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Adele: James Bond 'Skyfall' theme recorded by British pop star

Adele: James Bond will make his 23rd appearance this fall in 'Skyfall.' Adele is behind the James Bond theme song for 'Skyfall,' which will be released this November in the US.

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Adele's James Bond theme will be officially released Friday.

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Grammy-winning British singer Adele is adding Bond girl to her superstar resume by signing on to write and sing the theme of the latest James Bond film "Skyfall" - her first song to be released since her best-selling heartbreak album "21" - Columbia Records said in a statement on Monday.

Adele, 24, who swept the Grammy Awards earlier this year with accolades in six categories, will release the song on Friday on her official website, to coincide with the Bond film franchise's 50th anniversary and Global James Bond Day.

The sultry singer wrote "Skyfall" with long-time collaborator Paul Epworth. She recorded it at London's Abbey Road Studios with a 77-piece orchestra. Adele said in a statement that she was persuaded to do the song after she "fell in love with the script."

"I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for 'Skyfall.' There's a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song," the singer said.

"When we recorded the strings, it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I'll be backcombing my hair when I'm 60, telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day, I'm sure."

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