6:22 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2011
So far, Adele’s “21” is the best-selling album of the year, with a little over 2.5 million copies sold. Rick Rubin, who produced several tracks on the album, says while he had no idea the album would connect with so many people, he understands why it has.
“She doesn’t carry any of the baggage of many of today’s pop stars, and it truly is about the music first, and her voice and her lyrics, and baring her soul with what she’s saying. I would say what she makes is her art, and at no time does it feel like product,” he said in a phone interview recently. “So much of pop music feels like product.”
The British singer won Grammys for her debut album “19,” but has catapulted to superstar status with the success of “21” and hits like the No. 1 “Rolling in the Deep.” Figures released by Nielsen SoundScan earlier this week showed it was the year’s most popular album at the mid-way point.
Rubin, a Grammy-winning producer who’s worked with artists ranging from Jay-Z to Johnny Cash to Neil Diamond, says the raw emotions in songs on the album, inspired mostly by the 23-year-old’s breakup with a boyfriend, are what people are responding to.
“She really bared her soul lyrically, and I think that’s what resonating with people — the truth in her lyrics, and the passion in which she tells that truth,” he said
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on May 5th, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adele_(singer)
May 5th, 1988
5 + 5 +2+0+1+1 = 14 = her personal year (from May 5th, 2011 to May 4th, 2012) = Diet.