If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Adele just received the ultimate compliment. Today, Aretha Franklin gave fans a taste of her upcoming album, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics. Apparently, Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” is one of those classics, and the original Queen Of Soul covered the British singer’s 2010 smash single.
Some of our favorite songs are truly great, until they’re not. Sadly, we can thank other artists who have beaten them to death for that.
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Six years ago, VH1 tapped a talented young English woman to become a You Oughta Know artist. Back then she was known as Adele Adkins, but todays she’s known all over the world as simply Adele: the gazillion-selling voice of passion, vulerability, emotional honesty, and soul. We met her when back when she had just dropped her debut, 19, watched with pride during the hysteria of her latest, 21, and today celebrate her 26th birthday!
We fell for Adele when she was chasing pavement back in 2008, and it seems like this British beauty is still running. She can crank out hit single after hit single, and she barely breaks a sweat. How DO you do it, woman?! Aside from her catchy tunes, which have enough grit and passion to fill the seats in any (and every) music venue, this You Oughta Know alum gives performances that will knock your socks off – and this one is no exception. She’s wowed us many times before, included her heart-melting appearance on Unplugged, but that friends merely skims the surface.
While Adele’s heart-wrenching lyrics might put you into a lovesick tizzy and pull on your heavy heart, her smile, radiance and sensational riffs will bring you right back to where you need to be. Palladia is airing her full Live From The Artists Den concert Wednesday March 5 at 9/8C. We’ve got a sneak of the U.K. sensation rocking her hit “Rolling In The Deep” at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club in Santa Monica, CA. But before you press play, here’s a look back at the times Adele made us completely sob – and herself. Ya know, if you’re in the mood for wallowing in some glorious misery.
Wait a minute – singers are just like us?! You bet your right tear duct they are. From break-ups to make-ups, celebrities go through the same emotional roller coasters we do, and that includes bursting into tears every now and then. Chris Brown did it at the 2010 BET Awards, Katy Perry did it when she performed at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards and Adele, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez have also bawled their eyes out in public. Check out the total list of 15 stars caught crying their hearts out.