In a surprising revelation, Adele has shed light on the real reason behind her relatively small number of album releases. During her acceptance speech for the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at the Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment event, the renowned singer stunned the audience with her candid confession.
Adele acknowledged the perception that her four album releases in a 17-year career might seem like a deliberate strategy to maintain an air of mystery. However, she asserted that this was not the case. Instead, the decision to space out her albums was rooted in a personal choice she made following the immense success of her 2011 album, “21,” which came during her pregnancy.
Adele explained that her pregnancy at the height of her career had prompted her to question societal expectations, particularly the notion that an artist’s success hinges on constant productivity and public appearances. She chose to defy these norms and redefine success on her own terms.
“I rejected scarcity as excess and the idea that you have to be constantly relevant to be successful,” Adele stated firmly. “I chose to be a hit both on and off the stage.”
Adele’s decision to prioritize personal life over relentless album releases may have surprised some, but her unwavering commitment to her values and her unwavering belief in her own talent have paid off. She has cemented her position as one of the most successful and respected singers of her generation, proving that success can be achieved on one’s own terms.