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; in fact, it was the number one single of 2011.
    • 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 "I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. . . . I represent the majority of women, and I’m very proud of that.”"
  • 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, Madonna, 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.
    • Ironically, two years later, Taylor Swift would reclaim her record with the release of the "Look What You Made Me Do" music video.
  • 25 has officially broken *NSYNC's first week U.S. sales record with 2.433 million albums sold in the first 3 days alone, finishing the week with 3.38 million records sold. She even broke Utada Hikaru's first week record of 3 million for an album sold in a single territory. According to the United World Charts, 25 sold over 5.7 million copies in its first week globally, making it the fastest selling album ever, in the world, and sold 2 million more in the second week. Judging by chart predictions, 25 could be the fastest album ever to go diamond, as it sold over 7 million copies in just three weeks.
    Dlisted: And then it will go on to be the first album chosen as a national anthem (yes the whole album) before being placed in a rocket with the words “YOU’RE WELCOME – EARTH” spray painted on the outside and shot into space by NASA. At which point, it will start breaking records on the music charts of every other planet in our solar system. And then hipster aliens from a far away planet who only listen to underground stuff from Pluto will hear 25, get just as obsessed with Adele as we have, and shoot it to the top of the charts of Blorg 6.
  • Adele has pretty much avoided a Hatedom, with everyone acknowledging her talent and her general reception being lukewarm at worst.
  • Rapping Nicki Minaj's verse from Monster well enough that Nicki herself praised it.
  • Abruptly stopping a song to berate a security guard who was inexplicably telling people to stop dancing and sit down.