Adele is music’s undisputed queen right now, and we all know why. Her album 25 sold a zillion copies. The song’s lead single “Hello” broke a zillion records. She has a zillion Grammys and an Oscar. She is currently performing for zillions of people on tour. It is these cold hard truths that make Adele superior to any and all faves (mine included).
But the British goddess just gave another unexpected piece of evidence to confirm her supreme status (as if it needed confirming). During her March 19 concert at London’s O2 Arena, Adele twerked for the sold-out crowd. Yes, you read that accurately. Twerked. It was incredible.
And nobody saw it coming. One second, Adele was singing Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” in a sparkly black dress. The next, she’s bent over, shaking her bum, getting her life–and giving us ours.
“I think I just twerked,” Adele exclaimed. “I can’t do it that well. My whole body has to move…My bum could break my back it’s so enormous.” The audience laughed and cheered at this, as they should. This was a lightning-in-a-bottle moment, people! Truly iconic.
Looks like the empress has a new groove.
Adele isn’t the first pop queen to get her twerk on. Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj both did the dance at the 2013 and 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, respectively. But who is the VMA twerk queen? Let’s find out.