What you need to know about Adele

From her fear of fame to wanting Rihanna in her squad, here are 10 Adele facts

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 4 Nov 2015

About Adele
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After introducing a new video to her song Hello, two weeks ago, Adele has since then made headlines everywhere from beating Taylor Swift's record of most views in a single day to garnering over 1.1 million downloads in the first week of its availability.

But she's not done taking over the world as she has just recently opened up about herself in an interview with Rolling Stone. Here's what we learned and what we think you should know about the elusive singer.

1. Hello isn't about an ex boyfriend.
"If I were still writing about him, that'd be terrible. Hello is as much about regrouping with myself, reconnecting with myself. It sounds a bit morbid, like I'm dead. But it's actually just from the other side of becoming an adult, making it out alive from your late teens, early twenties."

2. She is extremely ironic.
"I'm just f**king waiting for Frank f**king Ocean to come out with his album. It's taking so f**king long. That sounds so stupid, coming from me, doesn't it?"

3. She is afraid of fame.
"People think I hate being famous and I don't. I'm really frightened of it. I think it's really toxic, and I think it's really easy to be dragged into it."

4. Amy Winehouse was part of the reason why she was afraid.
"Watching Amy deteriorate is one of the reasons I'm a bit frightened. We were all very entertained by her being a mess. I was f**king sad about it, but if someone showed me a picture of her looking bad, I'd look at it. If we hadn't looked, then they'd have stopped taking her picture. That level of attention is really frightening, especially if you don't live around all that showbiz stuff."

5. She's still very much with Simon Konecki, her baby father.
"I have said a million times I'm not married and everyone still says we are. But yeah, we're still together. We haven't broken up. We've never broken up. We've been together. We just haven't felt the need to get married. We've got a kid together. I feel like that's a big enough commitment."


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6. Adele has also stopped smoking and only has one drink a week.
"I used to be able to drink anyone under the table and still be able to put on an all-right show. But with kids, hangovers are torture. They just know. They pick up on it and just go for you."

7. She doesn't like gym. (Join the club!)
"I'm not, like, skipping to the f**king gym. I don't enjoy it. I do like doing weights. I don't like looking in the mirror. Blood vessels burst on my face really easily, so I'm conscious when I'm lifting weights not to let them burst in my face."

8. Adele loves Rihanna.
"I guess I have my own squad. It's not as interesting as some of the other squads that are around right now. But maybe Rihanna can be in my squad! That would be really cool. Oh, God. She's life itself, isn't she? I love her."

9. She owes her current success to her kid, Angelo.
"I don't know if I would've come back had I not had my kid."

10. She doesn't want to be pitted against people like Miley Cyrus.
"I'd rather not be the person that everyone gets pitted against. If they do decide to get their body out, I would rather not be that person because that's just pitting a woman against another woman, and I don't hold any more moral high ground that anyone else."

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