Our Top 10 Adele Moments Over The Years

We’re celebrate Adele’s album 21 turning 10 with our top 10 Adele moments, featuring Beyoncé, James Corden, and Alan Carr.

Daniella Baltazar

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: January 25th, 2021 5:35 pm pst

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Adele’s sophomore album, 21, was released 10 years ago today in the UK! It features hits like “Rolling in the Deep,” “Set Fire to the Rain,” and “Someone Like You.” Adele posted on Instagram thanking her “old friend.” 

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To celebrate, here are our top 10 Adele moments since the debut of 21

  • Performance at Royal Albert Hall

After the release of 21, Adele gave an amazing concert at Royal Albert Hall, that featured a stunning performance of “Someone Like You.” She talks about how the song changed her life, and still changes her life each time she sings it. Watch her performance of the song here!

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  • Iconic Grammy Photos

In 2012, Adele swept the Grammys! She received six nominations, and won all of them, which resulted in the iconic photo of her struggling to hold them graced the internet, launching several memes. 

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  • Golden Globe Awards

Adele received a Golden Globe in 2013 for the song “Skyfall.” She cracked up fans and stars alike with her starstruck tweets and acceptance speech saying she simply came “for a night out with [her] friend Ida” following her new status as a mom. 

  • Undercover Adele 

No one can say Adele can’t act after this performance! In 2015, Adele impersonated an Adele impersonator for a BBC prank! Donning a fake chin and nose, she successfully fools the other impersonators, only to shock them when she gives a powerful performance of one of her own songs.

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  • Carpool Karaoke

Adele guest starred on a popular segment, Carpool Karaoke, on James Corden’s show, The Late Late Show with James Corden. The duo drive around singing and rapping popular songs and cracking jokes that delighted fans of the singer.

  • Photobombing Fans

Up to more mischief, Adele photobombed unknowing fans who were taking photos with her “Skyfall” oscar. With the help of Graham Norton, the singer posed with props behind fans before revealing herself with a melodic “Hello.”

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  • Giving the Suits the Middle Finger

Fans will remember Adele’s 21 winning Best Album at the BRIT awards, and they’ll also remember her acceptance speech being interrupted, leading her to give “the suits” a middle finger! Listen to her talk about it here.

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  • Tribute to Beyoncé

Adele has made her love and respect for Beyoncé clear in the past. She’s posted praise on Instagram and is known to talk about her during concerts! But when she won best album at the 59th Annual Grammys, she gave a touching dedication to Beyoncé and her visual album, Lemonade. Watch her acceptance speech here!

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  • Officiated a Wedding

In January of 2018, Adele officiated the wedding of her long time friend Alan Carr. She commemorated the event on Instagram four months later, saying she “married two of her best friends.” 

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  • SNL Monologue

Most recently, after being the musical guest in both 2008 and 2015, Adele hosted SNL in 2020! Her monologue was chock full of jokes referring to the future of her career, recent weight loss, and previous appearances on the show. Check it out here!

We can certainly say it’s been a joyful, fun time since 2011, and we can’t wait to see what Adele does next!

About The Author:

Daniella Baltazar is a senior at Emerson College currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Media Arts Production with a minor in Global and Post-Colonial Studies. She is a spring 2021 intern for AfterBuzz TV and is hoping to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

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