10.04.13

Adele For Elle US May 2013

Adele Elle US May 2013

UK singer-superstar Adele covers the May 2013 issue of Elle US for their Women In Music issue, which also features Alicia Keys and Rita Ora.

The Golden Globe, Academy Award and Grammy winner was shot by Thomas Whiteside at L.A.’s EastWest Studios – the studio made famous by icons like Frank Sinatra – wearing a black lace vintage Alberta Ferretti dress and sporting a beehive ‘do and smoky eyes.

The music issue includes a tribute to Adele and the thoughts of fellow musicians – including Katy Perry, Britney Spears, John Mayer and legend Barbra Streisand – on her meteoric rise to fame.

Adele talks to Elle about taking her time with her third album, the highest point of her career, the worst show she ever performed and the song which always gets her on the dance floor.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

On her third album: “I’m writing the songs now, and then I’ll want to rehearse them for a while. As much as I love my first album, there are still things that I wish I had done differently. So I don’t want to rush anything. You’re only as good as your last record, so if I put out something that’s shit, nobody’s going to buy it. If it’s crap, people will be like, “Why was she ever such a big deal?” So I have to take my time. I mean, if it takes me three years, I imagine people will start getting a bit nervy… but I’ll do my best to avoid that.”

On the high point in her career: “Winning the Grammys! To be nominated for a Grammy would have been a highlight, but winning just blew my mind.”

On the worst show she ever played: “One of my first gigs, in 2006, in a dinky little pub in East London. I didn’t realize that I was headlining: I thought I was on at 8 p.m., but it turned out that I wasn’t on until about 2 a.m. It was a Friday night, so I had invited all my friends and my family, and there were probably another 300 people there who had heard about me and come to watch me. Anyway, I got so drunk between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. I played three songs, I forgot the words, and I fell off my chair. It was a free show, thankfully. Can you imagine paying to see someone forget their own lyrics and fall off their chair? Worst thing ever. That’s why I stopped drinking”.

On her go-to party song: “When I want to party, I play “Crazy in Love.” That’s always been the song that my friends and I get ready to; or before I go on a first date, I play it to feel sexy.”

The publication will be hosting it’s annual ELLE Women In Music event in New York City this evening with Kelly Rowland, Rita Ora, Mia Moretti, and Jourdan Dunn all expected to attend.

Elle’s May 2013 issue hits newsstands April 23.

Credit: Thomas Whiteside for Elle US

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9 Responses to Adele For Elle US May 2013

  1. Rashmi April 10, 2013 at 11:01 #

    Wow, didn’t recognize her at first, maybe bcoz of the subtle eye makeup she has on, and she isn’t smiling (so her cheekbones are not visible at all) or is it seriously photoshopped ???

    Poor soul about her worst show..that might have been so embarrassing !

  2. Roux April 10, 2013 at 11:20 #

    I’m confused. She already has two albums – 19 and 21.
    She looks stunning as per usual.

  3. EmmaWoodhouse April 10, 2013 at 13:11 #

    She’s just so talented–can’t wait for the third album!! I really like this cover too, since it’s SO her signature style.

  4. Christine April 10, 2013 at 13:12 #

    Love her music. Her makeup is always on point!

  5. DSI April 10, 2013 at 13:17 #

    Heavily photoshopped that she doesnt look heavy at all ;) love the hair do.

  6. AnderBoBo April 10, 2013 at 14:20 #

    LOVE her! She never fails to give an entertaining interview either, beautiful photos as always.

    • dee April 10, 2013 at 14:32 #

      Completely agree.

  7. Yeliz April 10, 2013 at 17:16 #

    Love this cover and the interview.

  8. Kathy April 10, 2013 at 18:32 #

    As a musician, she’s very talented. Her voice is powerful and her lyrics are moving. But as a model or fashion icon? She simply isn’t one, as far as I’m concerned. She wears the most boring things I’ve ever seen–a bevy of sparkly black gowns and a couple of colorful dresses here and there. The cover is uninteresting. I like the interview (the tidbit about her “worst performance” is funny) but there’s no high-fashion element.

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