December 12, 2011
Adele: Named Billboard's 2011 Artist of the Year
Adele, Billboard's Artist of the Year, owned 2011. The kicky, 23-year-old British singer released her second album, the break-up requiem "21," in February, and in barely 11 months, she has already sold more than any artist in the world, currently inching towards 13 million globally. Here, the international phenom spoke to Billboard about love, fame, a third album and her plan to 'disappear' until she's good and ready.