Adele can’t lose. After a year of dominating our hearts, minds and charts, the ubiquitous singer has moved on to topping year-end lists all over the place. As The Insider reports, her latest coup comes courtesy of iTunes and Billboard, whose album and singles charts she led with ’21′ and ‘Rolling in the Deep,’ respectively. Making it even clearer that 2011 is the year Adele will not be denied, both iTunes and Billboard named her Artist of the Year.
The singer, who has been rendered temporarily mute while convalescing from throat surgery, has cancelled all touring engagements for the remainder of the year. “I’m thrilled to top the iTunes album and song charts for 2011 and to be iTunes Artist of the Year is just amazing,” she said in a statement.
In a Q&A with Billboard that she did via e-mail, Adele revealed she won’t be heading right back into the studio to capitalize on the success of ’21′: “I imagine I’ll be 25 or 26 by the time my next record comes out, as I haven’t even thought about my third record yet … I’ll disappear and come back with a record when it’s good enough. There will be no new music until it’s good enough and until I’m ready.”
She also revealed that she hasn’t found any love since splitting from the ex who inspired the heartbreaking songs on ’21,’ but that could change soon. “Not having someone to share all this with made me miserable at times, to be honest. I wanted nothing more than to be in love and be loved back. That was until I remembered I was sharing it with millions and millions and millions of people!! I haven’t been ready to be in love again since summer 2009 … until now. And I hadn’t met anyone along the way who has changed that.”