Adele graces ‘Vogue’ cover, fresh off Grammy success

Adele Vogue Cover March 2012

On Sunday, Adele collected the largest haul of Grammys ever won in a single night by a British female singer. But aside from the awards she received from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States, the 23-year-old pop-soul diva has racked up yet another coveted honor – the cover of Vogue.

Adele looks gorgeous on the March 2012 issue of the magazine in an image, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, meant to be sexy in a glamorous way. Apart from the cover featuring the Rolling in the Deep singer with windswept hair and in a low-cut black lace top, there’s a wide variety of other photos inside. The article, written by Jonathan Van Meter, is also impressive. It explains why Adele is loved and admired by millions of people: she’s just so down-to-earth and real.

In the interview, the British songstress reveals that her ex-boyfriend changed her life in ways she never imagined, and she’s never writing a breakup record again. Here are some excerpts taken from the fashion bible.

On her ex: “You know, he was amazing. He was great. But it was never going to work. And for ages I was like, ‘As if he deserves any f***ing kudos for inspiring my record.'”

On her current boyfriend, Simon Konecki: “He’s wonderful. He’s proud of me, but he don’t care about what I do or what other people think. He looks after me. I don’t think I would have gotten through the recovery for my surgery if it hadn’t been for him.”

On awards shows: “I hate the red carpet. I don’t feel insecure, I just feel like, Oh, I don’t want to do this. I literally get a stomach cramp. At the VMA’s last year I felt really out of my comfort zone because there were so many superstars there. But that’s been the case from day one. I never feel like, Oh, yeah, I should be here. And I was missing my best friend’s hen night. So I was a bit bitter that I wasn’t there, to be perfectly honest.”

On her favorite artist, Beyoncé: “She’s been a huge and constant part of my life as an artist since I was about ten or eleven. I love how all of her songs are about empowerment. Even when she’s married and Jay-Z put a ring on it, she releases ‘Single Ladies.’ Go get yours. Go get what you deserve. I think she’s really inspiring. She’s beautiful. She’s ridiculously talented, and she is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met.”

Click over to to see more photos of Adele and read her full interview.