It’s safe to say that Adele might have had the best 2015 of anyone, and she only came out of hiding just a couple months ago.
While fans were at the complete edges of their seats waiting for new music from the low key singer, she shattered all music sale records, moving 5.98 million units for her 25 album.
Adele is the face of their “The Year Ahead” issue, and spoke on a slew of topics, including her incredibly high sales, how she wants to support her son, and even Beyonce.
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Go behind the scenes on TIME's exclusive portrait shoot with British singer Adele. Her recent comeback to the music industry, after a four-year absence, has put her at the top of the charts, selling more than five million copies of her smash hit record, "25." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ TIME's Erik Madigan Heck (@erikmadiganheck) speaks to TIME about his aim to show Adele in a simple and colorful light. "She is like an old world beauty, so I just wanted to show her natural elegance," he says. "I was extremely nervous leading up to the shoot, as she’s inarguably the biggest pop-star in the world. I tried to tell myself it was just like shooting one of my friends in high school." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photograph taken in New York on Nov. 19, 2015. Read our interview on TIME.com. #adele #adelehello
As far as her records sales being so high in the U.S., she admits, “Maybe they think I’m related to the Queen. Americans are obsessed with the royal family.”
While addressing how she wants to treat her 3-year-old son, Angelo, she explained, “I can’t wait to know who his best friends are going to be, who his girlfriend or his boyfriend is going to be or what movies he likes…Whatever my kid wants to do or be I will always support him no matter what.”
She even addresses the rumor that she turned down working with Beyonce, revealing, “Whoever started that rumor must have been having a laugh because anyone who knows me knows that my main priority in life outside of my child is Beyoncé.”
Well, there you have it. Adele is a member of the Beyhive. Read the full feature here.
SOURCE: TIME Magazine | PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram