Adele’s ’21’ deemed Billboard’s greatest album of all time

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Adele Focuses On The Music And Here’s What It Could Mean For Her Earnings.

The British singer-songwriter, who blasted back onto the scene this month with her powerhouse hit “Hello,” opened up to the New York Times about her method, particularly what it takes for her to write a really good song. “In order for me to feel confident with one of my songs it has to really move me,” the singer said. “That’s how I know that I’ve written a good song for myself — it’s when I start crying.The British star has just made a triumphant return to the charts with her new single Hello, from album 25, which is due for release later this month (Nov15).

Television spots, beauty products, design gigs, perhaps an acting career — none of it is on the table for Adele, who still manages, after four years spent in near-hiatus, to be one of the most visible pop stars around. As of 2013, her sophomore record 21 had sold upwards of 23 million copies; her most recent single “Hello,” a teaser of the long-awaited third album 25, debuted at number one and stayed there. I want to do one thing.” In 2013 the singer was reportedly offered a $19 million deal with beauty giant L’Oreal thanks to her perfect eyeliner and well groomed locks. But Adele turned it down, and admitted it wasn’t the only deal she’s dismissed over the years. “Commercials, nail (polishes), shoes, bags, fashion lines … hair products, being in movies, being the face of a car,” she said, listing all the offers she’s received. Instead, she has focused her attention on motherhood and producing her latest album – her first since her critically acclaimed record 21, which included hit singles Someone Like You and Rolling in the Deep.

Fame is also off limits when it comes to songwriting inspiration. “Everyone thinks I just disappeared, and I didn’t,” she said about her hiatus. “I just went back to real life, because I had to write an album about real life, because otherwise how can you be relatable? My last boyfriend was uncomfortable with how successful I was and the fact that he had to share me with lots of people.” She and Konecki met as “21” was gaining mainstream attention and are still together as boyfriend and girlfriend, she said, despite reports of marriage and breakups. As Debra Rathwell, senior vp of AEG Live, told Billboard of Adele’s touring potential, “It’s totally about pent-up demand.” Adele hinted that she plans to emphasize live performance more than she has in support of previous records, and focusing on her music rather than the frills of celebrity could work to her advantage. The “Skyfall” singer also said her pregnancy came at a perfect time, because she was starting to “get a bit afraid of everything,” and Angelo took away that fear. “When I had him, it made everything all right, and I trusted everything because the world had given me this miracle, you know, so I became a bit of a hippie, an Earth mother.” “He’s a little angel,” she continued. “All the things I really like about myself, he brings out in me, and he’s the only person that tells me no.

Billboard reported in the same story that she grossed just shy of $3 million over 31 tour dates from 2008 to 2011, a pretty meager sum for a singer of her stature. “When I’ve sat down and thought, ‘What can I do to bring something new to the table?’ It was just like, ‘Tour,’” she told Rolling Stone in a profile earlier this month. “Because I haven’t done it properly.” Her 21 tour was beset with cancellations and was cut short when she underwent surgery for a vocal cord hemorrhage. While she’s not quite Katy Perry, if Adele’s previous — and prospective — album sales are any indicator of the market, she could stand to earn millions.

Meghan Trainor postponed and eventually cancelled the tail end of her summer tour this year for surgery, and Sam Smith cancelled his Australian tour dates to rest his voice after a minor hemorrhage. Adele’s decision to emphasize performance and music in lieu of endorsements spares her being branded a sell-out and will likely rake in the bigger sums.

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