Ahead of her pre-Grammy concert, Adele lands on the cover of Vogue magazine.
Adele is set to perform a pre-Grammy concert in L.A. today (Feb. 12) before her performance at the Grammys. Word on the street is she'll close out the show with a stunning performance of her latest 25 single "When We Were Young." To promote the anticipated performance, Adele covers Vogue with a elegant shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.
In the issue, Adele opens up about motherhood, fame and why she never listens to her own songs.
Writing her age down in her notebook:
"I was just shocked that all of a sudden I was 25!” Adele says. “But actually I like myself more than ever. I feel so comfortable in my own skin. I really like how I look, I like who I am, I like everyone that I surround myself with."
Before 25, Adele looked to Madonna's Ray Of Light for inspiration:
“I just didn’t really know what I was going on about,” she remembers. “How could I ever try and fool anyone by putting the record out and expect them to get it if I didn’t get it? It seemed a bit lazy.”
Being a mom:
“I can’t have any other junk in my head to worry about as well. [Angelo] makes me very proud of myself. When I became a parent, I felt like I was truly living. I had a purpose, where before I didn’t… My main thing is Mum, then it’s me, then it’s work. I think I had to take the right amount of time off to let people miss me.”
“I’ve always been a really big fan of Bruno, but when we worked together he was beyond. He can do anything, literally singing the best vocals you’ve ever heard live in your life while he is playing a drum or a bass or doing some mad percussion riff. I think he definitely will be the biggest, biggest, biggest artist in the world.”
Weight loss and shopping:
“I was trying to get some stamina for my tour, so I lost a bit of weight. Now I fit into normal, off-the-shelf clothes—which is really a big problem for me!”
"I’m only touring for the fans, to see the people that changed my life. There’s no need for me to tour. I’ll always be nervous, worrying whether I’m going to be good enough."
Read Adele's full interview with Vogue here.