Adele, the U.K.'s wealthiest female musician, was also named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People this morning. The magazine had her good friend Jennifer Lawrence write the profile, where Jen detailed how they 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.
Jen bestowed a lot of compliments. Adele's voice? "It's once-in-a-lifetime." She has "500-year-old wisdom," along with "patience and kindness all wrapped up in the tough skin of a damn gangster." But the best part of Jen's love letter comes at the end:
She's an extremely private person, so I will do my best to honor her privacy. But we all see her success. Her undeniable talent and beauty. But what you don't see is what a wonderful mother she is. What a wonderful partner and friend she is. That she makes her son's Halloween costumes. Adele is a gift, an international treasure, but she's also sweet, funny, intelligent and beautiful. Bitch.
Read the full profile here.
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