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Adele Talks Selling Out And How She Keeps Herself From Doing It!

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All the more reason she deserves all the success she's had this year!

She stays true to herself and her convictions, even if it's the opposite of what everyone else in similar positions is doing!

In her new interview with G Magazine, Adele opened up about how she tries to retain her integrity now that she's become such an incredible superstar, and claims that she's given herself five rules that will keep her from selling out or from becoming tabloid foddler!

She explains:

"I think it's shameful when you sell out. It depends what kind of artist you wanna be but I don't want my name anywhere near another brand. I don't wanna be tainted or haunted. I don't want to be in everyone's face. I'm a big music fan and I get really pissed off when it gets like that … and I don't want people to get like that with me. I was furious when they did that on [re-releasing her debut album with extra tracks] 19. I said 'No' and they did it anyway. Just mugging off your fans. I will not do festivals. The thought of an audience that big frightens the life out of me. I don't think the music would work either. It's all too slow. We had three nights on hold at The O2 and I was like 'I wont play a festival. You think I'm gonna play a fuckin' arena? Are you out of your mind?' I'd rather play 12 years at the Barfly [small venue for indie bands] than one night at The O2! So I've made all those decisions and some people are pretty mortified. They think I'm mad."

Wow! We really respect her for taking control of the way her name and music are marketed, and we have to respect her for her!

She knows who she is and she wants to stay true to those convictions, so if that's how she wants her to career to be, then more power to her!

It's clearly working! So keep it up, gurl!

We can't express how much we respect you enough!

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27 comments to “Adele Talks Selling Out And How She Keeps Herself From Doing It!”

  1. 1

    You won't play at an arena? Yeah because you lack the talent. LMAO fat pig whore.

  2. 2

    Maybe your "wifey" could take a few cues

  3. 3

    She also keeps her clothes on and doesn't wear stupid costumes. With her it is about the music - not shock value. Good for her.

  4. 4

    Really Adele? She did North Sea Jazz festival two years ago… so much for not doing festivals. I don't get why doing a festival is selling out anyway, but ok. I still love her music though

  5. 5

    Selling your new piece of shit album for a dollar should be right up there .

  6. 6

    Love her music but in interviews she sounds like quite a ditz. Also a potty mouth.

  7. 7

    I don't get the fascination with this girl? She can sing but her music is boring. She's also not nearly as gorgeous as everyone makes her out to be, if even pretty at all. Without photoshop (especially her double chin) and loads of makeup, she just looks like an average faced, overweight girl.

  8. Sam90 says – reply to this


    Re: whatTHEhellPOPculture – LACK the talent LACK TALENT??? ADELE LACKK TALENT? LOL do you mean shaking your ass and getting your boobies out? yeah she lacks that, but if by talent you mean voice and prformance, then you shoulg go get your ears checked.
    Adele is a 21 year old real girl with an amazing talent. She is who she is and if you dont like it, then dont listen.

  9. 9

    Re: biana v – Her voice is amazing as well as her music and I'm pretty sure part of her appeal is that her looks are not important. Most people I know love her for her music and don't feel the need to criticize her body. Who cares that she does not look like a plastic barbie doll. I could do without the Katy Perrys of the world

  10. 10

    Re: whatTHEhellPOPculture – Why don't you go join the westboro church too your hatefull ignorant ass would fit right in with the other dummies
    As For Adele - I hope she changes her mind or was mis quoted because playing out and Merch is the main money maker for a recording artist - you really don't make the money or as much money on music sales as people think - well depending on the deal - I'd say look into every way of making money endorsements all that - while hot

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  12. 12

    She has a beautiful voice and she is beautiful even without make up. Her music is nice, it doesnt make me go "OMG" but its fine and totally vouche for her since theres no autotune trashy electronics and silly hip hop right on the middle of the songs for 2 mins.
    Pretty sure she did the festival cause a "duty" since she doesnt like big crowds, even tho I see nothing bad about it, perhaps has to be with the fact that many festivals are linked to brands, and since she is against this last one well, its understandable.

  13. cika says – reply to this


    The anti Gaga. I haven't even heard her music but I already like her. And she's right about Arenas.. They are MADE for people who can't really sing, I mean, don't get me wrong, good singers can also pull them off, but those who don't have a voice definitely take advantage. Right Britney?

  14. cika says – reply to this


    Re: whatTHEhellPOPculture – Did perez pay you to post that?

  15. 15

    i love her and her music!! I am so glad she isn't like these stupid girls who shake their asses and wears barely anything.. She is great and her music is amazing!!!

  16. 16

    It makes sense that she wouldn't play a big arena. The arenas are for the ass shaking, auto tuned prancing around in undies "artists" And most of those arenas are just one big fucking advertisment. But she has the actual talent for it and i think she'd do great. Too bad she has terrible stage fright though, and Re: whatTHEhellPOPculture – what is wrong with you, why are you so hateful? Are you jealous because your sitting on your ass doing NOTHING and she is making millions? I think so. Take some notes and go make a living for yourself you low life. Adele is grounded, has a lovely personality, is actually talented and doesn't feel the need to conform. That's why i absolutely adore her and everything she does. ♥

  17. katyb says – reply to this


    I love Adele and all that she stands for. Its just really annoying to never be able to get tickets to ANY of her shows casue she refuses to play the big venues

  18. 18

    Re: Caroline

    I got the feeling she meant pop/rock festivals. She fits in at a jazz festival….but who knows? :) She's about the only one in the Top 40 (besides Foo Fighters) that I actually like.

  19. 19

    Re: biana v

    I guess simply differents tastes. I usually like good ol' rock n roll and punk but I really like Adele for some reason. Yes she's a big woman and I think she's pretty. Again, just different tastes.

  20. 20

    wow Adele is very open and honest in interviews. I love it about her.

  21. 21

    I love how everything she says she hates your "wifey caca" does and yet you praise them both. Contradicting yourself much?

  22. 22

    Adele does play arena! She played the Air Canada Centre, which, at last thought was an arena?

  23. 23

    In 3 years when she has more hits sure she will be selling arenas, now she is saying this because she knows she can't sell one so blah. At least she has talent but don't speak too soon, well see in future how much you will sell.

  24. 24

    While I love her voice and music and think she's mad talented and totally gorgeous her attitude really puts me off. I'm all for artists not selling out…but I don't see how playing arenas and festivals is selling out. Sure they usually have a brand attached to them but it also allows more fans to see you and that's what should matter. You only sell out if you let those brands shape what you do on stage. It's not the first time she's said something that's made me pause (I forget what she said exactly, but I know it was something that offended me as a naturally skinny girl)…and it really just puts me off being a fan.

  25. 25

    Re: Caroline – I think she's referring to Ledds, Glasto, V, T4 etc.

  26. 26

    How refreshing! she barely promoted that CD and like magic it's a success! and she didn't even have to wear a steak on her head or sell her cd for .99 cents and pretend it was an mistake.

  27. 27

    Re: whatTHEhellPOPculture – you are such a hater, adele has an amazing voice and why dont you put up a photo of yourself before you insult people on there looks? get a life asshole!!