Evaluation: Adele is having a second. Sure to heartbreak and renewal


The British singer is again with a brand new album, a brand new love and a brand new perspective.

All of it seems good on her, so this week’s Pop Life Chronicles is all about Adele to make her really feel our love.

Adele performs in her CBS special at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, November 14.

The luxurious location, Adele in that couture robe and, oh, the music.

Adele’s CBS particular owes us nothing, as she slayed with the tunes, the banter and the interview in Oprah Winfrey’s beautiful backyard.
And did we point out the completely valuable marriage proposal that occurred throughout the present at LA’s Griffith Observatory?

You may watch (or rewatch) all of it occur on Paramount+, the place it is at present streaming.


Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in 2012's "Skyfall."

No, Adele did not act on this one, however she sang the theme track for the 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise.

So come for the automotive chases, high-tech devices and Daniel Craig’s suave demeanor, however keep for the music that earned Adele an Academy Award for greatest authentic track in 2013.

Adele’s Album of the Yr win on the 59th Grammys

Adele, winner of album of the year for "25," speaks onstage during the 59th Grammys at Staples Center in LA, February 12, 2017.

It is not a streaming film or TV present, however I needed to embrace one of many best Grammy speech moments ever.

Adele took to the Grammys stage in 2017 to simply accept the award for album of the yr for “25,” talked about her life, praised her son and husband on the time, then tearfully stated she could not presumably settle for as a result of the album of her life was Beyoncé’s “Lemonade,” which had additionally been nominated.

“It was so monumental, Beyoncé,” Adele stated to her fellow nominee, who was seated within the entrance row.

The digital camera went to a pregnant, tearful Bey within the viewers, mouthing her love for Adele. They had been crying and we had been, too, at how fantastic it was to see two queens supporting one another.

It is on the Recording Academy’s Grammys YouTube channel.

Two issues to hearken to

A scene from Adele's music video for "Easy on Me" is shown.
This one is really easy as a result of her new album, “30,” has dropped.

Adele’s fourth studio album felt a very long time coming since her final one was launched in 2015.

Her debut single from the brand new assortment, “Straightforward on Me,” blew up on the charts and streaming companies — and the album has been anticipated to be a large vendor from the second it had been introduced.

I really feel like every album with a single titled “I Drink Wine” can not help however win.

It is out now.

Adele carries her multitude of awards at the 54th Annual Grammys at Staples Center in LA, February 12, 2012.

For a little bit of nostalgia, return and hearken to her “21” album from 2011.

With hits like “Rolling within the Deep” and “Set Hearth to the Rain,” Adele defied the sophomore jinx, which frequently finds profitable artists unable to do nicely with their second album.

Not solely did she acquire essential acclaim, she may barely maintain all of the Grammys she gained the next yr.

One factor to speak about

Adele (left) looks on next to Rich Paul (right) during Game Five of the NBA Finals, between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns, at Footprint Center in Phoenix, July 17.
Adele appears totally different nowadays, and we’re not speaking about her weight reduction.

As a substitute, she appears extra assured and prepared to let followers in on her life and ideas.

Opening up in an interview with Vogue and her sit-down with Oprah Winfrey, she appears relaxed and happier in her pores and skin.
She talked to Winfrey about how being on this new place in her life helped her discover love with celebrity sports activities agent Wealthy Paul.

“It is simply timing,” she stated. “However it’d be fascinating to see what my response is like basically to something that hurts me now that I really feel so safe in myself, and I am speaking outdoors of romance as nicely.”

Talking of Adele and Paul, they’re one of many Hollywood {couples} mentioned within the newest episode of my weekly present, Pop Life Pop Off! Test it out right here:

One thing to sip on

Adele (left) discussed weight loss, motherhood and divorce with Oprah Winfrey (right).

For years, Adele would disappear from the scene and solely come again when she had new music to drop.

It was a dangerous technique in a time when followers have come to anticipate celeb visibility on social media and in all places else.

However the factor is, I do not suppose Adele gave a flying, ahem, thought of technique.

She appeared to easily simply be dwelling her life, which enabled her to write down the songs that we have now come to like.

Now she has performed her first Instagram Stay (the place she could not have been extra charming) and allowed her followers to share within the pleasure of the brand new album.

And even when she chooses to drop off the scene once more — keep in mind it is a girl who stated her final tour may be her last tour — she owes us completely nothing as a result of artistically she has already given us a lot.