Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party: Adele lands biggest ever gig to join Beyonce
By FnF Desk | PUBLISHED: 10, Mar 2013, 11:33 am IST | UPDATED: 10, Mar 2013, 11:38 am IST
Having picked up an Oscar, Adele might have thought her incredible US adventure couldn’t get much better.
But now I can reveal the Skyfall singer has landed the biggest gig of next year – singing for Michelle Obama during her 50th birthday party at the White House.
According to the Daily Mail report, the 24-year-old star will join Beyonce at the bash on January 17 – proof she has been given the ultimate seal of approval in the US.
‘America’s First Lady will be holding a huge celebrity-packed party for her birthday at the White House next year and, as she adores Adele and Beyonce, she has asked them both to sing,’ says a source.
‘Adele has graciously accepted and waived her usual fee for the high-profile private performance. She will sing a selection of her most-loved hits for the First Lady and her friends.’
According to sources, Mrs Obama has long been a fan of Adele and is eager to share the singer’s talents with her nearest and dearest at her party.
The source added: ‘The Obamas will pay Adele’s expenses as it’s a private party, not a State one.’
The Oscars ceremony last month was only Adele’s second public performance since the birth of her son Angelo in October.
She wowed spectators when she sang the James Bond theme song Skyfall. The talented singer also picked up the Oscar for Best Original Song.
First Lady Michelle made a surprise appearance – via video-link – at the ceremony, when she presented the Best Picture statue to Ben Affleck’s movie Argo.
London-born Adele is rumoured to have secretly married her Old- Etonian partner Simon Konecki, 38, last year.