Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born May 5, 1988), known professionally as Adele, is undeniable talented. She is on the cover of Out Magazine for June 2011 and she looks stunning. She is so humble and tries so hard to downplay her celebrity as big of an artist as she is. Although she is the first living artist since the Beatles to have had 2 number one albums in the British top 5, she still wonders when her success will start slowing down. She says, I’ve lost a few friends who just don’t get it and treat me weird, but that she has managed to maintain her identity and keep sight of the things that count.
I’ve met people I admire, and people I don’t admire who are completely affected by their success, and I f*cking hate them,” she says. “There’s so many people who believe their own hype and treat people like shit, and if I was ever like that I would absolutely stop doing what I’m doing for a while and go and find myself again. I find it grotesque when people change because of it, but maybe it’s because they’re not as good at keeping in contact with the people who love them for a reason.”
Adele’s new album 21 was released in January 2011 in the UK, and in February in the US. The album was her second release and was well received critically and went on to selling 208,000 copies in its first week in the UK and debuting at number one on the UK Albums Chart for sixteen weeks. In the United Kingdom, 21 has been certified ten times platinum. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in the US, selling 352,000 copies in its first week. The album has charted at number one in 17 countries.