Adele hasn’t made too many public appearances in the past year but she attended the UJA-Federation of New York event at The Pierre hotel in Manhattan to give out an award to Columbia Records chairman Rob Stringer. The popular singer honored Stringer with the Music Visonary Award in front of a star-studded crowd.
The 25-year-old star became an instant hit within the music scene overseas in 2008 but she really took off in 2011 with her second album, which she named 21. The album is now considered a soul classic with the her hit songs “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You.”
For her success, she earned six Grammy Awards in 2012 as well as the Album of the Year. She hasn’t been pictured in the public too much since then, especially after having her son Angelo James Konecki.
After receiving the award on Friday, Stringer took the time to recall his original meeting with Adele in 2007 that eventually led to her successful career in music.
“Your career is defined by the people you work with,” he said. “Six years ago, that young lady walked into our office with her manager and said, ‘Yeah, this’ll do,’ with a cigarette in her mouth. It’s fantastic to have her here … She doesn’t get out much.”
In attendance at the New York event was a full lot of stars, which included Neil Diamond, Jay-Z, and John Legend. Those who couldn’t make it also shared their appreciation for Stringer through a video.
The video included congratulations from Celine Dion, Daft Punk, Patti Smith, Simon Cowell, Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, and Steven Tyler.
It’s obvious that Stringer’s impact on the music business has affected plenty of successful talents who were more than willing to pay their respects to the Columbia Records chairman.
With a rare appearance on Friday, do you believe Adele will find herself back in the spotlight more often than she has been in the past year?