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An enigma called ADELE

To call Adele a star is an understatement. If anything, she is, to put ever so mildly, a national treasure, right at the top along with Elton John and Led Zeppelin. I was one of the lucky few to go to her concert in London and she totally rocked it! It was not just her music though – her stellar records speak for themselves but even as a person, she kept the atmosphere crackling with her endearing nuances and her witty humour. If music hadn’t discovered her, trust me, stand up comedy would have!

Here’s what makes Adele well – her 🙂

Humble beginnings

Unlike other artists who love the paparazzi, Adele is an extremely private person but it’s no secret that she was raised by a single mother who became a parent at a tender age of 19 and an alcoholic dad who deserted the family when Adele was a mere 3 years old.

From growing up in a cramped flat in Tottenham and moving on to live in South London making her living before fame found her, she truly has come a long way and is a beacon of hope for all those struggling working class artists who thrive to be successful.

Even those painful breakups can sometimes work out just OK

Yes, we all know this only too well – breakups are extremely painful and messy. But in Adele’s case, it all worked out in the end. Her first album 19, the one that went on to be the second best selling album of 2011 and as of March 2016 has sold a whopping 2.3 million copies just in the UK was written over her cheating boyfriend, the one for whom she cancelled her US tour in 2008.  As was her second album 21 which sold over 3.4 million copies in the UK.

The world sincerely thanks her ex for if not for him, there is a good chance Adele would never have discovered how truly special her voice and music can be!

Destiny just has its own way

Occasionally in a person’s lifetime, all stars align in perfect order making or breaking their life as they know it, or so it seems. In Adele’s case, all it took was one fated interview on America’s popular comedy show – Saturday Night Live! On air that same day was former Alaskan Governor, Sarah Palin who, originally slated to appear a week after, had to re-schedule due to campaigning emergencies. Two weeks after the show was aired live was the Grammy ballots for people to decide the songs they want to be nominated.

Adele came, Adele sang and Adele conquered.

The rest, my friends, is history.

Fame is temporary

Well not in her case, no. But while we are at it, whether it was her humble upbringing or lessons she learnt during her struggling days, but fame has hardly affected Adele. She would rather live with her mom than a sprawling bungalow and visits her old haunts often. She comes across a rather warm person with a wicked sense of humour and oh, a chatterbox even!

Body shamers be damned

While artists go to all extremities to lose weight and look their best, Adele is refreshingly different. She is happy and comfortable with her way she looks and loves her fine food too much to give it all up. She has always been a bit round, she believes there is absolutely no way she would lose weight unless it affects her health. Oh and of course, she makes music for the ears, not eyes.

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