Adele’s 2011 MTV VMA Performance

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English singer-songwriter Adele not only performed her piano ballad “Someone Like You” onstage of the 2011 MTV VMAs but also took home three Moonman statues for Best Art Direction in a Video, Best Editing in a Video and Best Cinematography in a Video.

She stood at the microphone in a black dress, swiveled her hips a little bit and gestured with her hands.

Before the big show got started, pop star Britney Spears paid tribute to Adele as she chatted with pre-show’s black carpet hostess Selena Gomez. “I'm really interested in seeing Adele. I love her. I'm the biggest fan. I'm really excited about seeing her.” Spears said.


Introduced by Kate Perry, British soul pop singer performs her piano ballad “Someone Like You” onstage during the 2011 MTV VMAs

Introduced by Katy Perry, British soul pop singer performs her piano ballad “Someone Like You” onstage during the 2011 MTV VMAs


Written by Adele and Dan Wilson, the ballad “Someone Like You” was released on January 24, 2011 and received positive reviews from music critics.

The song became the first single of the decade to sell a million units in the UK in July 2011 and the first song to spend five weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart since Katy Perry's “I Kissed a Girl” back in 2008.

It was inspired by a broken relationship that Adele experienced.


Adele is really different from her American peers as wearing conservatively with a simple black dress, in stead of eye-catching costumes, and singing about her pain

Adele is really different from her American peers as wearing conservatively with a simple black dress, instead of eye-catching costumes, and singing about her pain


The ballad “Someone Like You” is a track from Adele’s hit album “21”

The ballad “Someone Like You” is a track from Adele’s hit album “21”


Her big-voiced performance of “Someone Like You” is solid and heartfelt

Her big-voiced performance of “Someone Like You” is solid and heartfelt


Adele poses at the 2011 MTV VMAs

Adele at the 2011 MTV VMAs


Selena Gomez and Adele are seen backstage at the MTV VMA’s pre-show

Selena Gomez and Adele are seen backstage at the MTV VMA’s pre-show


Selena Gomez gives Adele a hug at the MTV VMA’s pre-show

Selena Gomez gives Adele a hug at the MTV VMA’s pre-show


Adele and Justin Bieber are posed backstage at the 2011 MTV VMAs

Adele and Justin Bieber at the 2011 MTV VMAs


Adele and Katie Holmes are posed backstage at the 2011 MTV VMAs

Adele and Katie Holmes at the 2011 MTV VMAs

 

Adele’s 2011 MTV VMA Performance

 

Related links:

Stars Gather at the 2011 MTV VMAs (Live!)

Justin Bieber Kisses Selena Gomez at 2011 MTV VMAs

Britney Spears Wins 2011 MTV VMA Best Pop Video Award

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