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We will always love her

Posted 2/15/2012 2:39:00 PM

I've been surprised, with this week's Whitney Houston tributes, at how much time has passed since we heard some of her biggest songs. We played “One Moment in Time” this morning, and it's one of her many hits that you could sing the hook without even stopping to think. But when the song started, it took a moment before I recognized it, and here's why: we hadn't actually played that song on Magic since Fall, 2000.

It's the same story with many of her great songs: “Where Do Broken Hearts Go,” “All at Once,” “Didn't We Almost Have it All,” “Hold Me,” “I'm Every Woman,” all of these songs slipped out of the music library and went unheard for over a decade. Of course Whitney kept a strong presence on the radio: “How Will I Know” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” continue through today with consistent airplay. And “I ...

Good news for Adele

Posted 11/15/2011 5:33:00 PM

As you've probably heard, Adele was in Boston recently for throat surgery.  The world renowned surgeon Dr. Steven M. Zeitels, director of Massachusetts General Hospital's Voice Center, says she is recovering well and he expects her voice to get "completely back to normal." She had been forced to cancel many concert appearances as a result of hemorraging in her vocal cords.

More good news for Adele: along with her many weeks at the #1 spot for her album "21" in the US, she just passed a huge landmark for sales in Europe.  She's the first artist to sell one million copies of an album in Europe. 

Adele wrote on her blog this week that she's "chilling out...and getting back to my mime show now" after the surgery.  We wish her the best!