UK singer-superstar Adele covers the May 2013 issue of Elle US for their Women In Music issue, which also features Alicia Keys and Rita Ora.
The music issue includes a tribute to Adele and the thoughts of fellow musicians – including Katy Perry, Britney Spears, John Mayer and legend Barbra Streisand – on her meteoric rise to fame.
Adele talks to Elle about taking her time with her third album, the highest point of her career, the worst show she ever performed and the song which always gets her on the dance floor.
On her third album: “I’m writing the songs now, and then I’ll want to rehearse them for a while. As much as I love my first album, there are still things that I wish I had done differently. So I don’t want to rush anything. You’re only as good as your last record, so if I put out something that’s shit, nobody’s going to buy it. If it’s crap, people will be like, “Why was she ever such a big deal?” So I have to take my time. I mean, if it takes me three years, I imagine people will start getting a bit nervy… but I’ll do my best to avoid that.”
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Posted Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 3:15pm
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Adele has never been thin by Hollywood’s standards, and she’s perfectly fine with that.
USA Today got their hands on her new biography, written by Chas Newkey-Burden, and in the book the 24-year-old singer opens up about her much-discussed body. ”I read a comment [about me] on YouTube that I thought would upset me — ‘Test pilot for pies’ — but I’ve always been a size 14-16 and been fine with it,” Adele says. “I would only lose weight if it affected my health or sex life, which it doesn’t.”
Adele — who admits to smoking Marlboro Lights and “drinking far too much” in 2008 — also talks candidly about the ex-boyfriend who inspired much of the songs on her multiplatinum album, 21.
“It was the biggest deal in my entire life to date. . . He made me totally hungry. . . He was older, he was successful in his own right, whereas my boyfriends before were my age and not really doing much. He got me interested in film and literature and food and wine and traveling and politics and history and those were things I was never, ever interested in,” she explains, without revealing her ex’s identity. “I was interested in going clubbing and getting drunk.”
After their split, Adele says, “I just signed up for eHarmony. I can’t put a photo of myself, so I don’t get any e-mails! I must have written him about five or six letters at different stages and everything, but never sent. I’ve got a little box of stuff that reminds me of us and they’re still in there.”
The British songbird and her boyfriend, Simon Konecki, welcomed a baby boy in mid-October. If things don’t work out, Adele has a backup boyfriend in mind. “I’m after Prince Harry. I know I said I wouldn’t go out with a ginger, but it’s Prince Harry!” she says in the interview, which appears to have been conducted earlier this year. “I’d be a real duchess then. I’d love a night out with him — he seems like he’d be a right laugh.”
I’m sure she gets awfully tired about talking about her weight. I think as a whole – our society is way too focused on looks – weight and all. The harder thing to do, is just to find beauty in everyone, because everyone IS beautiful.
Adele is a new mom! The eight-time Grammy winner gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Friday. It’s the first child for Adele, and the second for her fiance, Simon Konecki, who has a five-year old daughter with his ex-wife.
In the time since confirming her pregnancy on her official blog in July, the 24-year-old pop star has remained largely out of the spotlight as she focused on her baby-to-be. “The baby is healthy and she’s so excited!” an Adele confidant told Us Weekly in late September.
Going back into the recording studio to belt out “Skyfall,” the theme song for the new James Bond film just prior to giving birth, Adele is also working on her next full-length album. Her new music, a source explains, will be inspired in large part by her new bundle of joy.
“The pregnancy has had a big impact on her songwriting!” explains the insider, who tells Us the new album will be lighter in tone than her breakup-themed disc 21, released in early 2011.
New music isn’t the only thing the busy mom has on her upcoming agenda. She and Konecki, 38, are anxious to wed! Raised by a single mom, a pal tells Us that Adele “wants a low-key affair where her mother gives her away.”
More than anything, says the insider, “she wants to be a wife and mom.”
I want to know what she named her son! Congrats to the couple!
Adele has been hired to sing the theme song for the newest James Bond film, Skyfall, and we’re finally getting our hands on it! It is absolutely amazing! The song, which Adele co-wrote, is called “When the Sky Falls”.
Isn’t it awesome! Within hours of the song being released, it jumped to #1 in the UK and on iTunes, replacing Psy’s “Gangnam Style” (thank God!).
The song was recorded alongside a 77-piece orchestra.
Loooooooooooooooooooove it! Could Adele win an Oscar for this song??? I think so!
Posted Friday, October 5th, 2012 at 8:08am
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