a look back at Adele's complicated love life

Easy On Me isn't their first to be inspired by the end of a relationship as their previous albums 19, 21 and 25 were also written after Heartbreak. (Author: Gardener)

Adele wowed fans when she finally released her new single Easy On Me on Friday, inspired by her divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki in 2019 - her first one inspired by her tumultuous love life. Adele's first heartbreak, written on album 19, is said to have occurred a year earlier when she confessed her feelings to a bisexual man - only to be rejected. Their tumultuous love life lasted well into their twenties, with 21 composed after "losing the love of their life" and widely reported to be 34-year-old fashion photographer Alex Sturrock. Alex is said to have inspired Adele's lead track Hello off album 25, a song about revisiting a former flame and things looked like the star as she sang about being a mother to son Angelo, eight, and hers Relationship with Simon. Their marriage fell apart, however, and Adele channeled her heartbreak in 30, which is set to be released on November 19th. Here MailOnline takes a look back at the Tottenham-born star's complicated love life and the cathartic marks it influenced the nation's hearts: A cruel heartache at the age of 18 began her successful career when Adele was inspired to write her debut album 19 on hers unhappy relationship with a bisexual man. After Adele explained her romantic intentions to the mysterious man, he cruelly ran away with one of her gay friends just hours later. Despite the humiliation, the singer and man tried again to get their relationship working, but after cheating on them for four months, Adele couldn't take it anymore. Adele was writing about the drama on her official website at the time, stating, “My debut album is about being between 18 and 19; about love. Daydreamer is about this boy I was in love with, how really in love, he was bi and I couldn't handle it. “Anything I wanted from my boyfriend, he would never be. Adele said she wrote the album 21 in early 2010, over a period of three months after a relationship ended. Although the singer liked to vaguely refer to the inspiration for the album, she never really named the person in question. It is believed that Adele's lyrics from Hello (on album 25) also refer to meetings she had with the same previous love that she wrote about much of the second album, which was released in 2011. While it has never been revealed who got her through so many emotional struggles - most clearly in the hit song Someone Like You - reports previously dubbed fashion photographer Alex Sturrock, 34, who worked with brands like Nike, JD Sports, Sony, American Apparel, Vice and NME together. There's an open snapshot section of Adele on her US tour with pictures of her smoking in bed, sitting next to an "I love you" balloon, and wearing heart-shaped stickers on her face. Heat first connected the couple in 2012 with an unnamed close friend who claimed the couple had secretly dated from the summer of 2008 to April 2009, joining Adele on her US tour in 2009. The friend told celebrity magazine: "He's just a normal guy and they would laugh a lot together, eat junk food and ignore that their careers were going into the stratosphere." They should have avoided "doing things as a couple" and being photographed together. The buddy described the relationship as "fleeting" and claimed they went their separate ways after Mr. Sturrock started seeing someone else. At the time, The Sunday Mirror linked Tottenham-born Adele with part-time DJ Ned Biggs, while the New York Post named musician and actor Slinky Sunbeam as the mysterious ex behind Rolling in the Deep. Adele previously told The Guardian that she will never reveal the identity of the man behind her hurt love songs: “Who cares? I don't go out with celebrities. However, while keeping the man anonymous, Adele was publicly unabashed in hiding her feelings about him. In 2011, she spoke of her regret over her breakdown of the romance: "I don't think I'll ever forgive myself that my relationship with my ex at 21 isn't working because he's the love of my life." While 25 Hello's lead track was inspired by the encounter with the lost love of her life that inspired 21, Adele also references her ex-husband Simon, particularly in the song Water Under The Bridge, and motherhood on the album. Adele gave birth to her son Angelo at the age of 24, just before she wrote the songs. She had planned to write the whole album about motherhood, but then changed her mind and told the BBC at the time, “I've written pretty much an album about motherhood, but it's pretty boring. “I felt like I would never finish this album. I wanted to give up a lot because I couldn't. I thought I'd run out of ideas and lost my ability to write a song. ' She also shared how she was inspired by Madonna's track Ray of Light when she wrote the album the Material Girl star wrote after giving birth to their daughter Leon Lourdes, now 25. This is the record Madonna wrote after the birth of her first child, and for me, it's her best. After having a kid, I was so upset just because my chemicals just hit the roof and shit like that ... Myself, where I thought, 'F * ck, they really got back to themselves' until someone said : 'Well, obviously, ray of light.' The song Frozen, she said in particular, pushed her “back into herself” as she felt it was an expression from Madonna saying, “I've gotten my confidence to come and get myself done. " Her latest album 30 was inspired by her divorce from ex-husband Simon, with whom she shares her now eight-year-old son Angelo. Adele and Simon started dating in 2011. It was later reported that their Titanic-style 30th birthday party was actually a wedding reception. She said in a recent interview: “We got married when I was 30. It wasn't very long. ' They announced their split in April 2019, less than a year later, but she said she made the announcement "much later" than the split actually happened. She told an interviewer that the intro to her 2018 breakup anthem Easy On Me came to her in the shower, which meant the relationship was over in seven months or less. "I just went through the moves and wasn't happy," she said. Neither of us hurt each other or anything like that. It was just: I want my son to really love me and be loved. In an interview with Radio 1, she admitted to having started heated arguments with Konecki, now 47, after the relationship collapsed. In her most recent Vogue interview - which was her first in five years - Adele also spoke about her divorce from Simon, saying that she "left" him and "would have been unhappy if she hadn't put herself first". She said of the breakdown of their relationship, "When I was 30 my whole life collapsed and I had no warning about it. It just wasn't right for me anymore. I didn't want to end up like many other people I knew. "It wasn't miserable miserable, but I would have been miserable had I not put myself first. But yeah, nothing bad happened or anything. ' Regarding the aftermath of her divorce, she added, "I was embarrassed. This thing of not being able to get something going. It was heartbreaking then, but now I really find it so interesting. In that Interviewed also for the first time about dating her new boyfriend, Rich Paul. She said, "I started dating Rich, but they hated it. It feels like it's consistent and considerate enough that I don't care who knows. Rich and Adele confirmed their romance last month after they were spotted on a dinner date after going public in July while sitting in court at the fifth game of the NBA Finals in Phoenix, Arizona. Adele is said to have introduced sports agent Beau Rich, 39, with Angelo - her and ex Simon's eight-year-old son - and the Skyfall hitmaker has also dated Rich's three children. She also talked about her incredible weight loss over the past two years, saying, "It was because of my fear. I would just feel better when I exercised." It was never about losing weight, it was always about getting strong and giving me so much time every day without my phone. I exercise two or three times a day. '

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Adele's breathtaking comeback Easy On Me is already number one

Adele's stunning comeback single "Easy On Me" reportedly broke the world record by reaching number one on the charts in just three minutes. (Author: Gardener)

Adele's comeback single Easy On Me reportedly broke records around the world when it topped the charts overnight on its debut. The stunning ballad, reflecting the singer's divorce from husband Simon Konecki, was released at midnight and is the first piece of new music in five years. If anyone doubted whether Adele still wields the same power with which she broke multiple world records, including the shortest time for a video that hit a billion views on Youtube in 2015, the response to her latest single has been quick and irreversible Proved otherwise. At the time of this writing, just 12 hours after it debuted on Youtube, Easy On Me has well over 20 million views - and the number is growing. And according to Uproxx, citing the @chartdata Twitter account, which monitors music charts around the world, Uproxx claimed that the single hit number one on the US iTunes charts just three minutes after it was released. However, neither iTunes nor Apple have yet confirmed this potential record achievement. It still tops the iTunes and Apple Music charts at the time of writing. If Adele had made it to number one on the US iTunes charts in three minutes, it would have broken the previous record of Ariana Grande, whose song Positions reached the top spot in less than 10 minutes. After five years out of the limelight, the London-born fan frenzied earlier this year when she announced she would finally be releasing a new album. She previously talked about the lead single Easy On Me and said she wrote it to her nine-year-old son Angelo to try to explain the divorce between her and Angelo's father Simon. Both critics and fans have praised Adele's powerful new single, with Metro.co.uk praising her "unwavering honesty" which "hits harder than anything she has presented us so far". Adele's new album, 30, her first in six years, will be out on November 19th. “I have discovered really useful and healing mentalities with which I can lead, and I feel like I've finally found my feeling again. MORE: How to stream Adele's comeback single Easy On Me ahead of the 30th album release

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Adele, Elton John, Lance Bass, Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian & More Week's Biggest Winners (October 15)

From Adele's new single "Easy On Me" to Elton John's record streak in the UK charts, take a look at the "awards" that hit Billboard this week. (Author: Gardener)

K. artists have taken the world by storm with their latest songs. Sir Elton John's latest single "Cold Heart" with Dua Lipa and remixed by Pnau burned the official UK singles charts to # 1 on Friday (October 15), earning him his first UK No. 1 single Years. Adele confirmed her new era by giving us a glimpse into "Easy On Me", her new single ahead of her upcoming album 30, which she officially called "my ride or the most tumultuous time of my life" announcement. Sweetest Music News: Both Usher and Lance Bass have New Babies in Their Families Usher announced on Tuesday (October 12) that he had recently had his fourth and second children with girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea, a young boy named Sire Castrello Raymond , welcomed. Meanwhile, Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin became fathers for the first time (two times) with their twin "baby dragons", a girl named Violet Betty and a boy named Alexander James, on Wednesday October 13th. Biggest music news: Adele releases first single in five years “Easy On Me” from upcoming album 30 Adele lets us suppress tears with her new emotional piano ballad “Easy On Me”, which she released on Friday (October 15th). "Easy On Me" is the lead single from her highly anticipated upcoming album 30, which she also announced earlier this week that it will be out on November 19th, wrote in her detailed letter at around 30. Listen to "Easy On Me ”, read our song review here and find Adele's new album announcement here. Breaking music news: Elton John is the first artist to have top 10 hits in the UK charts in six decades of K. Chart history when his Dua Lipa and Pnau-assisted "Cold Heart" made the UK top 10 last week -Single charts stormed up, making him the first artist in history to hit a UK top 10 single in six different decades. The song finally jumped to the top of the charts on Friday (October 15) after spending at number 2 for three consecutive weeks. Across the pond, John is expanding his range from Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 to five different decades after "Cold Heart" jumped to 32nd this week. Kacey Musgraves' fifth album was not approved for the best country album category at the 64th annual Grammy Awards next year after the country screening committee decided it wasn't best for the genre. Read more about the Recording Academy's decision here and here and Musgraves' response here. Most Inspirational Music News: Ariana Grande Gives $ 5 Million Free Therapy To celebrate World Mental Health Day (October 10th), Ariana Grande has teamed up again with Better Help, an online therapy company, for up to $ 5 million free therapy donation. "I wanted to do this again with @betterhelp, hoping to bring a few more people in and maybe inspire a few of you to try something new and prioritize your own healing," she wrote on her social networks. Learn more about Grande's free therapy resource here.

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Adele jokes that she "doesn't panic" that Ed Sheeran's album release is near her

"I love Ed," said Adele. "And I really love his wife Cherry" (Author: Gardener)

When his album is released, Ed Sheeran doesn't have to spare Adele! K.'s Heart Radio joked the singer that her upcoming album would be released around the same time as Sheeran's album = (same). "Ed Sheeran put out an album around the same time," said radio host Adele, 33. "On the 19th?" asked Adele, to which the host replied: "Well, not the 19th .. Don't panic!" "He can panic!" She continued, "I love Ed, and I really love his wife, Cherry [Seaborn]." During the interview, the singer also joked that she is “ready to get famous again” - at least “for a little while”. (The singer has been outspoken about not loving being in the spotlight in the past.) RELATED: Adele Says She Is In A "Strong Place" Now, After Upcoming Album 30 "Was Bloody Hard To Make" I kind of got back on track for it last year in 2020 so I feel like I've prepared enough, "she said. Adele hinted at the healing of her divorce from ex Simon Konecki and said it was "Overdue," "exhausting," and "really hard work." The singer then said she was ready to finally tell her side of the story after being out of the public eye for so long. RELATED VIDEO: Adele Says She Is " not happy "in her marriage to Simon Konecki:" Neither of us hurt anyone "Others'" I've been away for quite a while and so much has happened and not everything, but some of it has been documented in the press and the like and I have said nothing, "she said it have been a couple of times where it was a bit too close to my home which made me want to say something publicly but I decided not to master it. "feelings too, doesn't mean they're going away." The singer said she was also a little "homesick" and was looking forward to going back home and visiting friends. RELATED: Adele releases emotional, piano-assisted single "Easy on Me" from highly anticipated album 30, "I Miss Her Much," she said. The interview comes as Adele released the first single from her album 30, entitled "Easy On Me". Also on Friday, Adele appeared with Greg James on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show and announced that it was "damn hard" to make her new album. "I think I was scared of it for a while and it really took care of me. Not just making this record, my own record, but also diving into other people's old records that I loved and discovering new artists on Soundcloud or whatever, "she said.

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