Who is Adele?
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is a British singer, songwriter, and general musician. She was born in Tottenham, London, On May 5th, 1988. The 32-year-old has had a long and successful music career already. Emphasis on the already. Adele likely has a long, long, career still ahead of her. Music lasts forever, as long as she wants to perform there will be an audience ready and raring to listen to her. She's loved the world. But, has a special place in the hearts of her British fans.
Adele has already had a very successful career. She has an MBE, she has won a critic's brit award and won the 2008 BBC sound award. This represents very accurately just how talented she is. There are bound to be more awards on the horizon. Getting an MBE is no easy feat either. An MBE is a member of the most excellent order of the British empire. It's an award that many people covet, very few ever receive. Not many musicians have won such an award, which makes her receiving it all the more special.
Adele signed with XL recording in 2011 when she was just 23. This again is very impressive. It is not uncommon for a musician to struggle to make it professionally for most of their career. Getting a record deal and going on to be this successful, and doing it when you're still this young, is an inspiration to all of us. Especially if you have any hope of following somewhat in her footsteps.
Why is she so famous?
Why she is so famous should be a little bit apparent. Anyone who generates this kind of buzz and has this much talent is worthy of fame, attention, and adoration. However, there is more to it than that. Adele has always had a bit of controversy around her. She's a rather private person, or at least she ordinarily is. This is a very British way of looking at things. That is a nation of privacy if there ever was one.
She hasn't always bought into the Hollywood drama of show biz. She hasn't openly dated lots of people, she doesn't buy into the drama, she doesn't intentionally stir up controversy. This in itself is controversial, or at the very least different. It is only recently, with the weight loss and other personal turbulence, that she has started to give a glimpse of her personal life. That things haven't been so perfect for her. And, naturally, people have jumped at the chance to know more about an otherwise private person.
Why might you want to know about her weight?
How much Adele weighs has always been a topic of discussion. At first, it was how amazing it is to find a woman in the spotlight who is comfortable in her own body. She doesn't conform to social pressures, she is happy to be "bigger". Many women, and men, looked at her as an inspiration for this reason. At the very least a sort of validation that if she can be confident and happy in her own body then so can they.
However, she clearly wasn't happy. She has dropped a lot of weight. And very, very, quickly. This is clearly a combination of a good diet, a good work ethic, and perseverance. And, perhaps, something else. There have been rumors that she has some kind of weight loss surgery to help her lose that much weight so fast. There has been no strong confirmation or denial either way about this. In all honesty, whether or not she did have the surgery is a personal matter. If she wants surgery to help her, that is her prerogative.
The problem is, many people feel like she has sold out a bit. Choosing to lose weight is bad enough in many people's eyes. After all, Adele has always been an icon for girls who looked up to her and knew they should be proud to be who they are. And now she's gone and lost all that weight? And even had surgery to help her do it? How dare she? At least, that's how the train of thought goes. In reality, we have no idea whether she had surgery or not. It's entirely possible that she did, though equally possible that she didn't. Whether or not she did is neither here nor there. And it should go without saying that if she wants to lose weight, to feel happier and healthier, she should not have to justify that choice to anyone. No one should. That's the true meaning of body confidence. Having the confidence to look how you want, even if that means being skinny.