YMMV: Adele

  • Awesome Music: "Someone Like You", and every live performance of it.
    • "Set Fire To The Rain" is pretty good, too.
    • "Skyfall", her theme for the James Bond movie of the same name. Listen to it here.
  • BBW: She doesn't have the sassy attitude associated with the trope, but her chubby looks is part of what endears her to a big part of her fandom, and she goes for a classier, more classic aesthetic when compared to her raunchier contemporaries. And whether you're into her body type or not, pretty much everyone agrees she has a gorgeous face.
  • Even Better Sequel: See Awesome Music above.
  • Fandom Rivalry: Her fans vs. Taylor Swift fans.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: She's just as big, if not bigger, in the U.S. as she is in her native UK.
  • Hype Backlash: Par for the course for every popular artist, but the fact that she's actually injuring her voice causes trained (or more-trained) musicians to protest.
  • Incredibly Long Note: There's one in the middle of the first verse of "Rumour Has It". Listed under YMMV because it's only six counts and trails off at the end — long, yes, but not exactly eye-popping.
  • Memetic Badass: The "cocaine ninja" in the video for "Rolling in the Deep". It's actually a woman dancing in flour.
  • Narm Charm: Good lord, if half her songs were sung by someone else, it would come off as whiny. But Adele has such an amazing voice, that you believe every single word and every single vocal inflection. She could sing the back label of a toilet cleaner bottle and it would sound like the most profound thing ever.
  • Signature Song: Previously "Chasing Pavements", but now unquestionably "Rolling In the Deep," although "Someone Like You" may fit this more outside the United States.