Matt Doran’s Australian exclusive interview with Adele was put on hold after it was revealed that he hadn’t listened to his new album ’30’.
An Australian TV presenter has apologized for “disrespecting” Adele in her recently postponed interview, calling it a “horrible mistake”.
Matt Doran – from Channel 7 – flew from Sydney to London on 4 November to sit down for the one and only Australian interview with Adele to promote her latest record, but during the chat he admitted that he Didn’t hear the album.
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According to Australian media (via), the admission caused the singer’s label, Sony Music, to withhold the interview footage, which was part of a rights package that cost Channel 7A $1 million (£500,000). BBC News,
After apologizing and saying that he had missed an email with a preview copy of the album sent to him prior to release, Doran has taken to his show to offer further apologies and explanations for the situation.
talking on yourself during a monologue weekend sunrise On the show yesterday (November 27), Doran said: “If I’m being honest with you, that’s the bulk of the savings I deserve and I totally own.”
He continued: “The day we landed in London, there was an email from Sony. It didn’t mention Adele, but it did have a link to her album.
“The real, deadset, hand on heart truth is that I missed it. By an absurdly long margin the most important email I have ever missed in my life.”
Calling it a “terrible mistake”, Doran denied the claim that Adele walked out of the interview after learning she hadn’t heard the album, adding: “But it doesn’t matter at all because, the album links are missing. By doing, however much I may try to justify it, I have insulted Adele.”
Elsewhere, Adele has doubled the UK charts with her new album ’30’ and single ‘Easy on Me’.
The singer-songwriter took the top spot straight away with her fourth LP, which has become the fastest-selling record of 2021 so far after selling 261,000.
It also achieved the biggest first week sales for an album since Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ in 2017 as well as the biggest opener for a female solo album since Adele’s last album, ’25’ in 2015. did. official chart company,
The record is the biggest seller of the week on vinyl, with 16,700 copies sold on wax and the most streamed album of the week with 55.7 million plays across 12 tracks.
review ’30’, Granthshala Wrote: “Despite its more experimental moments, ’30’ still feels like the trademark Adele, in her own way most of the time. And after justified accusations of playing it safe in the past, the pop titan has been bracing territory.” It’s refreshing to see the spread – even if the hit-rate isn’t 100 percent.”