Wednesday, July 6, 2011
SOMEONE LIKE YOU
We're taking a break from politics and murder trials to listen to Adele. She's 22 years old and has a killer voice and an old school soul and R&B feel. She was born in London to a single teenage mother and she first loved the Spice Girls, but later found out about R&B singers Destiny's Child and Mary J. Blige. Wherever she came from, she can sing the hell out of a ballad. Her latest album ("21") has remained at number one on the UK charts longer than any other female solo artist in history. Back in 2008, her first album ("16") won her Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. She was barely twenty at the time. Overachievers take note: she wrote the following song, her first smash hit, "Hometown Glory," when she was just sixteen.