Awesome: Adele

  • That "Rolling In the Deep", a soul-folk song, made it to the top of the charts in the age of Kesha, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.
    • Not to mention she is now riding high with six Grammy awards but has also manged to get three songs in the Top Ten at Billboard charts at one time AND has made all-time album sales for 21.
    • Adele suffered a vocal cord hemorrhage. She could have lost the ability to speak, let alone sing. After six months where no one saw or heard her, she comes back with this.
  • Adele was once featured on the front page of Vogue with an obviously photoshopped picture of herself on the cover. Not only was this made without her consent, she has made her disapproval of it well known. She's quoted as saying "Iíve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. . . . I represent the majority of women, and Iím very proud of that.Ē"
  • List of reasons why 21 really is Adele's magic number:
    • 21 is the 21st album to go Diamond in the U.S. (10 million copies sold) during the Nielsen Soundscan sales tracking era
    • Said sales tracking began in 1991 - which, in 2012, was 21 years ago.
    • The album reached this milestone in November 2012 - 21 months after its release.
    • The album was released in the 21st century.
    • Only eight albums (including 21) have ever reached Diamond level U.S. sales in the first two years of their initial release. The last one to do so was *NSYNC's 2000 release No Strings Attached.
  • Becoming the first singer - out of the likes of Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Sheena Easton, Duran Duran, (gasp) hold on a sec, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, and Sheryl Crow - to win an Oscar for a Bond theme song (for Skyfall).
  • Hello broke the Vevo record for views in 24 hours, beating "Bad Blood"'s music video. It also set the record for most downloads in a single week, with 1.1 million downloads.
  • 25 has officially broken *NSYNC's first week U.S. sales record with 2.433 million albums sold in the first 3 days alone, with industry forecasters predicting it will finish the week off with 2.9 million albums sold in America. She might even surpass Utada Hikaru's 3 million record if it keeps up.