Singer Adele stole the show at the 2011 MTV VMAs with her performance of Someone Like You the huge hit that helped launch her mainstream musical career along with Rolling in the Deep from her sophomore album 21.
Standing center stage in a simple black dress the British songstress accompanied by just a piano backing belted out her hit song, earning a standing ovation from a room full of her peers.
Speaking to MTV News Lady Gaga called Adele:
“She’s a breath of fresh air and she’s so exciting and her music is adding another dimension to radio that’s so important. She’s [also] a truly lovely person — which, to me, is always my favorite.”
With the best selling record of the year (Rolling in the Deep) and a career that appears poised for greatness her clean infectious voice stood out as other acts relied on gimmicks and auto tuning (thanks Lil Wayne) to get the audience up on their feet.
Soulful, sultry and right to the point, everything Adele did during her performance shouted out that music can connect without all the theatrics and special effects singer fall back on during the digital age of music creation.
Bringing the house down with vocals isn’t easy to do but Adele managed and here’s the video for proof:
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