After almost 4 years of hiatus, Adele Atkins came back with a bang with the release of her “25” album in late 2015. The moment she released her single, “Hello”, it became an instant sensation. Just like her previous albums, Adele’s new music features songs about heartbreak, separation and falling out of love. Adele has definitely mastered the art of singing songs about pain.
There is no wonder why her song “Hello” garnered 1.2 million digital downloads and 61.2 million streams on its first week alone. It debuted first on the Billboard Top 100. Of course, it wasn’t the first time her song debuted on top. It was already the 4th of Adele’s singles to have ranked first upon release. “Hello” took the world by storm and it made her sell over 10 million album copies in the United States alone by late 2016.
To top it off, she raked all the awards she was nominated for at the Grammys 2017, including Album of the Year. People loved her even more when she dedicated her win to Beyoncé, whom everyone was expecting to take home Album of the Year. She showed her love for Queen B and how she was inspired by her songs. She also said that Beyoncé’s Lemonade was monumental and she felt embarrassed to accept the award. She even voted for Lemonade to win, as she revealed it in a backstage interview.
There was one more thing that she revealed during her speech that not many people might have noticed. She thanked her husband and son, revealing that she has already gotten married.
Although that was the highlight of the night, Adele had tons of great moments during the show. She opened the Grammys with “Hello” and it was phenomenal as always. It was a perfect rendition of the song, seemingly to redeem herself after her disastrous performance of “All I Ask” last year. She has also given a tribute to George Michael. She even cursed on stage and asked the band to repeat the performance because she wanted it to be perfect.