25 Reasons you need to get into Adele right now!
Adele’s long-awaited third album 25 is out this Friday. If you’ve just woken from a 10-year coma and you’re not sure what the big deal is, here are 25 reasons you should be a Daydreamer (or Adele fan).
1. She’s funny.
4. She can sang!
5. She makes you feel the words she sings.
6. And she has the Grammys to back her up. 10 of them since 2009.
7. She’s always been the real deal. Showing off her abilities since her debut album 19.
8. Her first American network TV appearance was the infamous Saturday Night Live episode Sarah Palin appeared on while Tina Fey portrayed her.
9. Her second album 21 has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
10. It pretty well kept the recording industry afloat for a couple years, helping give 2011 a slight increase in overall album sales from 2010.
11. It spent 23 weeks at #1 in the UK and the US,
28 weeks at #1 in Canada,
30 weeks in the Netherlands,
32 in Australia,
a record 35 in Ireland,
and 38 weeks at #1 in Belgium…
and it’s STILL selling! Last week it was #24 on the Billboard 200 and the week before #19.
12. It was the best selling album of 2011 AND 2012. The first album to achieve that since Thriller in 1983-84.
13. She was named Billboard Artist of the Year for both 2011 and 2012.
14a. When Rolling In The Deep was the #1 single, 21 was #1 as the top selling album.
b. And again when Someone Like You was #1.
c. And again when Set Fire To The Rain was #1, making her the only artist ever to have three #1 singles from an album that was also #1 at the same time.
15. Someone Like You was the first ever piano-only ballad to hit #1 on the Hot 100.
16. She had surgery on her vocal chords in 2011.
17. And she can still sang!
18. She sang the theme to a Bond film: Skyfall.
19. It became the first Bond theme to win the Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best Original Song. It also won the Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
20. When she’s not making us emotional, she’s a swell mum.
21. She titles her albums after the age she was while living and writing them.