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December 18, 2012

Adele's 21 was released on January 19, 2011 but its effects were felt long into 2012. The lead singles were equally omnipresent, she won six Grammys (for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Short Form Music Video) and saw the album earn Diamond Certification when it passed more than 10 million albums sold in The U.S.

The world also got new music from Adele on October 2 when she became a Bond Girl, singing the tremendous theme song for 007's 23rd adventure, Skyfall. Two weeks later, Adele gave birth to son, fathered by her boyfriend Simon Konecki.

Here's hoping 2013 gifts us with a third album, which will reveal if Adele is capable of drawing as much inspiration from joy as she does from sadness. My hunch says yes.

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