She is a two time Grammy award winner, has just dropped a new album that debuted at the number 1 position in the biggest music industry in the world, has millions of admirers stretched over multiple continents, and has achieved the pinnacle of the fame and fortune already, but what Adele has always wanted the most was a session on the famous ‘VH1 Unplugged.’ It seems as if she has fulfilled her ultimate wish now; the London-born singer made her inaugural ‘Unplugged’ performance in early March 2011.
The 22 year old Adele has already achieved tons of success in her short musical career, and it might seem that her ‘Unplugged’ appearance would be just another event of due importance to her, but the reality is that the Briton had been super excited by the opportunity, and in fact, it was a childhood dream of hers to mount the coveted stage and perform her musical magic.
The level-headed singer told MTV that Lauryn Hill’s ‘Unplugged’ performance was the moment when she fell in love with the show. She said that in spite her young age at that time, Hill’s song ‘Miseducation’ inspired her and influenced her musical persona. She said that other than Hill’s music, her basic and unpretentious personality struck her the most. She compared that feeling to the one she experiences when she listens to the legendary soul singer Etta James. Adele feels that the two have an emotional connection at some level and added that she has developed an unknown familiarity with the former Fugees member through her music.
Having been given the chance to perform on a platform where her idol once performed, was a dream-come-true moment for her, and Adele is grateful for the honor bestowed upon her.
The VH1 blog has published snippets and short clips of the full program that includes Adele’s soulful rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman.” Adele has performed material from both her albums on the ‘Unplugged’ stage, and judging from the sneak peek clips from VH1, it seems as if the Chasing Pavements singer has been extremely successful in reigniting the spirit of Franklin and her personal favorite Hill.
Adele also shows multiple characteristics of her singing style by getting emotional during her “Someone Like You” performance, while turning the heat on during “Rolling in the Deep.” If you’re an Adele or Aretha Franklin or even a Lauryn Hill fan, you cannot afford to miss this multi-flavoured once in a life time performance.