Lady Gaga Calls Fellow VMA Performer Adele ‘Lovely’

Victoria Justice and Jessie J also heap praise on the breakout star.

If [artist id="2476941"]Adele[/artist] is ever feeling unloved again, all she has to do is look at the charts and see that she has more than 3 million people who are really feeling her second album, 21. And as she prepares to take the stage at Sunday night’s VMAs, where she’s nominated for seven awards for the smash hit from her breakthrough effort, “Rolling in the Deep,” she can also take heart in knowing that a lot of her fellow divas are crushing on her as well.

“She’s a breath of fresh air and she’s so exciting and her music is adding another dimension to radio that’s so important,” Lady Gaga, who is opening the 2011 VMAs , told MTV News. “She’s [also] a truly lovely person — which, to me, is always my favorite.”

Whether they’re enamored with her powerful singing voice, her sweet disposition or her stirring live performances, Adele has plenty of other professional admirers.

“I’m so proud [of her],” said “Price Tag” singer and pal Jessie J, who will be the house artist at Sunday’s VMAs . “I did go to school with Adele and she’s a good friend of mine, and I’m so proud of her and I’m so excited to see her. I definitely think she should win something this year. She deserves it.”

“Victorious” star Victoria Justice is also a big fan. “I’m really excited to see Adele perform. … ‘Rolling in the Deep’ is amazing, but her new album, 21, is just really, really great. I’m excited to see her live. I think she’s so talented, and I’m so happy that she’s become this huge star.”

In addition to her multiple nods, Adele will take the stage Sunday night to perform at the VMAs, along with Beyoncé, Gaga, Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown and more.

The 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air live Sunday from Los Angeles at 9 p.m. ET/PT, following the Selena Gomez-hosted pre-show at 8. See the list of nominees, revisit last year’s highlights and vote for Best New Artist by visiting VMA.MTV.com.

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