The year is winding down, which means every mag, publication and TV show are announcing their “best of” “greatest” and “top 10” lists of the year.
Billboard just announced that Adele is their Top Artist of the year, coming in with 5 million copies of her hit album “21” sold as 2011 nears year-end.
She currently has the top album and song on the publication’s year-end charts, which means that people are STILL buying her album, which is crazy to think that there are people out there, who at the close of 2011 are JUST now buying her album. I don’t even know how they dealt with break-ups or milk spills without that album all those months.
Adele also topped the year-end “best of” lists for Rolling Stone and iTunes, proving that Adele is having the best year ever.
She’s currently recovering from throat surgery and even though she had to cancel almost all of her 2011 show dates, she still ended up on top.
Adele gave an interview to Billboard and admits that even with all her success, she’s stayed pretty grounded amongst all the fame.
“When it comes to staying myself – my career isn’t my life, it doesn’t come home with me. So it’s a piece of piss staying grounded and not being changed by it,” says Adele.
She even goes so far as to call herself, “Z-List.”
“The same things I’ve always liked still satisfy me,” she says, “Of course I’m bowled over by people’s response to 21, and when I meet artists I love, it blows my mind. But it baffles me as well. I go home and my best friend laughs at me, rather than going to a celebrity-studded party to rub shoulders with people who know me but who I don’t know. I’m a Z-List when it comes to that shit.”
However, Adele says that unfortunately the success of the album is a constant reminder of the love she lost with the man and the relationship that inspired 21.
“I was bitter and sad,” she confesses, “Obviously it was intensified because the record exploded, and it was a constant reminder of him that I couldn't avoid. But I hadn't met anyone else.”
She also adds that having all this success but no one to share it with is kind of depressing. I love how honest Adele is, when Taylor Swift and the rest of them are constantly praising their fans, Adele straight up is like “ehh, my life sucks.”
“Not having someone to share all this with made me miserable at times, to be honest. I wanted nothing more than to be in love and be loved back. That was until I remembered I was sharing it with millions and millions and millions of people!”