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Adele has multiple breakdowns as she begins her Vegas residency

Sis is a fucking mess. I don’t know why we keep pretending otherwise.

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by Anonymousreply 226December 8, 2022 1:05 PM

Maybe she needs a milkshake and cheeseburger to fortify her resolve?

by Anonymousreply 1November 19, 2022 3:19 PM

Yet other news sources are praising her performance. That article doesn’t give any specifics besides her saying she was nervous.

by Anonymousreply 2November 19, 2022 3:20 PM

R2 them ignoring her breakdowns doesn’t mean they didn’t happen. The media shows you what they want you to see. TMZ is keeping it real at least.

by Anonymousreply 3November 19, 2022 3:23 PM

She's been taking prescribed speed to lose her weight and she's been a fucking mess ever since. She won't get stable until she's fat Adele again.

by Anonymousreply 4November 19, 2022 3:28 PM

Isn’t she a coke head? There have been rumors for a while.

by Anonymousreply 5November 19, 2022 3:29 PM

Yeah, Vegas is a tough gig.

by Anonymousreply 6November 19, 2022 3:31 PM

Listening to her music and hearing about her breakdowns is exhausting.

by Anonymousreply 7November 19, 2022 3:33 PM

21 was her best album. 25 was ok but mostly filler and this last one is so boring.

by Anonymousreply 8November 19, 2022 3:34 PM

She asked herself, "What Would Judy Do?"

by Anonymousreply 9November 19, 2022 3:36 PM

Once you go Black you never come back

by Anonymousreply 10November 19, 2022 3:37 PM

Miss Thing is finally coming to grips with the fact that she's thin but still massively over-hyped. She's already a nostalgia act.

by Anonymousreply 11November 19, 2022 3:39 PM

Maybe she’s as tired of her wailing and screaming as we are. I know whenever I hear her over-emoted shouting for singing I want to lose my mind.

by Anonymousreply 12November 19, 2022 3:40 PM

Did she realize she only has one song and even she gets bored singing for 90 minutes?

by Anonymousreply 13November 19, 2022 3:40 PM


by Anonymousreply 14November 19, 2022 3:42 PM

Goodlooking mega-wealthy people with easy jobs who just cry and moan constantly are so hot right now...

by Anonymousreply 15November 19, 2022 3:42 PM

There’s more gourmet food per foot on the Las Vegas strip than anywhere else in the world

Go get yourself a Tomahawk steak luv

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by Anonymousreply 16November 19, 2022 3:44 PM

BREAKING: Raging alcoholic’s brain chemistry is severely out of balance

by Anonymousreply 17November 19, 2022 3:49 PM

It was easier for her fan base (with an average BMI of 38) to relate to Fat Adele. You could almost hear the fat cells multiply in her torch song squeals.

by Anonymousreply 18November 19, 2022 3:50 PM

She screams and her voice is blown out.

by Anonymousreply 19November 19, 2022 3:53 PM

Wait R8 - Adele has a new album?

by Anonymousreply 20November 19, 2022 3:53 PM

Anyone else sick of women “breaking down” just get out there and work. Shut up.

by Anonymousreply 21November 19, 2022 4:03 PM

God I hate her. And since she’s lost weight I hate her more Give her a Whopper to plump her up and shut her up already. She already has enough cheese.

by Anonymousreply 22November 19, 2022 4:04 PM

I thought her remarks to the audience showed a refreshing candor. If anyone's a mess here it's OP, not to mention the feral pigs who run and work for TMZ.

by Anonymousreply 23November 19, 2022 4:08 PM

In her defense, some of the greatest female singers of all time were in torment offstage -- Dusty, Etta, Aretha, Karen, Whitney, Judy, Phyllis, etc. Maybe she's bipolar or has BPD or dealing with childhood trauma...in which case I hope she gets the help she needs. And some Shakeshack.

by Anonymousreply 24November 19, 2022 4:11 PM

Her last album was awful and a complete mess. Not one song was worth a shit. I made the mistake of preordering the album thinking it would have been like her previous ones. I’ll never make that mistake again.

by Anonymousreply 25November 19, 2022 4:12 PM

Childhood abuse? Maybe she’s just a druggie and alcoholic.

by Anonymousreply 26November 19, 2022 4:14 PM

Good voice, but I really don't think she has the star power to sustain a long career. She should enjoy the spotlight and the huge paychecks she's getting now, but her talent isn't really that remarkable.

by Anonymousreply 27November 19, 2022 4:15 PM

Bish can you twerk?

by Anonymousreply 28November 19, 2022 4:21 PM

Oh-Oh-Oh- Ozempic!

Does it make you weepy?

by Anonymousreply 29November 19, 2022 4:23 PM

Did she use amphetamines to lose weight?

by Anonymousreply 30November 19, 2022 4:24 PM

I think she has a breakdown because she has a residency just about 10 years after she became famous. Isn't a residency for old singers like Dolly and Celine? I would cry too honestly...

by Anonymousreply 31November 19, 2022 4:25 PM

It’s not like she has to perform the lead in a four hour opera.

by Anonymousreply 32November 19, 2022 4:28 PM

R31 no. That was the case in the past. Britney’s residency made it cool for younger artists and legends to have one. GaGa, Katy, Miranda Lambert, Jonas Bros, Usher, Backstreet Boys, Carrie Underwood, Mariah, J Lo, and more have all had Vegas residencies post Britney.

by Anonymousreply 33November 19, 2022 4:29 PM

After she came out with her weight loss she should have announced her retirement and then enjoyed her life.

I agree with a poster above who said her fans can no longer relate to her.

by Anonymousreply 34November 19, 2022 4:41 PM

What kind of person is an Adele fan?

by Anonymousreply 35November 19, 2022 4:43 PM

R35 chav single mothers and lady gaga fans?

by Anonymousreply 36November 19, 2022 4:45 PM

I understand people rave about her but I don't like her vocal style. She is pretty.

by Anonymousreply 37November 19, 2022 4:50 PM

@r9, "She asked herself, "What Would Judy Do?"

"Oh, honey, we thought the BBC would calm you down a bit 😜 "

by Anonymousreply 38November 19, 2022 4:53 PM

R35 cheugy people

by Anonymousreply 39November 19, 2022 4:53 PM

My best friend lives in Las Vegas and he said that there was a story on the local news yesterday that Adele had moved out of her suite at Caesar’s Palace to a suite at the Wynn Hotel. I said that it must be a slow news day in Las Vegas.

by Anonymousreply 40November 19, 2022 5:05 PM

Oh I’m sure she just used diet and exercise to lose all that weight. So sure.

by Anonymousreply 41November 19, 2022 5:10 PM

Maybe her fat was a comforting blanket and she feels vulnerable without it...like a skinny impostor.

by Anonymousreply 42November 19, 2022 5:13 PM

Her voice is shot and I doubt she'll be able to finish the residency without more vocal issues, which have plagued her twice before. It's weird because she only has a 2 octave range on a good day, yet she keeps damaging her voice. Usually altos have a long lifespan since they don't have to sing high notes. She seems like the kind of arrogant star who refuses to listen to vocal coaches. She sounded like a raspy cow during her recent London shows.

by Anonymousreply 43November 19, 2022 5:21 PM

Hated her last album. Total schmaltzy garbage.

by Anonymousreply 44November 19, 2022 5:24 PM

Adele is the most boring singer of the 21st century.

by Anonymousreply 45November 19, 2022 5:29 PM

I bet it's because that new bf ruined her credit rating.

by Anonymousreply 46November 19, 2022 5:29 PM

R45 she should do a duet with Taylor Swift and really bore us to tears

by Anonymousreply 47November 19, 2022 5:30 PM

R43 I think Adele is just an untrained mezzo. Gaga sounds burpy too. I think it's cigarettes that made their voices granny-like but that doesn't mean they are real contraltos.

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by Anonymousreply 48November 19, 2022 5:36 PM

I get up at 4:00 am to work a 10 hour day. STFU bitch, I'm not crying at work.

by Anonymousreply 49November 19, 2022 5:40 PM

R48, I was also thinking cigarettes.

by Anonymousreply 50November 19, 2022 5:44 PM

R49, I cry so you don't have to!

by Anonymousreply 51November 19, 2022 5:45 PM

Why is her vagina covered?

by Anonymousreply 52November 19, 2022 6:09 PM

Illness, postponements, cancellations in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

by Anonymousreply 53November 19, 2022 6:34 PM

Where is her partner in all of this? I imagine she's a needy nightmare, so there's only so much a supportive boyfriend can do. And he doesn't come from the most emotionally intelligent segment of the population, just like her previous one. Should've stayed fat.

by Anonymousreply 54November 19, 2022 6:46 PM

Lola's residency breakdown >>>> Adele's

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by Anonymousreply 55November 19, 2022 7:06 PM

[quote]Adele barely got through opening night of her Vegas residency ... repeatedly dissolving into tears, saying she was super scared to take the stage.

This sounds like every female worker I work with who is between the ages of 18 - 49. Substitute 'take the stage' with 'come into the office' and BINGO! That's my workday with these idiots.

by Anonymousreply 56November 19, 2022 7:12 PM

R56 the majority of straight women are meant to raise children. For every confident woman with a strong work ethic and even emotions like Cher, Meryl Streep, Reba McEntire, Katherine Hepburn, and Hillary Clinton there are 10k Adeles.

by Anonymousreply 57November 19, 2022 7:37 PM

MARY! to her and her antics.

It's starting to feel like this Nervous Nelly persona is part of the act now. Maybe she should stop touring and only release studio albums from here on out. She could put an end to her trauma today if she wanted to, but there has to be a part of her that likes the commotion that comes with her bs diva hysterics.

by Anonymousreply 58November 19, 2022 7:45 PM

[quote] I’ll never make that mistake again.

Great song title. R25, you should write that song and submit it to her.

by Anonymousreply 59November 19, 2022 7:46 PM

[quote] Childhood abuse? Maybe she’s just a druggie and alcoholic.

In women, there can be a connection between obesity and childhood sex trauma. Certainly not every case but enough to have been noted. Her alcoholism is self-medicating.

by Anonymousreply 60November 19, 2022 7:50 PM

I'm hoping this is the end of the singer songwriter that has been forced on us by the music companies. They didn't want to develop talent and spend any effort so they let the songwriters be the talent. Find some entertainers that can really sing and get them great material so we can have more than Swift, Beyonce and the other "young" has beens.

by Anonymousreply 61November 19, 2022 7:52 PM

I miss the 70s when female songwriters could actually write beautiful songs and have the voice to sing them (Carly Simon, Donna Summer, Carole King, Dolly Parton). And of course, those who didn't write their own songs knew enough to sing the songs of talented writers (Streisand singing the Bergmans, Ross singing Masser).

by Anonymousreply 62November 19, 2022 9:57 PM

She's become a drama queen. She should be more relaxed, now, in the Los Angeles compound. Instead, ... drama.

by Anonymousreply 63November 19, 2022 10:02 PM

A Las Vegas residency has to be one of the easiest jobs in the world for these stars like her. It's the exact same show every night, the same stage, the same location. And it's less than an hour to fly to LA when she wants to go home. She needs to grow the fuck up.

by Anonymousreply 64November 19, 2022 10:13 PM

She’s over after this.

by Anonymousreply 65November 19, 2022 10:31 PM

She was great when she was young.

by Anonymousreply 66November 19, 2022 10:37 PM

I’d rather spend my disposable income on a Donny Osmond ticket than an Adele ticket and I am far from a Donny fan

by Anonymousreply 67November 19, 2022 10:38 PM

The first sign that the empress had no clothes was when Adele balls up her George Michael tribute the The Grammys, halted the song and restarted. All this, only to give an identical mediocre performance.

by Anonymousreply 68November 19, 2022 10:42 PM

That George Michael deal was such an attention whore thing to do.

by Anonymousreply 69November 19, 2022 10:46 PM

We call her "Amy Brewhouse with No Talent."

Well, except voice abuse, constant whining and a "fat pig always is a fat pig" persona.

by Anonymousreply 70November 19, 2022 10:47 PM

At least Amy Winehouse made some great songs and was a talent. The same cannot be said for Adele. She's just the MOR version of Winehouse which is why she was able to sell so much.

by Anonymousreply 71November 19, 2022 10:55 PM

She could just manage Jennifer Lawrence’s career instead - she knew Passengers was a piece of shit - she’s got uncommon movie biz intuition.

by Anonymousreply 72November 19, 2022 10:57 PM

[quote] The first sign that the empress had no clothes was when Adele balls up her George Michael tribute the The Grammys, halted the song and restarted. All this, only to give an identical mediocre performance.

She really fucked up the first one. I thought the restart was warranted and I thought she did a good job with that song. But, yes, otherwise she is way too much drama.

by Anonymousreply 73November 19, 2022 11:19 PM

I heard she made some rambling, crazy tribute to Bey, saying she didn't deserve to be nominated with Beyonce. She teared up, and told Grammy voters to vote for Bey. Because, "I owe her."

by Anonymousreply 74November 19, 2022 11:21 PM

I know who could benefit from Adele's weight-loss regimen. Yes, you guessed it--Roxanne Gay. It's exhausting even to have to say so.

by Anonymousreply 75November 19, 2022 11:26 PM

R74, Jesus, that's so patronizing. You'd think she'd be happy that she won the Grammy for album of the year like 10 years ago. Why make it into some "woe is me" situation? Stupid.

by Anonymousreply 76November 19, 2022 11:26 PM

R74 I don't know why she would say that. She's miles better than Beyoncé.

by Anonymousreply 77November 19, 2022 11:27 PM

[quote] I know who could benefit from Adele's weight-loss regimen. Yes, you guessed it--Roxanne Gay. It's exhausting even to have to say so.

I'm guessing Adele got gastric bypass surgery.

by Anonymousreply 78November 19, 2022 11:29 PM

[quote] At least Amy Winehouse made some great songs and was a talent. The same cannot be said for Adele. She's just the MOR version of Winehouse which is why she was able to sell so much.

An early death canonized Winehouse. If she were alive today I am sure that "Back To Black" would have been her career peak. Winehouse didnt have a great voice but she had decent vocal technique, was a good lyricist and had an ear for a catchy melody. She also had great collaborators. But she would have flamed out long ago.

These new girls don't have what it takes to sustain legendary careers. I've watched them all come and go but I'm still here SLAYING.

by Anonymousreply 79November 19, 2022 11:29 PM

There'll be an Adele vs Beyonce showdown again at the Grammys next year. I bet Harry will win it and the Beyhive will go nuts with accusations of racism.

by Anonymousreply 80November 19, 2022 11:31 PM

[quote] Adele is the most boring singer of the 21st century.

Bitch, how could you forget me?

by Anonymousreply 81November 19, 2022 11:34 PM

She caterwauls in 'head voice'- no proper training- so she'll probably lose her voice anyway.

by Anonymousreply 82November 19, 2022 11:37 PM

[quuote] If she were alive today I am sure that "Back To Black" would have been her career peak

Probably, but that album has more soul and personality than anything Adele has ever released.

by Anonymousreply 83November 19, 2022 11:44 PM

Remember when she was a fat lass and proud of it? Then she entered Beyonce's orbit and just became a different type of fake.

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by Anonymousreply 84November 19, 2022 11:57 PM

I never understood her appeal. That hello song is beyond cheesy

by Anonymousreply 85November 20, 2022 12:01 AM

Cheesy like a big mac?!

by Anonymousreply 86November 20, 2022 12:03 AM

Ay-up, me gastric band has done wonders for me fuckin' middle area. Ya can tell now where me gunt ends and me tummy begins!

I'd proper fuckin' murder a sausage roll, mind.

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by Anonymousreply 87November 20, 2022 12:11 AM

She's become quite "Oprah grand" — oversharing in an attempt to be "relatable" while living that expensive white candle life.

by Anonymousreply 88November 20, 2022 12:18 AM

LA has destroyed her, like it does everyone.

by Anonymousreply 89November 20, 2022 12:23 AM

But she'll still insist she's a north London girl R89.

by Anonymousreply 90November 20, 2022 12:25 AM

R89, why does LA destroy so many celebs who did well elsewhere? Is it just the celebrity/entertainment culture of the place?

by Anonymousreply 91November 20, 2022 12:38 AM

Lordy what a tough thread. Not a fan- I guess she doesn’t have the character and grit to be a big star with its pressures. But I find it just as sad to read these posts- why are DL posters so vile and angry. Most posters on this thread appear to be at least as hot a mess as Adele.

by Anonymousreply 92November 20, 2022 12:39 AM

Are you new here r92?

by Anonymousreply 93November 20, 2022 12:41 AM

[quote] Probably, but that album has more soul and personality than anything Adele has ever released.

Agreed. BTB is a classic album but would have been impossible for her to continue creating at that level.

by Anonymousreply 94November 20, 2022 1:30 AM

We don't know the crazy skinny bitch.

by Anonymousreply 95November 20, 2022 1:40 AM

Has no voice is buying time

by Anonymousreply 96November 20, 2022 1:58 AM

Adele went to great lengths to portray herself as a working-class heroine early on, but she's actually from a verging-on-posh background. Anyhow, I hate that she has no technique and can't listen to her destroying her voice every time she sings. She's had how many vocal surgeries so far? She won't be singing at all by the time she's 40.

by Anonymousreply 97November 20, 2022 2:05 AM

R97, I admit this is the first time I've heard of her being posh. I always thought she really was working-class

by Anonymousreply 98November 20, 2022 2:08 AM

Is it because she set fire to the rain?

by Anonymousreply 99November 20, 2022 2:14 AM

She's very intelligent and educated.

I heard she can moo and oink in the same sentence.

by Anonymousreply 100November 20, 2022 2:31 AM

She has written quite a few goods songs. Love Is A Game on her latest is good.

She's beautiful now, but even had an iconic look in her early 20s and heavier.

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by Anonymousreply 101November 20, 2022 3:18 AM

This bitch has really gotten long in the flab

by Anonymousreply 102November 20, 2022 3:19 AM

Remember when Barbra Streisand started crying at the Grammys and told the audience Diana Ross should have won the award in 1981 ?

by Anonymousreply 103November 20, 2022 3:21 AM

Everything she does sounds the same.

Twee heifer whining and sounding drunk.

by Anonymousreply 104November 20, 2022 3:41 AM

She dickmatized she needs to SNAP OUT OF IT!

by Anonymousreply 105November 20, 2022 3:55 AM

Coold give a shit about her fans. Never forgiven for canceling this residency a mere 24 hrs before it was set to open.

by Anonymousreply 106November 20, 2022 4:28 AM

R91 that warrants a thread

by Anonymousreply 107November 20, 2022 4:31 AM

R107 I'll get started!

by Anonymousreply 108November 20, 2022 4:59 AM

R107, nevermind, I'm too tired 😖

by Anonymousreply 109November 20, 2022 5:00 AM

R43 and R58

You nailed it. I was once a huge fan (I am a frau now, but I wasn’t quite a frau in 2007.) I was a fan from very early on, I read all the British music magazines and Adele, Robyn, Duffy & Amy Winehouse were all being feted. I couldn’t wait for them to come to the US, I wanted to see all of them live. Sadly, I never saw any of them.

anyway, I’m done with her. I’ll listen to one of her good songs if it comes on the radio, and I’ll still sing at the top of my lungs along to it.. But I am no longer a fan. She could have been such a fun act, the kind of show that I could go to with a group of pals to celebrate a birthday or Christmas or whatnot. And we could have done a trip to Vegas in 5 or 10 years for a reunion type deal, if she didn’t blow out her voice so early on. Like others said, she could have had a great career doing residencies like this. But she has ruined her voice, or she is just going to have to beca studio artist and she needs to stop touring. It’s wrong for her to sing that poorly after cancelling and charge the exorbitant prices she charges for tickets. Just give it up, you hate it anyway.

by Anonymousreply 110November 20, 2022 5:11 AM

I know fat Adele was more unique and it’s true the fraus liked her better. I even remember some straight guys who were in my circle saying “wow I don’t like bigger chicks but Adele is hot” which has never made sense to me at any point. Adele has never been sexy to me.

by Anonymousreply 111November 20, 2022 5:17 AM

Most people I know, male and female, think she’s very pretty, and even prettier while fat.

by Anonymousreply 112November 20, 2022 5:20 AM

She looks bad thin because she stretched out her face and body while obese. Had she managed to be thin her whole life she would look beautiful now instead of worn out.

by Anonymousreply 113November 20, 2022 5:32 AM


by Anonymousreply 114November 20, 2022 6:18 AM

"She won't be singing at all by the time she's 40."

Here's hoping.

by Anonymousreply 115November 20, 2022 7:52 AM

"Is it because she set fire to the rain?"

Set fire to her farts more like. Big stinky ones you can practically taste. Comes from all those processed meat pieces she chowed down on.

But she's thin now, innit!

by Anonymousreply 116November 20, 2022 7:55 AM

Go easy on me, baby.

by Anonymousreply 117November 20, 2022 8:10 AM

^^^^ Said the rack of ribs as Adele approached the buffet.

by Anonymousreply 118November 20, 2022 8:12 AM

She doesnt want to work. She wants to be thin and fabulous all over LA. She's had her weight loss surgery, her plastic surgery and she's all set to be a famous person.

by Anonymousreply 119November 20, 2022 8:25 AM

She’s going to eat right through that gastric band in Las Vegas.

by Anonymousreply 120November 20, 2022 10:23 AM

She’s not doing coke R5, she wouldn’t be able to sing, and she already has a very unstable and unpredictable technique. Coke would make that a thousand times worse, quite literally impeding her vocal cords from functioning. It is an anesthetic. She is however definitely on a pill form of speed like Vyvanse to keep the weight off. It’s clearly contributing to her anxiety and paranoia. She cries at the drop of a hat because she can’t self regulate her emotions as her brain is dramatically flooded with waves of serotonin and dopamine followed by a severe drop off. She has all the hallmarks of a pill popper. The moment she stops the Vyvanse or Adderall, she’ll go into a severe depression (also something she already struggles with) and the weight will come roaring back. We won’t see her for years after that happens.

by Anonymousreply 121November 20, 2022 1:31 PM

[quote]the majority of straight women are meant to raise children

Is it 1952 already?

by Anonymousreply 122November 20, 2022 1:36 PM

Diet and exercise are the only way to lose weight.

A healthy lifestyle and the love of a good man is key.

by Anonymousreply 123November 20, 2022 2:00 PM

Why would a Brit want to live in Vegas for an extended time anyways, that seems against their basic fabric of life, like me want to go live in Leeds for a half year.

by Anonymousreply 124November 20, 2022 2:05 PM

I know everyone here is saying a Vegas residency is easy but I would become suicidal living in a hot cultural wasteland like Las Vegas. Adele however, is definitely on some kind of drug and is most likely the reason she's so loopy.

by Anonymousreply 125November 20, 2022 8:04 PM

I know living in Vegas would be hard for someone who grew up in the uk but you’d think she could look at it as a contract that will end and just focus on the future. She’s not a slave. She’ll make a lot of money and in her off time she can do what she wants to relax. She’d never have to go outside even.

by Anonymousreply 126November 20, 2022 8:15 PM

She's not really "living in Las Vegas." She's, basically, on a concert tour without having to go anywhere. She stays in a luxurious hotel suite, maybe an entire floor. No need to constantly pack, ride a bus, check into a new hotel, etc.

Also, she lives in L.A., which is a 3.5 to 4-hour drive from LV. Or a 1-hour flight.

LV isn't my favorite place, but the food there is excellent.

by Anonymousreply 127November 20, 2022 8:27 PM

For anyone who's interested, a history of Adele's facial plastic surgeries.

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by Anonymousreply 128November 20, 2022 8:28 PM

Shut up and sing bitch

by Anonymousreply 129November 20, 2022 8:36 PM

I miss Celine Dion. She’s a class act

by Anonymousreply 130November 20, 2022 8:37 PM

[quote] Yeah, Vegas is a tough gig.—Céline

For non-professionals, perhaps.

by Anonymousreply 131November 20, 2022 8:38 PM

This thread fucking reeks of misogyny. In the video at OP's link, her voice quivers a bit and she wipes away a tear or two. That is not even remotely close to anything like a breakdown. You're just making shit out of her for showing an ounce of emotion. Typical. On Datalounge, women showing any vulnerability or feelings = she's batshit crazy, should not be performing, is a fraud etc etc. Kind of like when there's a clip of an interview exchange like on CNN & MSNBC and a woman rolls her eyes, raises her voice a tenth of a decibel or is assertive in any way, it's "WOMAN has MELTDOWN!"

by Anonymousreply 132November 20, 2022 9:01 PM

How can she be relaxed stage? She’s so coiffed and lacquered and tucked. I’m surprised she can breathe!

by Anonymousreply 133November 20, 2022 9:12 PM

R127 thank you. These idiots are making it sound like she’s an everyday woman, working a normal job and having to use public transportation etc.

Adele is rich and living in a luxurious hotel. She can take a private jet to LA anytime she wants.

What I don’t like is how these rich foreigners just buy American properties. Are they even legal citizens? They should be treated the same as everyone else. Keanu Reeves refuses to become an American Citizen yet he’s here more than Canada. No.

by Anonymousreply 134November 20, 2022 9:17 PM

Blind about her

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by Anonymousreply 135November 20, 2022 9:18 PM

R135 She will be remembered as the residency bod

by Anonymousreply 136November 20, 2022 11:12 PM

R125: the weather in LV is pretty chilly right now. She will be here until the end of March so she will not experience the desert heat at all.

You all are bunch of hysterical drama queens.

by Anonymousreply 137November 20, 2022 11:38 PM

Adele is perhaps the most overrated singer in history. Plenty of other singers have been overrated but none with as much acclaim and success as Adele. Many people who know nothing about singing think she's "1 of the best to ever do it" and that could not be further from the truth. Even at her best, her limited 2 octave range was pretty good but hardly impressive in comparison to the best singers of all time. Now that she's no longer at her best she seems even more mediocre. I hope this leads to a decline in popularity but I doubt it. Super stans these days seem to lap up any spoiled milk their idols spill on the ground for them.

by Anonymousreply 138November 20, 2022 11:53 PM

This is just all grist for the mill of song writing for her. I think she’ll ditch the numbers album titles and going with “Breakdown” for the next one.

by Anonymousreply 139November 20, 2022 11:57 PM

Oh shut the fuck up r138. Being a technically good singer has little to do with being a GOOD singer. Such a tired argument. Who cares is she doesn't have a four-octave range? It's all about the sound, not being technically perfect all the time. Nobody wants to hear Maria Callas every fucking time they listen to music.

Jesus Christ just shut the fuck up.

by Anonymousreply 140November 20, 2022 11:58 PM

I miss fat Adele. I can't fucking stand her now.

by Anonymousreply 141November 20, 2022 11:59 PM

Sorry if it's been mentioned already, but Somebody needs a Cher slap!

by Anonymousreply 142November 20, 2022 11:59 PM

[quote]in comparison to the best singers of all time.

Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen are far from the greatest singers of all time but they've made some of the best music of the past 50 years.

by Anonymousreply 143November 21, 2022 12:00 AM

Bob Dylan might actually be one of the worst singers who made it work, somehow.

by Anonymousreply 144November 21, 2022 12:00 AM

R140 hi delusional super stan. Her limited range is just part of her mediocrity. She is decent in her 2 octaves but definitely not nearly THE BEST. The best female singers could definitely sing her songs but she would not sound nearly as good covering their songs. Face it, she was never that amazing but stood out among so many autotune acts and other non-singers. She would never have been able to hang with the best vocalists of the 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s.

by Anonymousreply 145November 21, 2022 12:02 AM

Best vocalist and star are two very different concepts.

Miss Diana Ross was absolutely perfect at her actual job: Star!

by Anonymousreply 146November 21, 2022 12:04 AM

R146 Diana Ross was never praised as being the best singer. Ross knows her voice and limitations. She also maintained herself over the years.

Adele is an entirely different case. For almost 15 years now there are clueless idiots who have called her the best singer. She has gotten praise for her vocals which have always been overrated. The mask is finally off and her voice is shot to hell

by Anonymousreply 147November 21, 2022 12:07 AM

I’ve always found people who think having a wide range of notes you can hit as “good singing”, or the only form of singing anyone should appreciate, as stupid.

by Anonymousreply 148November 21, 2022 12:08 AM

If her voice is shot, why doesn't she just lipsync everything? Mariah has been doing it for 25 years.

by Anonymousreply 149November 21, 2022 12:09 AM

r145 I am actually not a big fan of Adele. It's just beyond tiresome to hear the same bullshit about a pop singer not being a fabulous technical genius of a vocalist. Most aren't. It doesn't matter. It's all about the sound of the voice, the emotional connection etc. Being technically brilliant actually has little to do with putting a song over.

by Anonymousreply 150November 21, 2022 12:10 AM

[quote]She would never have been able to hang with the best vocalists of the 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s.

I agree that Adele would've had much more competition in previous decades when there was certainly a much higher level of talent, but she also would've been able to carve out her own niche. Carly Simon and Carole King didn't have brilliant technical voices either, just to give a couple of examples. Diana Ross had a thin voice, but it was very pleasant to listen to and very commercial.

by Anonymousreply 151November 21, 2022 12:12 AM

Really, r151, there was a higher level of talent? Why? Why when a ton of people want to be famous singers now, and it's a whole damn thing pushed from a very young age? Why would there be more talent in the 60s and 70s?

I am truly intrigued by all this. I think it is that weird and indefinable thing, star quality. Diana Ross may have had a pleasant voice but that wasn't what made her Miss Ross! I mean, I think we as a society go way, way, way overboard about the importance of singing itself, but that would seem to make it more likely that there would be more fierce competition and more talent these days.

by Anonymousreply 152November 21, 2022 12:21 AM

Zendaya also has a thin voice that’s very pretty and pleasant to the ear.

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by Anonymousreply 153November 21, 2022 12:24 AM

[quote]Really, [R151], there was a higher level of talent? Why? Why when a ton of people want to be famous singers now, and it's a whole damn thing pushed from a very young age? Why would there be more talent in the 60s and 70s?

Of course there was a higher level of talent in the 60s and 70s. Just look at the popular artists of those times. JFC are you an idiot? That's not even open to debate.

by Anonymousreply 154November 21, 2022 12:25 AM

Well, are you sure you're not just going by who is actually remembered these days after 50 years r154? So take every single singer that was liked, very briefly, in the 1960s and the 1970s and compare them to every singer today. Would they really stack up as more talented?

by Anonymousreply 155November 21, 2022 12:27 AM

And to reiterate, if you take somebody like Bob Dylan, a real megastar from that era, are we really talking about pure singing talent or something else?

by Anonymousreply 156November 21, 2022 12:28 AM

Here's a song I love, I love playing this song. But is it a great song, is this a great singer, or is this just all something else that is a bit indefinable?

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by Anonymousreply 157November 21, 2022 12:30 AM

And people think this quailing spaz will sweep the Grammys this year.

by Anonymousreply 158November 21, 2022 12:30 AM

the point is yes there have always been popular singers who weren't great singers. Adele is a decent but not amazing singer who has been falsely hyped as an amazing singer for over 10 years now. It was never the case but now it's more apparent than ever

she doesn't have Madonna's theatrics and circus tricks to fall back on. Adele's supposed amazing talent was always her selling point.

I never thought her voice was that pleasing to the ear

by Anonymousreply 159November 21, 2022 12:31 AM

[quote]Well, are you sure you're not just going by who is actually remembered these days after 50 years [R154]? So take every single singer that was liked, very briefly, in the 1960s and the 1970s and compare them to every singer today. Would they really stack up as more talented?

Good lord, you're really splitting hairs, just admit you don't know fuck-all about this subject. Overall, there was MUCH more talent back then. Just a cursory glance at the singers of the time will tell you. Of course not everybody was a great talent, but the level of talent in the 60s and 70s was a Golden Age of popular music.

by Anonymousreply 160November 21, 2022 12:32 AM

I think this also happened to the Rat Pack when they performed in Vegas. Lots of emotion and tears.

by Anonymousreply 161November 21, 2022 12:33 AM

And hookers, r161. Lots of hookers.

by Anonymousreply 162November 21, 2022 12:35 AM

I do love the songs of the 60s and 70s, but talent at what? Talent at being rock stars? Talent at singing? What exactly are you talking about r160? Was Jimmy Hendrix an amazing singing talent, or something else? What about Janis Joplin? What about most of them? Pure singing, or a whole vibe and a whole era? What are we really talking about here?

by Anonymousreply 163November 21, 2022 12:36 AM

given how big her ego has gotten, she deserves to be humbled

by Anonymousreply 164November 21, 2022 12:38 AM

Just shut up r163. We all know about how talented musicians of previous eras were. Just go to bed or something.

by Anonymousreply 165November 21, 2022 12:40 AM

Oh, you're bitter. Okay. Well I thought it could be a discussion. But you are bitter and sad. Oh well.

by Anonymousreply 166November 21, 2022 12:41 AM

Well, whatever she’s doing she’s certainly not keeping up with Taylor Swift. That girl really has set fire to the rain.

by Anonymousreply 167November 21, 2022 12:43 AM

And the really depressing part, you probably do have a really good knowledge of music history and a lot to say. Well damn, not everybody wants to share their knowledge. So be it. Stoned Love will play us out.

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by Anonymousreply 168November 21, 2022 12:44 AM

[quote]And the really depressing part, you probably do have a really good knowledge of music history and a lot to say. Well damn, not everybody wants to share their knowledge. So be it.

The level of talent in the 60s and 70s being off the charts is not up for debate, it's fact. That's all that was said. This is more than obvious to anyone who even has a cursory knowledge of music and popular culture over the past 50 years. JFC just shut up.

by Anonymousreply 169November 21, 2022 12:47 AM

There was a ton of talent. I can't deny that.

by Anonymousreply 170November 21, 2022 12:48 AM

People had to be talented to be noticed and get a break back then. Nowadays, anyone can post shit on social media and get noticed.

by Anonymousreply 171November 21, 2022 12:54 AM

well, in fairness anybody can get noticed for about 5 minutes. Who lasts? And Why?

by Anonymousreply 172November 21, 2022 12:55 AM

her schtick was the wailing fat white girl who "has soul".

Now she lost the weight and her voice has declined with it. Her voice was never spectacular but she sounds like crap now

she's not a sympathetic figure anymore

by Anonymousreply 173November 21, 2022 1:04 AM

Prior to Madonna, who were the big non-singers? Mick Jagger comes to mind. Who else?

by Anonymousreply 174November 21, 2022 1:08 AM

She really needed the obesity to set her apart.

by Anonymousreply 175November 21, 2022 1:32 AM

Who fucking cares r174? That's not the subject of this thread.

by Anonymousreply 176November 21, 2022 1:35 AM

We'll know she's lost the plot if she has a giant plastic ass installed.

by Anonymousreply 177November 21, 2022 1:41 AM

You do know she will be the youngest recipient of the Kennedy Center Honor in 6 years when Markle is POTUS and Adele’s friend, Harry is First Husband. (Harry’s term, not mine. Mary! him, please.)

JK, don’t get your knickers in a bunch.

by Anonymousreply 178November 21, 2022 1:47 AM

Adele confided her fear that Brazil's Annita is going to eclipse her, in a global way. Adele was going to appear at The American Music Awards to perform with Annita, but she got wind of the girl's talent, and she backed out. Annita is no Adele, she is a Latin superstar, but not ready to make it in LV.

by Anonymousreply 179November 21, 2022 1:54 AM

Did she eat lead paint from her house’s walls as a child?

by Anonymousreply 180November 21, 2022 1:55 AM

The minute she walked in the door...maybe Vegas ain't Adele's thing.

by Anonymousreply 181November 21, 2022 2:45 AM

This is not "iconic", it's weird. So she got "drunk" and forgot she was famous? Maybe we'll be seeing a Britney-like meltdown in the future.

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by Anonymousreply 182November 21, 2022 2:47 AM

She could just go the CELINE route and pre-record new "live" vocals that they pipe in and she mimes along to. Celine has saved her instrument because she's had all her mega notes in her power ballads on tape, played back for the last 25 years. This is an open secret in Vegas.

You can go on YouTube and see the compilations that confirm it's the same vocal track being used in 2007, 2012, 2017...etc. She's an incredible performer though and makes you believe she's hitting those studio money notes live in the moment. And the crowd buys it! Which at the end of the day, is all that matters.

I don't criticize this move at all -- in OPERA singers, who have the BEST vocal technique of any professional can only do 3-4 performances a week -- how in the hell can an Adele or Celine or anyone be expected to hit those studio money notes 7 times a week? It's unrealistic and cause for quick burnout, good technique or not.

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by Anonymousreply 183November 21, 2022 2:57 AM

I think Adele's popularity was more in the songwriting - her ballads had hooks that were as catchy as most up-tempo pop. I'd hear the song once and be able to sing along to it. It felt almost as if the songs were covers of existing songs that I knew.

Listening to some of her new album, none of the songs are like that. "I Drink Wine" is horrible dreck and it's the first single?

by Anonymousreply 184November 21, 2022 3:05 AM

She looks great.

by Anonymousreply 185November 21, 2022 3:18 AM

No I’m not new to DL R93. Just amazed at this thread. The NY Times and HuffPost both gave her show very good reviews. Not exactly the tone of this thread. As I said prior, I’m not a fan, but I’m also not a raving lunatic like many on this thread.

by Anonymousreply 186November 21, 2022 4:21 AM

R175 it's like with Sam Smith who was less succesful thin but when the obesity-boobs came back, they got a no. 1 single. Good for them.

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by Anonymousreply 187November 21, 2022 11:07 AM

She lost her marbles with the avoirdupoir. She should eat her way back to sanity.

by Anonymousreply 188November 21, 2022 12:34 PM

She really is. Such an overhyped chav

by Anonymousreply 189November 21, 2022 1:09 PM

Is she'd stayed a lovable chav it would be fine. It's the attempt to turn herself into something else that is proving her undoing.

Ffs, Tom Jones was a chav. So was Albert Finney. So was John Lennon. So was Eric Burdon. It's fine - as long as it's authentic. It's when it departs from authentic that it stops working.

by Anonymousreply 190November 21, 2022 2:23 PM

Adele was the last dying gasp of a music sales superstar because she appealed to all ages in the way the R&B sexpot Rihanna and the childish Taylor Swift can’t quite.

The buying-albums-on-iTunes era is dead, and she’ll never make those kind of sales again. So to make money she needs to tour. And it has become abundantly clear that Adele has neither the voice, the work ethic nor personality to do the hard work of performing.

by Anonymousreply 191November 21, 2022 3:01 PM

[quote]She should eat her way back to sanity.

If this were true, the Datalounge would be the sanest place on the web.

by Anonymousreply 192November 21, 2022 3:03 PM

I love Adele and touring can take quite toll on a person. Not everyone can have the work ethic of say a Queen Bey. Adele looks beautiful and healthy now. I hope she resolves her mental health first and foremost. That is always important. She can cancel some dates, she has enough money.

by Anonymousreply 193November 21, 2022 5:25 PM

Work ethic of Beyonce? She doesn’t have the work ethic of Blink-182. She bought multiple houses in Beverly Hills and eats all her meals at Nobu. It’s amazing how fast you can blow through a fortune. Just ask Elton John. He’s touring at 75 to maintain his lifestyle.

by Anonymousreply 194November 21, 2022 5:51 PM

I've heard that she hates to do concerts. A singer who doesn't like to perform for others. There are probably many singers like her, statistically speaking. It's one thing to sing alone or with your family or close friends, and another thing to sing for strangers who paid for it. I know Jewel hates it too.

I wonder, does sAdele actually have stage fright?

by Anonymousreply 195November 21, 2022 6:05 PM

Who is sAdele? Shadow Adele? Evil twin?

by Anonymousreply 196November 21, 2022 6:24 PM

r194 what are you talking about? You compare Beyonce to Blink-182? lol, ok. I don't follow B182, because this is 2022, but Beyonce has been a consistent, no-drama, star for nearly three decades. She puts out an album,, tours, and tours, and tours. She's also retained her voice, by relying on back tracks. You never hear Beyonce complain about touring, she just gets on with it.

Beyonce is nothing like Adele. the woman has been on the move since her teenage years. I can always commend Beyonce for her work effort. She sings, dances, and puts in 100% every show.

by Anonymousreply 197November 21, 2022 6:39 PM

Not a Beyonce fan at all but her work ethic really is amazing. She's like Madonna on steroids in that regard.

by Anonymousreply 198November 21, 2022 8:15 PM

R198 I sometimes wonder if she even uses the toilet to poo?

by Anonymousreply 199November 21, 2022 10:08 PM

Yeah Beyoncé is one of the hardest working people in showbiz

by Anonymousreply 200November 21, 2022 10:30 PM

R197: learn to read, twit, we didn’t need to read 11 sentences of the Beyonce hymnbook sharted out.

He’s saying that clearly Adele doesn’t compare to “Queen Bey” as a touring artist; she doesn’t even compare to Blink-182.

by Anonymousreply 201November 21, 2022 10:54 PM

Wait til her man breaks up with her and she’ll be even messier and start pigging out on buffets

by Anonymousreply 202November 23, 2022 4:36 AM

Has she been put on a 72 hour hold yet?

by Anonymousreply 203November 23, 2022 5:22 AM

R202 No better place to be!

by Anonymousreply 204November 23, 2022 5:28 AM

Now you bitches know Adele got you through many of breakups.

by Anonymousreply 205November 23, 2022 7:38 AM

Adele and Taylor are the two biggest female pop stars, but man are they both boring.

Give me Gaga, Rihanna or Mariah any day of the week. At least they're interesting.

by Anonymousreply 206November 23, 2022 8:36 AM

Tom Jones wasn’t a chav….

by Anonymousreply 207November 23, 2022 9:33 AM

r206 Beyonce is a bigger pop star than Adele. She even pushes to be in the pop-category for award shows because her music is really pop and not RnB. I agree, personality has left the building. Kids these day think Harry Styles is an example of charismatic. Sad days.

by Anonymousreply 208November 23, 2022 2:00 PM

[quote] I've heard that she hates to do concerts. A singer who doesn't like to perform for others. There are probably many singers like her, statistically speaking. It's one thing to sing alone or with your family or close friends, and another thing to sing for strangers who paid for it.

Not to astrology bitch, but....Aquarius. We're all like this. The ordeal of being SEEN and KNOWN is agonising for us.

by Anonymousreply 209November 23, 2022 2:10 PM

her mentality

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by Anonymousreply 210November 24, 2022 2:35 AM

Does it seem like a lot more performers are having public breakdowns and meltdowns than ever used to happen? I mean right on stage, not even offstage.

by Anonymousreply 211November 24, 2022 8:36 AM

BooHoo. Cry into the 'pile of money' that you're making!

by Anonymousreply 212November 24, 2022 8:52 AM

R211 No way. It’s just being recorded.

by Anonymousreply 213November 24, 2022 8:54 AM

R211, they clearly don't have enough money. I would cry too if I only had $100 million or so in assets.

by Anonymousreply 214November 24, 2022 8:55 AM

All Adele's best songs are on 19 and 21. She's also an alcoholic who admitted to Vogue that she can drink five bottles of wine in a night and 'still not feel drunk.' This is why she is doing a residency instead of a traditional tour.

by Anonymousreply 215December 2, 2022 7:08 AM

[QUOTE] Beyonce is nothing like Adele

They both struggle with their weight.

by Anonymousreply 216December 2, 2022 7:10 AM

😂 😂 😂

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by Anonymousreply 217December 2, 2022 7:14 AM

I don't mean to be unsympathetic to others pain, but I dislike people like Adele who draw attention to their frailties or illnesses in public or in company. They often use it to avoid taking our dealing about certain things.

by Anonymousreply 218December 2, 2022 7:44 AM

R218, or it's just for attention. "Look how special I am!".

by Anonymousreply 219December 2, 2022 1:07 PM

She should move back to England with bestie James Corden

by Anonymousreply 220December 7, 2022 9:13 PM

R57 Thanks for the misogyny, Attila the Hun!

by Anonymousreply 221December 7, 2022 10:27 PM

R92 Because they're envious bitter queens who feel they should have been the toast of Broadway--or fill in whatever other show biz thing--but they fell short, not because of a lack of talent but because the deck was stacked against them in various ways boring to relate. Endless reserves of venom!

by Anonymousreply 222December 8, 2022 1:54 AM

Doesn't Adele have an anxiety disorder

by Anonymousreply 223December 8, 2022 2:23 AM

Adele is a poor man’s Alison Moyet.

by Anonymousreply 224December 8, 2022 2:48 AM

Boy how quickly they fall. For the record the reviews of her show are excellent, as I believe I said earlier in the thread. I am not a fan. I know a little about her music. I think she has a style of singing that suits the narrow range of her material, which she writes herself. She’s no Joni Mitchell or Judy Garland or Streisand, but this thread is mostly free floating bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 225December 8, 2022 3:15 AM

I remember DL being collectively pissed that Adele was rumored to play Dusty Springfield in a biopic.

by Anonymousreply 226December 8, 2022 1:05 PM
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