Feb 13, 2012

It looks like blue-eyed soul is coming to the rescue of the music industry. We can debate the state of the music industry all day, but you have to admit that Adele was definitely the best thing that happened this past year. She's an artist whose very reminiscent of artists of yesteryear. Her songs actually have lyrics that tell a story and aren't just this bubble gum pop that we're use to hearing on the radio.

Maybe it's just me, but I think it's really sad that it took a white girl from Britain to remind us of Soul. That's not to disparage artists like Jill Scott and Ledisi because the truth of the matter is the machine that is the music industry will not let these artists crossover the way Adele did. But I cannot blame Adele for that. The woman had a fantastic ablum and she was rewarded accordingly last night at the Grammys.

It was a Grammys that was marred by the death of the greatest vocalist that ever lived, but yet it was a vocalist that took home the biggest prizes.

Adele is a pure vocalist who sings the song. She doesn't over-sang nor does she do a hundred million runs. She just sings the melody and it comes out brilliantly.

Here's the Grammys she won:

Album of the Year
Best Pop Vocal Album
Record of the Year
Song of the Year
Best Short Form Music Video
Best Pop Solo Performance

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1 comment:

  1. Yay for her!! She is an amazing singer. And, you said it right -- her lyrics are powerful. She doesn't need all of the pyrotechnics, bright flashes of lights, or costumes. She has real talent.