Adele opens up about her divorce from ex Simon Konecki
Adele has opened up about her mental health struggle following her divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki. In an interview with Rolling Stone published on Thursday, November 11, the 33-year-old 'Easy On Me' singer got very candid about her 2019 split, telling the publication that the internet was flooded with tweets and memes about how devastating her next album would be because of it. "During something like that, that kind of significant thing to happen in life, your mind sort of goes to those places," Adele told Rolling Stone.
Adele had considered not releasing her new album. © Bang Showbiz Adele considered not releasing 30
The 33-year-old singer's long-awaited fourth LP, '30', comes out on Friday (19.11.21), but she's admitted to previously having doubts about whether to make it the songs for public consumption.
The Grammy-winning star - whose new record was inspired by her divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki - said: "There were moments, when I was writing these songs, and even when I was mixing them and stuff like that, where I was like, 'Maybe I don't need to put this album out.' Like maybe I should write another."
Adele admits she approaches writing music as if it's a form of therapy, a way of releasing the emotions of her divorce and the other challenges she's faced over recent years "out of [her] system".
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Gallery: He's called WHAT?! You'll never believe the REAL names of these stars! (BANG Showbiz)
Quite different names!
Kit, Gaga, Cardi and Bruno are famous names that roll off the tongue. But you will be shocked to discover that the original monikers of the rich and famous are very different to the stage names that they are known all over the globe for. Here are the surprising real names of these 10 stars...
The New Zealand singer, known for hits like ‘Royals’ and ‘Mood Ring’, was born Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, but opted for a shorter and more simple stage name. She was signed at the age of 12 to a development contract with the Universal Music Group and a lifelong fascination with royalty and aristocracy inspired her pop moniker.
Lana del Rey
Would you have guessed that Lana's real name is Elizabeth Woolridge Grant? She had several stage names before settling on Lana Del Rey, including Sparkle Jump Rope Queen, May Jailer and Lizzy Grant.
The birth name of this actor and comedian has nothing to do with his stage name. Jamie Foxx’s real name is Eric Marlon Bishop. He chose his stage name as a homage to John Elroy Sanford, or Redd Foxx, his favorite stand-up comedian.
Hawaii native singer Bruno Mars has also a birth name quite different as his stage name. His parents named him Peter Gene Hernandez. The 'Uptown Funk' hitmaker got his nickname "Bruno," while he was still a baby and it was perfect for his pop career. His older sister Jamie spilled: "The name Bruno came from baby times. "Bruno was always so confident, independent, really strong-willed and kind of a brute - hence the name Bruno - and it kind of just stuck."
The 'Blinding Lights' hitmaker is really called Abel Makkonen Tesfaye. He explained the reason for his music moniker in a Reddit Q&A with fans. He said: "I left home when I was about 17 dropped out of high school and convinced Lamar [XO crew member] to do the same lol. We grabbed our mattresses from our parents threw it in our friends van and left one weekend and never came back home ... I hated my name at the time though so I tried it as a stage name. It sounded cool. I took out the "e" because there was already a Canadian band named The Weekend."
‘Alejandro’ singer Lady Gaga’s birth name is actually Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Her stage name is inspired by the Queen song 'Radio Ga-Ga'.
Grammy winner Cardi B was called Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar by her parents. She developed the stage name Cardi B as a derivation of famous rum brand Bacardi.
Have you ever wondered what the real name of the 'Ghost' actress is? The answer is Caryn Elaine Johnson. She got the name Whoopi from whoopee cushions, a practical joke which replicates farts. She told The New York Times how the name came about during an interview in 2006, saying: "If you get a little gassy, you've got to let it go. So people used to say to me, 'You're like a whoopee cushion.' And that's where the name came from."
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1: "Just because music is my therapy. I'm never going into the studio to be like, 'Right, I need another hit.' It's not like that for me.
The most interesting revelations from Adele's Oprah interview
Adele has opened up about her weight loss, coming to terms with the collapse of her marriage and juggling motherhood and her musical career in an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey. The candid, wide-ranging sit-down — which took place in the rose garden where Winfrey also interviewed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — was part of CBS' special Adele One Night Only, which aired on Sunday night in the US. The prime-time special featured a performance from an exclusive concert that was pre-recorded at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles and was a prelude to the Grammy Award winner's fourth studio album, "30," which will be released on November 19.
"When something is more powerful and overwhelming than me, I like to go to a studio because it's normally a basement and there's no f****** windows and no reception, so no one can get hold of me. So I'm basically running away. And no one would've known I'd written that record. And it's like maybe I just had to get it out of my system and stuff."
Adele - who has a nine-year-old sin Angelo with ex-spouse Simon - also believes that being sincere is a crucial element of her success, because her fans can relate to her and her struggles.
She said: "I don't think there's any expectation of sincerity left in music from artists. And, I believe that artists are sincere. And, I think to be an artist, like an actual artist, it comes from deep within us. And, it's a necessity that we have to put it out.
"And, I don't just mean being an artist as a singer or a writer. It could be a painter. It could be a photographer. It could be a chef, an architect. Someone that's creating something."
Adele album becomes 2021's fastest-seller .
The singer lands a number one album with 30, while lead single Easy on Me dominates singles chart.Its 261,000 first-week chart sales mean it overtook the Swedish pop group's comeback album Voyage, which opened with 204,000 sales.