Despite Adele’s disastrous performance at the Grammys, the singer has shot back up to No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Perhaps it was Adele’s honest attitude about her performance that has made her everyone’s favorite again?
The singer made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show a few days after to talk about her performance, which had a huge technical problem, when the mic that was hooked to the piano fell on the strings, causing Adele to lose her pitch a few times in the performance of her song. What everyone was expecting to be a stunning performance during one of her first big award appearances since the release of her new album turned into a disaster.
The singer told DeGeneres that she knew right away what had happened. “I knew what it was because in rehearsal on Saturday they were like, ‘We’re going to double mic the piano just in case one doesn’t work’ and I knew where the mic was and I wanted to turn around and lift it up, but I froze.”
Despite the mic falling on the piano, fans pointed out that Adele was off pitch, but the singer thought it went as well as it could’ve, and even stated that she happens to be off pitch at times.
— E! Online (@eonline) February 20, 2016
According to Billboard, all of this talk about Adele’s performance must have made fans run to buy her album, because it received a 25 percent increase in sales after the Grammys. Another reason is Kanye West’s “TLOP (The Life of Pablo” being pulled from TIDAL’s store just hours after it was released for streaming. The company hasn’t come forth to record how many units West sold on his album, so Adele is reigning supreme again.
As the Inquisitr reported, Adele’s third studio album broke multiple records, including a record held by boy band group Nsync, which was held for 15 years. Adele broke Nsync’s record for most sold albums in a week. When Nsync’s No Strings Attached was released in 2000, it sold a whopping 2.4 million copies in its first week.
After the performance, Adele took to Twitter to explain to her fans what had happened, as many were worried about the singer. The 25 singer managed to keep her humor about the whole thing.
“The piano mics fell on to the piano strings, that’s what the guitar sound was. It made it sound out of tune. S**t happens. X”
Because of it though… I’m treating myself to an in n out. So maybe it was worth it.
— Adele (@Adele) February 16, 2016
Although she found her sense of humor, Adele did admit that she cried pretty much the entire day after the performance. She told DeGeneres that next time she’s coming up with a strategy.
“Next time I have any sound issues, I am going to start over. [I will tell them] ‘sorry, that’s not working for me.’ Otherwise … bye!”
“In fairness I would have cried if it went really well. If it was a standout performance, I would have cried as well. I always cry,” Adele said. “I was so embarrassed… It can’t get much worse than the Grammys.”
— InStyle (@InStyle) February 21, 2016
That said, it sounds like Adele rebounded well, by playing a prank on Jamba Juice employees by acting like a diva, even though employees were “warned” beforehand that Adele would be coming in and just wanted to be treated like a normal person. The prank went viral after it aired on Ellen.
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