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Pop sensation Adele says to sing new Bond theme

Published on Oct 2, 2012 6:48 AM

LONDON (AFP) - British Grammy-winning singer Adele said on Monday she will perform the theme song for the upcoming James Bond movie Skyfall, following in the footsteps of artists including Shirley Bassey and Madonna.

Adele's official website announced that it would premiere the song at 12.07am London time on Friday (7.07am Singapore time) and gave fans the opportunity to pre-order it first. Friday is the 50th anniversary of the first Bond film, Dr No, and is being celebrated as Global Bond Day.

Adele had earlier posted a picture of herself on Twitter in a recording studio with the song credits, which are also attributed to Paul Epworth, who co-wrote and produced her hit single Rolling in the Deep. A month ago, a leading bookmaker paid out on bets that the 24-year-old singer-songwriter would sing the theme song in the new 007 adventure.

Adele herself hinted at her latest gig in an interview with British chat show host Jonathan Ross on his ITV1 show in Sept 2011, when she told him she planned to be back in the studio in November.

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