She's the biggest name in music entering her third million dollar selling week in the United States. Her album '25' is arguably the most popular album of all time and yet Adele remains humble. She's a class act and has been enjoying her time in the spot light after taking a four year break to get a new boyfriend, have a child, quit smoking, and fix her vocal cords. She's happy and vibrant with a new look showing off her lost weight and untraditional beauty. Adele is about to set off on her European and North American tours but for now is only promoting the album, as if it doesn't have enough press as it is.
TIME magazine captured Adele, a raw and unapologetic gem shining brighter than ever.
"He makes me so proud of myself, and he makes me like myself so much. And I’ve always liked myself. I’ve never not liked myself. I don’t have hangups like that. But I’m so proud of myself that I made him in my belly. Cooked him in my belly and then he came out of me! This human who’s suddenly walking around and doing his own thing. I can’t wait to know who his best friends are going to be, who his girlfriend or his boyfriend is going to be or what movies he likes… Whatever my kid wants to do or be I will always support him no matter what."
On Social Media
"Privacy is key to being able to write a real record, whether people like it or not. My life has changed so much, but I’ve made the realest record I can make, and it’s the real part of me. How am I supposed to write a real record if I’m waiting for half a million likes on a f—ing photo? That ain’t real."
"The fact that I’m not shy or embarrassed to be falling apart. Everyone falls apart, I think. A lot of people try to be brave and not shed a tear. Sometimes when you know someone else feels as s— as you do, or approaches things in a certain way just like you do, it makes you feel better about yourself. Even though my music is melancholy, there’s also joy in that. I hope I do bring joy to people’s lives, and not just sadness, but I think there’s there’s a comfort in it. But I honestly don’t know. If I knew, I would bottle it, and sell it to everyone else."
"I’m very self-conscious that I have a kid, and I don’t want him being one of those dickheads, who grows up being, like, 'Driver, driver!' She snaps her fingers. 'I have no clean clothes!' Well, have you washed them? I really don’t want him growing up like that. I’m very conscious of it."
On Fellow Artists
"I’m not throwing shade at anybody, but when you have a six-month build up, don’t expect me to be there the day your album comes out, because I’m bored. It doesn’t matter how amazing it is. You put seven songs out. I’ve heard the album. I’ve heard everything you want to say about it. I’ve heard it all over radio. Don’t expect me to not lose interest before it’s even happened."
"I feel uncomfortable being famous. How long should I feel like that? Because if you’re going to keep making music, there’s a 50-50 chance you’re going to be famous for the next 20 years. So do you want to be uncomfortable for 20 years, or do you want to just settle into it? I don’t want to have plastic surgery. I’m going to look like this forever. Deal with it. Once you deal with it, you feel more calm about it."