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Exclusive Stream: Adele Dazzles in 'Live at the Royal Albert Hall'

Preview the soul singer's new concert set featuring 'Someone Like You' and 'Rolling in the Deep'

November 23, 2011 10:30 AM ET
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Adele, 'Live At The Royal Albert Hall'
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Adele has had a phenomenal year. Her second album 21 has been the biggest-selling record of 2011, and her hits "Someone Like You" and "Rolling in the Deep" have made her a cross-generational superstar. Though the British singer has had the sort of year most artists can only dream of, there has been a downside, as her struggle with recurring hemorrhaging of her vocal cords has forced her to cancel dozens of concerts and keep out of the public eye until she has fully recovered. In the meantime, fans can enjoy her new concert album Live at the Royal Albert Hall, which includes selections from both of her albums performed at the legendary venue in London earlier this year. You buy the DVD/CD set from Amazon tomorrow, and stream the album in full today.

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