In the wake of this year's Grammy Award ceremony, everyone seems to be praising newcomer Adele. Even Karl Lagerfeld, the Chanel creative director that insulted the 23-year-old singer for her weight earlier this week.
I'd like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer, Lagerfeld said in an issued statement to Metro, the paper that published his previously insulting remarks according to MTV. Sometimes when you take a sentence out of the article, it changes the meaning of the thought...I actually prefer Adele, she is my favorite singer and I am a great admirer of her.
And the Someone Like You singer is expected to take home the gold at this weekend's award show.
None of these other albums can really even make the critical argument that they're better than '21,' Adele's phenomenal and phenomenally successful album, the AP's Nekesa Mumbi Moody said when referring to the other artists in the Album of the Year category.
The soul vocalist is up against other pop industry heavyweights such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and Katy Perry, all who will pale in comparison to the star, according to the AP.
Technically Adele has competition in this category, but really folks? wrote Moody. None. As big as 'Grenade' and' Firework' were, they are no match for Adele's smoldering performance, and Mumford & Sons and Bon Iver should split the bearded- hipster-indie cred vote. Adele takes home the trophy.
And her fans seem to be showing their support on Twitter.
I can't wait for the Grammy's to come on Sunday, read one tweet. I know Adele is gonna come out on top.
Very excited about Adele performing at the Grammy's this year! :) read another.
But the talented songstress isn't the only creative mind behind her soulful smash hits. Paul Epworth, Adele's co-writer and producer, helped craft her landmark hit Rolling in the Deep. And for the first time, the songwriter/producer's name will be on the prestigious Grammy nomination list. Epworth is in the categories for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Producer of the Year.
I still can't quite believe I've been nominated, he said to The New York Times. It's very strange. It's so funny having been part of making a record that has such a cultural impact here.
And according to Epworth, he and Adele wrote the framework for the smash single Rolling in the Deep in only 15 minutes.
She literally sat there with a pen in her hand staring blankly, and she just went, 'I'm not feeling anything.' And then she went, 'I've got this riff, this idea, that's going round and round in my head.' And I went, 'Go on then, what is it?' And she went, [sings] There's a fire.'
Adele could be an example of a new breed of American pop-without the diva-esque materialistic branding.
Every musical scene has a cycle, Epworth said to the Times. Something about who she is and her artistic identity really struck a chord in people, and that means there was a place in people's musical affections has to be filled.