British superstar Adele, who picked up 6 Grammies this past weekend, covers the March 2-12 issue of US Voguemagazine. Adele stuns in all of the images in the spread (taken by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot). She declares, “I’m a big personality,” and in her first American Vogue cover, she is larger than life and as gorgeous as any of the models also featured inside the issue. The cover is a little suggestive, but tastefully so, as Adele shows just a hint of cleavage, with her voluminous hair blown back. It’s sexy in the most subtle of ways. In the close ups of her face inside the mag, which hone in on our her peaches and cream complexion and her expressive eyes, traced in black winged eyeliner, she looks like a human Barbie doll.
The 23-year-old chanteuse, who was born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, talks about how her life has changed since her multi-platinum 21was released, and how she has had to adjust since throat surgery threatened to end her career.
Here’s what the 23-year-old singer had to share: (more…)
2011 is definitely shaping up to be Adele’s year. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, I suggest you just crawl back to the rock you were hiding under. Her single ‘Someone Like You’ shot straight to number 1 on the Billboard chart after last week’s MTV Video Music Award performance. Her album ’21′, has sold 10 million copies worldwide, since it’s release in the UK in January and US in February and is on track to sell more than 13 million by the end of the year.
The British singer has managed to capture the hearts of many with her soulful and elegant voice and her album ’21′ has single-handedly dominated the charts for most of the year. She covered Rolling Stone’s Best of Rock issue earlier this year. Now, in the October 2011 issue of Vogue UK magazine she speaks about the music industry’s weight obsession, her unusual ritual before she hits the stage and why she prefers being single:
On getting pre-show jitters:
“I puke quite a lot before going on stage. Though never actually on stage. But then, I sh*t myself before everything … the bigger the freak-out, the more I enjoy the show!” (more…)
British pop singer Adele graces the cover of Rolling Stone magazine’s Best of Rock 2011 issue this week. The 22-year-old singer looks stunning on the cover, with her black eyeliner and voluminous hair. In the cover story, Adele matter-of-factly says she’s quite happy with her current size and she has no intentions of dieting or exercising any time soon. Adele makes no excuses for her weight. She says she loves eating sugary foods, and her weight gain is an acceptable side effect of her high caloric intake.
“My life is full of drama and I won’t have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like. I don’t like going to the gym. I like eating fine foods and drinking nice wine. Even if I had a really good figure, I don’t think I’d get my t**s and a** out for no one.”
“I love seeing Lady Gaga’s boobs and bum. I love seeing Katy Perry’s boobs and bum. Love it. But that’s not what my music is about. I don’t make music for eyes, I make music for ears.”
She also talks about her struggles with stage fright and her alter ego inspired by Beyonce’s Sasha Fierce: (more…)
Gwen Stefani graces Elle Magazine’s May 2011 Women in Music issue. Can you believe she’s 41 and looking this hot? I’ve been such a fan of hers since the very beginning. In fact, I remember the first time I saw the video for No Doubt’s Don’t Speak. I was speechless. She was something fresh, and just so cool. Gwen is wearing a stretch wool dress with leather trim from Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci with her own earrings on the cover. She’s featured along with other women in music such as Adele, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Aretha Franklin and even little Willow Smith. Gwen shares her thoughts on her marriage, her vanity, and what she thinks about today’s pop stars, specifically Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Katy Perry:
On writing hits: “I do! Why wouldn’t you want that many people listening to the songs that you wrote? There’s no way to go back after you have had it. So the intentions of even the solo records were always about trying to write those guilty-pleasure albums that just get in your head and you can’t get out. I’m not cool, I’m not into the B-sides. Prince, who is one of my idols, gave me some advice when I worked with him: “Have you ever just tried writing a hit? Like, don’t just try writing a song, try and write a hit song.” I remember him saying that and me thinking, Yeah, you’re right. Why would you write anything else?” (more…)