Adele, James Bond
Following her recent Oscar win for SKYFALL, producers of the James Bond franchise want Adele to become a staple of the series, according to the U.K.'s The Sun. The singer is reportedly confirmed to write and perform the next 007 theme song, as well.
A source told the paper, "Producers are thrilled by how well the song has been received and hope Adele's presence on the next film will replicate that success."
SKYFALL, is the first Bond theme ever to debut in Billboard's Top 10 and the first to be nominated for an Oscar since "For Your Eyes Only" in 1981.
The source goes on to say, "They want her to become as synonymous with Bond as Dame Shirley."
Shirley performed three Bond theme songs throughout the long-running franchise's history: GOLDFINGER in 1964, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER in 1972, and MOON RAKER in 1979. As the paper notes, none of her songs ever took home an award, or have come close to selling the number of copies SKYFALL has. Since it debuted last fall, Adele and Paul Epworth's theme has sold over three million copies worldwide. You can thank the digital marketplace for that.
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The success of Adele's albums has earned her numerous records in the Guinness Book of World Records. She became the first artist in history to lead the Billboard 200 concurrently with three Billboard Hot 100 number ones. Adele is also the first female artist to have three singles in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, and the first female artist to have two albums, "19" and "21" in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously.