‘Billboard’ Crowns Adele Top Artist Of 2011
Just like the folks over at Rolling Stone and iTunes, Billboard has given Adele top honors!!!
The London singer, whose sophomore LP 21 has sold almost 5 million copies in 2011, has been crowned Billboard’s Top Artist of the year with her the top album and song of the year.
Speaking on her new found fame, the 23-year-old singer tells Billboard she’s still be the same person. “When it comes to staying myself — my career isn’t my life, it doesn’t come home with me. So it’s a piece of piss staying grounded and not being changed by it,” Adele says.
She claims that she has no desires to hit laced laced parties. “The same things I’ve always liked still satisfy me,” she notes. “Of course I’m bowled over by people’s response to 21, and when I meet artists I love, it blows my mind. But it baffles me as well. I go home and my best friend laughs at me, rather than going to a celebrity-studded party to rub shoulders with people who know me but who I don’t know. I’m Z-list when it comes to that shit.”
During the interview, Ade also speaks on the late great Amy Winehouse, who died this past July: “I certainly think Amy set the bar and a standard, but for singers and artists in general. Though of course there was a flurry of British women who came out with debut records after Back to Black, and I do think there was more interest because of her,” says Adele. “I loved her for the same reasons everyone else did — firstly, she was a remarkable singer but she was a believable and relatable artist, feisty but timid and fun but tragic — normal! She created herself. That’s what inspired me.”
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