Adele latest news: Singer declines Oscar invite due to world tour conflict, 'Hello' surpasses another YouTube record

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English singer-songwriter Adele declined to be a presenter in the upcoming Oscar Awards. The highly-esteemed ceremony will be held on Feb. 28, just 24-hours prior to the commencement of the “Hello” singer’s world tour.

In a report from Mirror UK, organizers of the event have drawn up an offer of a deluxe personal airplane to ease the British singer’s apprehension that her travel and the burden that comes with it would eventually clash.

A source told the website, “Organisers are desperate to get her and will still do anything to make it happen but she feels the turnaround is too tight and will not let anything jeopardise her tour.”

Adele, however, was steadfast in spite of a few concerns from some members of her management that the occasion ? which will be held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California ? is such a can’t-miss VIP gathering.

“There were people in her team who think the Academy Awards is too big a deal to miss but Adele is in a league of her own in terms of fame and success. Amazingly, she doesn’t really need it,” the source also revealed.

Adele will begin her tour with a two-night appearance at the Belfast S SE Arena on Feb. 29 and March 1. Her series of live performances in the U.S. will commence on July 5 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

Recently, the 27-year-old blue-eyed soul crooner made another history courtesy of her latest single, as mentioned in Harper’s Bazaar. “Hello” took another giant leap in YouTube as it officially surpassed Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video. The single, which was taken from her latest “25” album, broke the one billion view mark in just only 87 days prior to its release. Psy’s music video was registered at 158 days before it reached one billion views.