British soul-pop chanteuse Adele (nee Adele Laurie Blue Adkins) is a stunning young talent with a huge voice. After she recorded a few songs, a friend set up a MySpace page for her in early 2005; record execs discovered her there in their hunt for the "next Lily Allen." After signing to XL, she suffered from a terribly ill-timed case of writer's block -- that is until she fell in and out of love. A breakup opened the floodgates of emotion and creativity, resulting in her debut album 19. Inspired by great soul dames like Etta James and Billie Holiday and other singers such as Bjork, Jeff Buckley, Dusty Springfield and Jill Scott, Adele's sense of staggering, heartbreaking honesty and artistry are evidence of her superwoman resilience and everywoman experiences.
Adele Concert Films
Runtime: 1 hrThe eagerly anticipated wait is over, after 5 years since the release of her last album, Adele is back! Through her own words, video and live performance this documentary takes an incredible look at the life of this truly amazing artist.
Adele Top Tracks
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 56 minMind, Body & Soul Sessions features R&B phenom Joss Stone live in concert in 2004. Recorded at New York's Irving Plaza, the show begins with an introduction by the legendary Betty Wright, who co-produced the Brit's stunning debut, The Soul Sessions, and co-wrote several songs on the second, Mind, Body & Soul. The barefoot singer then gets down to business, performing a solid selection of material from both albums, including "Super Duper Love" from the first and "You Had Me" from the follow-up. Stone receives strong support from a tight band, distinguished by powerful drummer Caesar Griffin.
Live in Atlanta
Runtime: 2 hr 35 minDestiny's Child's Live In Atlanta serves as a dazzling chronicle of their final tour together. See the hits-"Survivor," "Say My Name," "Lose My Breath"-alongside killer solo performances by Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Between the Line: Live at the Fillmore
Runtime: 1 hr 17 minMounted and shot live at the legendary Fillmore concert hall in San Francisco, California, this music set features the uniquely gifted, talented and beautiful young singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, an adult alternative musician frequently compared to Norah Jones and Fiona Apple. Danny Clinch and Pablo Cassaverde direct; selections include: "August Moon," "City," "Love Song," "Bottle it Up" and many more. As an extension of the concert itself, the program takes viewers behind the scenes, both during the days leading up to the gig and backstage at the actual concert, and provides a gentle biographical portrait of the recording artist.
Runtime: 1 hr 24 minMiley Cyrus took the world by storm as she brought her Bangerz Tour to fans across the world. The highly anticipated concert film features show stopping performances along with behind-the-scenes look into the tour and her personal life.
Runtime: 2 hr 17 minThis film features a Behind the Scenes feature called Around The World In 397 Days, a documentary called Barefoot - a 20-minute documentary focusing on Shakira's nonprofit organization shot in Columbia, and 16 great Shakira tracks from her recent tour.
Runtime: 2 hr 1 minThe Confessions Tour, filmed at London's Wembley Arena during her worldwide sold-out 25-city Confessions Tour (2006's top-grossing tour world-wide), features songs from throughout the dance diva's career but largely focuses on Confessions On A Dance Floor.
Live in London & New York
Corinne Bailey Rae
Runtime: 59 minCiting influences as diverse as Björk, Erykah Badu, and L7, Corinne Bailey Rae burst onto the music scene in 2006 with her self-titled debut. These two concerts include fan favorites from the singer-songwriter, including performances of the simple "Like A Star" and the sultry "I'd Like To. " LIVE IN CONCERT LONDON & NEW YORK also features videos for four of her singles, including "Put Your Records On" and "Trouble Sleeping. "
Stripped: Live in the UK
Runtime: 1 hr 54 minStripped: Live In The U.K. is the first live release from Christina Aguilera, documenting her sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Arena during her first-ever European tour.
The Diary of Alicia Keys
Runtime: 1 hrAlicia Keys achieved instant success in 2001 with her debut album Songs In A Minor. A No.1 album in the US and No.6 in the UK it has sold in millions around the world. The album won a Grammy for Best R&B Album and there were three Grammys for the song Fallin, including Song Of The Year. In addition Alicia Keys won the Grammy for Best New Artist, an extraordinary haul for such a young performer. In 2003 her second album, The Diary Of Alicia Keys, was released and again took the US No.1 spot. The album was followed by a tour that visited Europe, Asia, Africa and of course America, with sell out concerts wherever she went. This program follows Alicia Keys at home and on tour across 2003/4. There are interviews with Alicia in different locations, performance footage from early in her career and live footage from the tour. There are backstage exclusives and extended segments of Alicia in Monte Carlo and on her first trip to Africa and a behind the scenes look at the filming of the video for Girlfriend. It is a candid portrait of her feelings and experiences all told in her own words and with her full co-operation.
Live at V Festival 2014
Runtime: 42 minSam Smith’s performance at the Live at V Festival 2014 is one of those performances that captures the audience in a heartbeat. Among the performed songs are the hits “I'm Not the Only One”, “Lay Me Down”, “La La La,” and of course the ultimate chartbreaker ”Stay with Me”.
It comes as no surprize that in December 2014, Smith was nominated for six Grammy Awards, and at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2015 he won four: Best New Artist, "Stay with Me" for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, and In the Lonely Hour for Best Pop Vocal Album.
I Am...World Tour
Runtime: 1 hr 39 minBeyoncé's I AM...WORLD TOUR captures concert footage from numerous shows edited into one extraordinary concert. Weaved into this concert are highlights that give a rare glimpse into the dynamic and personal world of this multi-faceted icon.
Runtime: 60 minAmy Winehouse was one of the most discussed singer-songwriters of her generation. Her soulful voice won her critical acclaim, scores of awards and fans from all walks of life, while her turbulent and decadent lifestyle made her an irresistible target for the press. In a time when photographs of Amy Winehouse in many states dominated the front pages, each new picture surpassing the last, as she appeared to incrementally crumble under the cocktail that was the magnitude of her success, it was her unique and heartfelt music that touched the hearts of millions of fans. Share her legacy.
TV Is My Parent - Live From New York
Runtime: 59 minTV is My Parent is an incredible live concert by critically renowned singer SIA. This performance this is a MUST for all her fans, as well as for those who have yet to experience the true power and live talent of SIA.
Runtime: 52 minRecorded in 1992, this unforgettable performance features Mariah backed by an all-star band in the most intimate of settings. Included are the #1 hits “Emotions,” “Someday” and the Jackson 5 classic “I’ll Be There” featuring Trey Lorenz.
Queens of Pop
Runtime: 28 minIn January 2011, ARTE viewers voted for the ‘Queens of Pop’. 8 pop queens were chosen from 50 proposals and these are presented in a 26-minute documentary: From the 1960s: Diana Ross. From the 1970s: Donna Summer and Debbie Harry. From the 1980s: Madonna. From the 1990s: Britney Spears and Mariah Carey. From 2000-2009: Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. The title of the programme, ‘Queens of Pop’, in itself shows where the emphasis lies – none of those simplistic chart rankings, but instead a documentary series that looks at our cultural history, dealing with the women who shaped popular music over the past fifty years.