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Adele, Bruno Mars, Civil Wars among Grammy sales winners

Adele at the 2012 Grammy Awards

Adele's latest album has only 304 million people left in the U.S to reach. One full year after its release, her "21" continues to find a new audience. In its 52 weeks in the top 10 of the U.S. pop charts, "21" has now sold more than 7.3 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. 

In the first full sales week after her Grammy wins and performance, Adele's "21" has tallied its best week ever on the U.S. pop chart, selling another 730,000 copies to its total. This places it atop the pop charts for the 21st nonconsecutive week. The run, as reported earlier, sees Adele surpass the 20-week grip at the top of the pop charts by the Whitney Houston-led soundtrack to "The Bodyguard."

Adele, back in the news last night for flipping the bird at the Brit Awards, has two albums in the Top 5. Her 2008 debut, "19," sold 87,000 copies this week, and has sold just shy of 2 million since its release. The mighty increase by her "21," however, is the largest post-Grammy sales bump since SoundScan began providing the music industry with accurate sales data in 1991. The previous post-Grammy high was held by Norah Jones, whose "Come Away With Me" sold 621,000 copies after her multiple Grammy wins in 2003. 

The Feb. 12 Grammy telecast was kind to numerous other artists as well. Bruno Mars saw his genre-hopping, R&B-centered debut, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans," rocket back into the Top 10, up from No. 30 to No. 8 this week. Mars performed his vintage rocker "Runaway Baby" near the top of the Grammy telecast, and his album sold 38,000 copies this week compared with 16,000 the previous week. 

Likewise, folksy rock duo the Civil Wars, who performed a snippet of the title track to their debut, "Barton Hollow," on the Grammys, moved from No. 41 on the pop charts to No. 10. The act performed just before country star Taylor Swift, and manager Nate Yetton said the act's website was immediately flooded with traffic. Post-Grammys, "Barton Hollow" shot to the Top 5 of the iTunes charts, and the sudden interest in the duo even inspired this MTV headline: Who are the Civil Wars? The act are far from a secret, however, as "Barton Hollow" has now sold more than 330,000 copies. 

Fans also continue to gravitate toward the work of Whitney Houston after her sudden passing on Feb. 11. Her "Greatest Hits" is at No. 2 this week, having sold 176,000 copies. Slightly further down, her 1985 debut, "Whitney Houston," is at No. 37, and her soundtrack to "The Bodyguard" is at No. 38. They have each sold a little more than 17,000 copies. 

Last week's top debut, Van Halen's "A Different Kind of Truth," drifts from No. 2 to No. 6, suffering a 69% sales dip. This week, the album sold 58,000 copies. Paul McCartney's "Kisses On the Bottom," which also debuted last week, had a slightly more consistent second week, with sales down just 22%. Only a couple dozen albums sold separate Van Halen and McCartney, and the latter no doubt benefited from his multiple Grammy appearances.

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Image: Adele at the 2012 Grammy Awards. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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Nicola Roberts fashion: Star sits front row at fashion show

The stylish former Girls Aloud star gave the Brit Awards a miss to attend another fashion show in London.

And she made an eye-catching figure in the unusual jumper dress, which was also printed on the back.

Nicola teamed the grey oversized garment with bare legs, a pair of clumpy black boots and red lipstick.

Nicola Roberts at London Fashion Week

Front row ... Nicola Roberts

Inside the KTZ Catwalk Show, Nicola sat front row as she admired the new collection.

She also enjoyed a chinwag with former pop rival Rochelle Wiseman, from The Saturdays.

Nicola Roberts and Rochelle Wiseman

Girl power ... Nicola Roberts and Rochelle Wiseman

Liz Taylor played the title role in Cleopatra in 1963 and famously married her co-star Richard Burton.

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Pregnant presenter Sarah Cawood shows off her huge baby bump at fashion week party

By Emily Sheridan

Last updated at 1:08 AM on 23rd February 2012

She's only got a few weeks to go before giving birth to her first child.

So TV presenter Sarah Cawood made the most of her last few weeks of freedom as she enjoyed a night out at a London Fashion Week party.

The former Live & Kicking host, 39, looked giddy with excitement as she proudly showed off her sizeable bump on the red carpet.

So excited: TV presenter Sarah Cawood shows off her baby bump at the Hybrid party at Jewel Piccadilly in London

So excited: TV presenter Sarah Cawood shows off her baby bump at the Hybrid party at Jewel Piccadilly in London

The redhead looked glowing in a black empire line creation as she joined fellow celebrities at the Jewel Piccadilly bar to mark the re-branding of the Hybrid label.

Cawood, who announced she was expecting last September, is eight months pregnant.

It will be the first child for the TV star and her fiancé Andy Merry.

Baby on the way: Cawood is expecting her first child in early April

Baby on the way: Cawood is expecting her first child in early April

When she announced her expectant state, she wrote on her official blog: 'I'm really excited!!!! I have dreamt of starting a family for a long time and I'm thrilled that I'm getting the chance. Many women aren't so lucky and I feel very blessed. We both do.'

Cawood's baby joy comes after she sadly suffered a miscarriage early last year.

Cawood recently admitted she was planning to get married in a green wedding dress when she ties the knot in December.

Delighted: Cawood's pregnancy comes after she sadly suffered a miscarriage last year

Delighted: Cawood's pregnancy comes after she sadly suffered a miscarriage last year

She wrote: 'I'm not getting married in any version of white. Why? Mainly because it doesn't really suit me. And I'd like to be different from every other bride in the Western World.

'So I've decided I'd like to get married in a deep, rich and festive green. (yes, I've heard it's unlucky to marry in green but that's an old superstition. And I'm not superstitious.).

'There will be no sodding doubt about who the bride in the room will be though: I will be the one in the VERY POSH, VERY BIG DRESS.'

TV star: Cawood with her former Live & Kicking co-hosts Ortis Deley, Katy Hill and Trey Farley

TV star: Cawood with her former Live & Kicking co-hosts Ortis Deley, Katy Hill and Trey Farley

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'He came at me like a bull in a china shop': Ricky Rayment's foul-mouthed public rant after Arg confronts him about flirting with ex Lydia

By Alanah Eriksen

Last updated at 11:44 PM on 22nd February 2012

He's only appeared in three episodes, but Ricky Rayment has already caused trouble.

The newcomer showed his temper on The Only Way Is Essex after James 'Arg' Argent confronted him about flirting with his ex-girlfriend Lydia.

The 21-year-old caused a massive scene during his date with Cara Kilbey, leading a foul-mouthed rant in a restaurant.

Fiery: On the latest episode of The Only Way Is Essex. James 'Arg' Argent confronted Ricky Rayment about him flirting with his ex Lydia Bright

Fiery: On the latest episode of The Only Way Is Essex. James 'Arg' Argent confronted Ricky Rayment about him flirting with his ex Lydia Bright

Their intimate meeting had been interrupted by Arg, who was in the restaurant with his grandmother Nanny Brighton and his best friend Mark Wright's sister Jessica and her grandmother Nanny Pat.

When Cara went to sit with the other group, Arg told Ricky: 'Listen. Lydia's not my girlfriend at this moment in time so she's free to do whatever she wants.... the thing that bugs me is that you're flirting with Lydia non stop... and you're telling James and Diags that "Oh I wouldn't crack on with Lydia because it's fresh but I will move on to her soon".'

Ricky replied with: 'I'm not cracking on with Lydia. Yes I'm a flirt. Yes, if I hadn't known her for eight years, I probably would go out with her. She's a lovely girl. You know that yourself.'

Tempers flaring: The debate became extremely heated after Arg accused Ricky of making snide remarks about him behind his back

Tempers flaring: The debate became extremely heated after Arg accused Ricky of making snide remarks about him behind his back

Tempers flaring: The debate became extremely heated after Arg accused Ricky of making snide remarks about him behind his back

What a great first date! Ricky had been on a date with Cara Kilbey before they were interrupted by Arg

What a great first date! Ricky had been on a date with Cara Kilbey before they were interrupted by Arg

Arg continued: 'I think you should take into consideration, we were together for four years, the breakups been hard on both of us, so maybe you should consider that a little bit.'

In previous episodes, Ricky was seen talking to Lydia in a spa during Sam Faiers' house-warming party, and going for coffee with her later.

He added last night: 'I could easily be muggy about this. I could say "What's it got to do with you mate?" But i haven't.'

Arg asked him outright: 'I want to know now. are you either going to crack on with Lydia, or make snidey comments behind my back?'

But he insisted: I'm with Cara. That's that. I'm not moving on with Lydia later on.'

A bit of family time! Arg was at the pub with his best friend Mark Wright's sister Jessica and their grandmothers

A bit of family time! Arg was at the pub with his best friend Mark Wright's sister Jessica and their grandmothers

Friends: Arg's grandmother Nanny Brighton appeared on the show for the first time since the Christmas special, alongside Jess' grandmother Nanny Pat

Friends: Arg's grandmother Nanny Brighton appeared on the show for the first time since the Christmas special, alongside Jess' grandmother Nanny Pat

What a gentleman: Arg brings the group glasses of wine

What a gentleman: Arg brings the group glasses of wine

Arg went back to his table and told the others: 'I feel a bit better now but it's all depending on what he does from here.'

Cara then rejoins Ricky and he launched into a verbal attack about Arg.

'He came at me like a hull in a china shop. I'm f****** fuming... with everyone right now. It's bulls***. I've got the f****** hump. I've known the girl for 10 years. Why would I be talking about cracking on with her if it weren't fresh?'

He explained that Joey and Diags had asked him if he would like to date Lydia and that he's said he would if he hadn't known her for so long and she hadn't just broken up with Arg.

Where is he? Cara waits patiently for her date after Ricky called her to say he'd be late

Where is he? Cara waits patiently for her date after Ricky called her to say he'd be late

Where is he? Cara waits patiently for her date after Ricky called her to say he'd be late

Jess then came to check what all the yelling was about, saying: 'I just wanted to check she was allright. We could hear you shouting on the other side of the restaurant. You're on a first date, you shouldn't be doing this, seriously.'

Ricky quipped; 'This is not a date. This is a drink.'

Cara said to him: 'You're so f****** loud and he said he couldn't 'help it', adding 'that really is me'.

Ricky has since tweeted about the incident, saying: 'Didn't mean to shout :( lost my rag cos of the Arg sitch... @carakilbey knows I've apologised for being an idiot x.'

He then proceeded to re-tweet his 'favourite' messages of support from followers, and replied to a message from glamour model Jodie Marsh saying he'd apologised to Cara.

On message said that Arg 'lloked like the silly one' and that he was 'out of order'.

Arg also tweeted, saying: 'Missed show 2night but thanks every1, so much love. So much better 2 say something to someones face then b**** n be 2 faced.'

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Obama sings the blues with Jagger, B.B King

(Reuters) - Bill Clinton had his saxophone, but President Barack Obama can sing the blues.

Obama lent his voice to a White House jam featuring Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy on Tuesday during a celebration of blues and its influence on modern pop culture.

After wowing crowds in January by singing a line from Al Green's classic hit "Let's Stay Together" at a Harlem fundraiser, the U.S. president sang a verse of "Sweet Home Chicago" in the all-star finale of a TV special taped at the White House.

"We were trying to get you to help us sing. I heard you singing Al Green," blues guitar legend Guy hollered to Obama on Tuesday. "So you started something. You got to keep it up now. You can do it."

Taking a microphone handed to him by Rolling Stones frontman Jagger, a smiling Obama sang a solo verse of "Sweet Home Chicago" before handing back to the band.

The performance was part of a PBS television special marking

Black History month that will be broadcast on February 27 as "In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues," the public broadcaster said.

Obama's blues solo recalled Clinton's saxophone playing appearance in 1992 on the "The Arsenio Hall Show", which was credited with boosting his presidential campaign.

Obama's brief rendition of "Let's Stay Together" in January helped increase sales of the 1971 Al Green classic by 490 percent in the following week, according to Billboard magazine, and the YouTube video has been viewed more than 7 million times.

(Reporting By Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

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Caroline Flack gets a Rizzle Kiss from Rizzle Kicks' Jordan Stephens

The 32-year-old was snapped leaving a Brits after party with the 20-year-old rapper, 12 years her junior.

Looking a little worse for wear, the pair looked close as they whispered into each other's ears and snuggled up together in the early hours of this morning.

TV presenter Caroline recently split from 18-year-old One Direction star Harry Styles after a three-month romance, but last night she looked happy in the company of the rap artist.

Rizzle Kicks had earlier taken to the stage with X Factor Star Olly Murs at the Awards ceremony to perform their hit Heart Skips A Beat.

Caroline Flack with Rizzle Kicks star Jordan Stephens

Rebound ... Caroline looks happy with Rizzle Kicks star Jordan after split with Harry Styles

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But it was her ex who had triumphed - Harry and his band mates scooped the Best British Single Award for What Makes You Beautiful.

It was no doubt a wise choice that he celebrated at a different venue to his ex – Caroline enjoyed herself with Jordan at the Universal do at the Tate Modern while the boy band partied at a Sony bash at the Arts Club.

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Ladies' man ... girls line up to meet Harry

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And it seemed that newly single Harry was enjoying some female attention, as a group of beauties queued up to kiss him on the cheek.

Harry Styles

Peck ... Harry lands a kiss on a mystery woman's cheek

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He also fuelled rumours that he is over his ex by tweeting last night, "I definitely fancy "Nicky Minaj"".

Harry Styles on stage at The Brit Awards

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