Time magazine's "100 Most Influential" list was released this morning, and in addition to Lil Wayne singing the praises of Nicki Minaj, the magazine got Jennifer Lawrence to write about Adele, her friend and the only person who has gotten her to sing into a hairbrush in front of her mirror since Destiny's Child.
In addition to confirming that Adele is not only as great as we think she is (actually, better!), JLaw, who hangs out with Adele on the regular, manages to sum up how we all feel about the singer.
Adele and I met at the Oscars in 2013. I remember sneaking backstage while she performed “Skyfall,” trying to squeeze a ball gown past a pile of ropes and cables just to get a little closer. See her from another angle as if to peek behind the Great Oz’s curtain. I had been a fan of hers since “Chasing Pavements” (saying “fan” about Adele always sounds like an understatement, doesn’t it?). Then when 21 came out, mine and billions of other lives were — not to sound dramatic — changed. Suddenly there were words to that before-indescribable pain, frustration, sadness, then revolution that all comes from a breakup. I felt understood, I felt stronger, and above all, I hadn’t sung in front of a mirror with a hairbrush since Destiny’s Child.