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Adele Trumps Taylor Swift for Best-Selling Album of 2012

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Kevin Mazur

Adele Continues Domination Unabated Despite coming out in 2011, Adele's 21 outsold every album of 2012 in the States—including Taylor Swift's Red. But as a consolation prize for Swift, her latest did out-perform her bf's LP: Red was the second best-selling album of 2012, while One Direction's Up All Night came in third. [Billboard]

The Host Adam Levine will host SNL on January 26 with Kendrick Lamar serving as the musical guest. [Vulture]

Brit-Eyed Pea Recent collaborator will.i.am is working with Britney Spears on her new album. [EW]

Cribs Last Waltz with Marr The Cribs' final track with Johnny Marr, recorded a few years back, is online now. [JohnnyMarrPlaysGuitar]

Simpsonsfishtrombones Tom Waits will appear on this Sunday's episode of The Simpsons as a paranoid survivalist. [CoS]

Phish Played Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" on NYE The cover-loving jam band tackled Sabbath's immortal tune at MSG to ring in 2013.

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