It does not matter what genre of music is your favorite. It does not matter which type of radio station you prefer listening to. It does not even matter if you live underneath an incredibly large rock and only come out from under it once a year to do your taxes. The fact is that you have heard of Adele. Yes, the songstress from across the pond has captured everyone’s ears and their hearts with her powerful and soulful voice, poignant performances, and amazing attitude. People are crazy about her, but is Adele that good? I like to think so and here’s why:
She makes funny people cry. This might not sound like a plus for the singer, but it really is. I just happened to catch an episode of Saturday Night Live on dish network Austin where they do a skit with the funny cast depicting what most people do when they hear Adele’s hit “Someone Like You,” cry. It is the perfect cry song, and SNL portrayed what so many people actually do. It was hilarious and true all at the same time. Watch it to see what I mean.
Her voice is seriously perfect, even after vocal chord surgery. Last week she proved that the surgery on her voice did nothing to her incredible singing voice as she belted out her performance on the Grammys. Speaking of Grammys…
Adele is a winner. Just last week she was nominated for six Grammys. You might be asking, “how many Grammys did this amazing artist carry home with her after the awards show?” Well, that is a great question. Adele took home six Grammy awards. Yes, nominated six times and won six times. Sounds like a real winner to me.
She is a real person. Okay, I suppose all artists are real people, but they are not all real and down to earth like Ms. Adele. Adele’s body and weight has made some headlines in the past, but she has made it very clear since the beginning that she sings and she wants people to focus on her voice, nothing else. She has even shed some pounds, but still her fashion choices are demure and elegant. You will not find her in gaudy little getups with the likes of Rihanna and Lady Gaga. No, Adele is classy and classic which is just another reason she is that good.
In celebration of Adele’s amazing success thus far and the success to come, I would like to give a toast. We should all toast to a singer who can make the world cry with the sheer beauty of her voices and lyrics, a woman with a voice of an angel, a winner, and a real person living in a world of fakes and phonies. Adele, here’s to you.