Music sensation Adele comes rolling into the Masonic Temple for Adele Plays With MTV News

The critically acclaimed and soulfully sweet Adele makes her way across the pond for a special visit to MTV on Tuesday, March 1. While at CTV’s legendary Masonic Temple in Toronto, Adele closes MTV LIVE at 6 p.m. ET with a one-song performance, then sticks around to chat with MTV NEWS hosts Aliya-Jasmine Sovani, Johnny Hockin, and Sharlene Chiu and perform more songs from her sophomore album 21. The intimate conversation and performance is captured in a

30-minute special ADELE PLAYS WITH MTV NEWS premiering Wednesday, March 16 at 8:30 p.m. ET, exclusively on MTV.

MTV NEWS brings viewers a daily look at the uncharted landscape of popular culture. Every day, hosts Aliya-Jasmine Sovani and reporters Johnny Hockin, and Sharlene Chiu report on breaking news in the world of music, movies, and celebrity. The show often features in-depth interviews with emerging and established musical artists, including Arcade Fire, Brandon Flowers, Broken Social Scene, Dave Navarro, Kanye West, Usher, Wintersleep, and many more,

Adele performs in The Concert Hall at Toronto’s Masonic Temple, home to MTV in Canada. The long-standing landmark at the corner of Davenport and Yonge was home to concerts by David Bowie, The Pogues, as well as Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Led Zeppelin, and The Ramones before its transformation into the Canadian home of MTV. The venue has operated under various names and served as a rehearsal space for The Rolling Stones.

English singer-songwriter Adele burst into the British music scene in 2006 at the young age of 17. Her soulful voice and passionate lyrics made her the talk of an entire country before becoming the No. 1 breakthrough act in 2008. After a record-breaking performance on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE later that year, Adele’s talent gained worldwide recognition, both commercially and critically. Her first album 19 debuted at #1 and was certified double platinum in the UK. It also garnered her five Grammy nominations, two of which she won. Her sophomore record, 21, debuted at #1 in 17 countries and has sold over one million units since its release outside of North America in mid-January. North American fans can find 21 in stores today.

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