Fredi Magazine Winter 2016 / Volume 2 Issue 2 - Page 14

» a shining superstar e l e d a BY FILOMENA ROSATI There is a hunger in our culture for true stories from the trenches where life is lived with clarity and rawness, where social status cannot hide true talent when nurtured with love. If we look and listen carefully, we can often find brilliance among the flawed, honesty among the pretenders, and a voice in the masses that transcends circumstances and social class. Allowing a child to shine is perhaps the greatest gift a parent can bestow upon them. Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, known to the world as ADELE, is one such child. She grew up with a fire in her soul and gave it a voice through song and we are, arguably, all the better for it. 14 • fredi winter 2016 There are countless stars who have sold many albums but perhaps none have enjoyed the level of universal popularity that Adele does today – the question really is, what is the secret to her unparalleled success? While there is no doubting her voice, there have been other great singers – Celine, Whitney, Aretha to name a few. Adele has powerful stage presence – but again there have been others as good if not better – Madonna, Mariah, Beyoncé and even Taylor. So what is it that really sets Adele apart and quite frankly, above everyone else? COVERSTORY //