Adele

During the Grammy Awards, music fans found out what some of us already knew: British chanteuse Adele sounds horrible when she sings live.

Adele stunk up the Staples Center with her singing even before the hand of God reached down and mercifully cut off her microphone.

The singer told Ellen Degeneres she stuffed her face and cried most of the day following her horrible performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards's.

"I treated myself to a burger and a beer,” the mother-of-one said.

"Sound check was great ... I was really excited, and then during the changeover the microphones fell onto the piano strings which is what the guitar noise was," she told Ellen.

She settled on this excuse to explain her horrendous singing: "I’m always a bit pitchy anyways. When I’m flat and I’m sharp, I’m just emotional... I was so embarrassed."

Afterwards, she said, "I cried pretty much all day yesterday ... I kept like spontaneously bursting into tears yesterday. But it was all right. I was fine."

Adele's embarrassing moment was an eye (and ear) opener for her fans who don't realize that her raspy voice is manipulated in the recording studio.

Photo: Dara Kushner/INFphoto.com

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    She's not the only studio singer... probably should've done a better job with the backing track though.

  • Buttercup

    I thought y'all knew that Adele struggled to sing live. She has such a hard time staying in key.

  • Fendi

    But it was the sound man's fault, right?!.

  • ???

    Annnnnd here come the excuses. She can't make me believe she don't get down with a burger and some beer on the regular anyway . Bye Adele and good riddance!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    It was something for the ear to behold.....and it wasn't pretty.

  • SpillyNillie

    LOLOLOLOL!

  • Here for the comments

    That's her story and she's sticking to it! *rolls eyes*

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol everybody tweeted about it at the same time and held ears.

  • SpillyNillie

    Maybe this time she got a double cheeseburger with bacon...

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    "stunk up the Staples Center"
    _______________________
    Sandra! You over there celebrating Wine Day??? ROFL!!!! this write-up is a mess! LOL!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    If Adele was black, her name would be Fantasia, and no one would care.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Not surprised.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    I remember Janurary of 2012 Sandra Rose named Adele RnB...R...N...B?? singer of the year in her annual 'best of' list she used to release for her readers? I take it Adele didn't pay her blog tithes? I sure do miss Sandra's best of list. It was so fair and balanced???? T.I., Monica, and Benrnadette Stanis's yearly domination of the categories were merely a coincidence?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Didn't watch, don't care. Adele doesn't do it for me.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I don't follow her closely enough to have an opinion of her actual singing abilities. from what I've read on here, she's the bomb-dot-com though *shrug*

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol

  • Fendi

    Which is unfortunate, because Fantasia can sing her face off.

    P.S. I'm shocked you're actually defending a Black woman's talent. Keep up the good work.

  • Buttercup

    Fannie kicks her shoes off and grovels all over the stage, but she consistently does it in key.

  • SpillyNillie

    Well at least Tasia knows to hop around stage and prentend she's caught the Holy Ghost...then we all of sudden believe it's gospel singing....Adele better figure it out!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I love Tasia she can sang

  • Fendi

    Not Thelma?!.

    I'm crying @ "blog tithes."

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    blog tithes!!!!!!!! *cackles*
    (I knew it wasn't my imagination that she had been lauded as a great voice on a former (if not current) version of this here blaugh) :kona:

  • SpillyNillie

    I didn't like her cd AT ALL

  • Buttercup

    Her albums are great....but she struggles when singing live.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I knew you wasn't hacked. I knew it!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ??? #TheyStillGonnaFvckYouUp?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    My daughter loves her but hated this cd.

  • jussaying

    Lmfao I can't look at Fantasia when she sings though. She has that underbite and with that mouth and the raspiness. I just be waiting for her to drool all over herself. Now Jazmine Sullivan though...SO underrated.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???

  • Buttercup

    Welp, y'all have a good night.

  • Tammy GILBERT

    we cried berfore you did hunnti should of backed out.that place was to huge for the light voices that was singing all of them no joke

  • Fendi

    I'm referring to her voice. Rachelle Ferrell makes strange faces when she sings, but I understand why. Her notes come out flawlessly. Everyone has their own methods.

    I like Jazmine as well.

  • Tracy Taylor

    Not the hand of god ????

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I try but she always falls flat for me.

  • Tracy Taylor

    That check ain't cleared ???

  • Mel

    I mean Adele u sold how many millions the first week ? Your voice ain't great live you still making that paper tho

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I guess I ain't missing much lol

  • Mel

    Chile yes Fanny put on a hell of a show I love her

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    *puts hand over mouth and giggles*

  • Tammy GILBERT

    one singer said years ago,go to the live shows see for your self.said most just studio singers

  • Fendi

    I see you instigating, Sheree. Don't do it!

  • MissHarlem

    Sounding like a drunk mess. All that damn yelling ? but she will be ok and she ain't gonna die

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Heeeheeeheeehee??? glad somebody else noticed Carlos gave her the either you start ish or don't come back speech???

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I haven't heard a Rachelle Ferrell song in a while. Love her! *goes to YouTube*

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ?Seven days???

  • ChocolateBeauty

    Oh please she had one bad performance she can sing her butt off live or in studio

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    She actually sounds a lot like Jazmine Sullivan.

  • MissHarlem

    She goes hard and live in concert she is giving you your money's Worth

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    I've heard her live before and she's sounded great. Idk what was going on the other night...

  • MissHarlem

    I got my life at one of her concerts. She shocked me.

  • nucynu25

    Fanny can sing tho ... Ive said this before , Adele just get hyped up bc she's singing how blk ppl hve sng for years . U kno we love when whites can do what we do .

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *hides in Uncle Peaches closet behind his thigh boots*

  • MissHarlem

    Not interested in her at all.

  • nucynu25

    Lol , hey boo

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Yes that's why I own her cds despite her not being where I think she should be.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    I fvvken hate yew???

  • WHYDFMLII

    She has always been a horrible live singer yet the media gives her big ass a pass. That Hello song is overrated too.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    No but you might think different. I liked the last cd but can't stand hello.

  • Fendi

    She is too messy for words. She won't be getting that peach back. Her time is up. I'm over her, Whitfield Wap, her Chateau that is taking a decade to build, the cast dissecting Kenya's relationships, Kim, "Chrissy" no Teigen and their kids, Fakedra and her video that will never come out because she is too busy eating everything in the fridge to exercise, Porsha and her stupidity, etc, etc., and so forth.

  • WHYDFMLII

    Fantasia's performance at the Soul Train Awards was amazing. I still have the show saved on my DVR. Better than every Grammy performance this year.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *whispers in the darkness of Peaches closet* 'this a good place for a stickup*
    :kona:

  • AnonymousRose

    even before the hand of God reached down and mercifully cut off her microphone.********************************:ghost:

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    they gave Uncle Peaches 7 days??!!!

  • jazmine

    She cried "all day" and it's fine other people cry and it's a meltdown lol

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    ROFL!!!

  • nucynu25

    Yess

  • nucynu25

    You had 1 job to do Adele ...

  • Fendi

    There are so many talented Black female vocalists in America who eclipse anything Adele could ever do vocally. Randy Crawford is one. Maysa is another. Maysa works overseas because she isn't a size 6, so labels don't want to market her. Sis did a jazz cover of "I Can't Help It" by Michael Jackson and it knocks. I know Marsha Ambrosius is from across the pond, but her vocals and songwriting are some of the best. She is one of the dopest artists in the industry. IDK if you're familiar with Carleen Anderson from the UK, but she was with a collective called The Young Disciples. They were out around the same time as Soul II Soul and The Brand New Heavies, but they weren't as commercially successful here. I love her as a solo artist as well as the lead vocalist for the Disciples.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???? Biiiiitch. 18 months????

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???

  • Fendi

    Hey girl, hey! I sent you a couple replies. Check yo' Disqus!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???

  • Kilroy

    Taylor Slow isn't any better. She sux live too.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    18 momphs???!!! *gets out my greyhound schedule*
    oh hail naw, Uncle Peaches too cute for gel! :wails:

  • Kilroy

    But Fantasia can sing. SANG even!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    You say she got that Keyshia Cole syndrome??

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    ROFL!!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Biiiiiiiiich, too cute and too many crip ties? Lawd geebus I hope the slobs don't get um???

  • Fendi

    Sidebar: Marc Jacobs' NYFW show is being snapchatted live rn, if anyone cares.

  • Fendi

    Extra snout and a Guiness stout.

  • smartchickfl

    Comment of the day??

  • NegraGata

    Who sounds like Jazmine Sullivan??? I know you aren't referring to Adele, because if you are, I think you need to go and have your ears cleaned out. Jazmine sings circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, the moon, the sun, pluto, saturn, and all other planets around Adele...

    GOOHWTBS!!!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    please don't bring her up, smh.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *faints at the visual of Uncle Peaches crip walkin in thigh high boots*
    :ghost:

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Leave my fellow Taurus alone.
    Come here 'Del
    *big bearhug*

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *cackles involuntarily*

  • SummerBaby

    Me either! I thought I was the only one.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Biiiiiiiiiitch????? the only fvck here who gets me. Double fvck you for leavin me all alone?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    so you disagree?
    ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nucynu25

    With her fake ass #ye voice

  • Locapoca

    Why does an uncle have thigh boots ??? im going to happy hour on that note

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    :smooches:
    (*quick taint tickle*) :kona:

  • jussaying

    Lol yes I agree she has a nice voice sometimes. I loved that song she put out with Missy recently, but lol I don't know I still can't look at her mouth live. She has her bad moments too - she murdered that Whitney performance on the STA last year during the Babyface tribute and not in a good way. Rachelle has a beautiful voice! Even when her mouth catches the downs.

    It's really interesting lol because when that album first came out (Adele's) everyone here (not you specifically) was singing her praises. Did she do something to fall out of the graces recently??

    Jazmine's last album was so good & it irritates me how they do our female singers who are thick. Adele gets praise for being chubby and singing "soulful" songs when we've been doing that since the beginning of time smh.

  • jussaying

    Not just vocally but lyrically too. All of her songs sound the same to me (Adele).

  • nucynu25

    I really screamed when I saw Khaled .. girll

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    ^^^^^There is J.Lo without makeup. Jazmine's avatar pic!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    it ain't just us! (it's at least one in every family<<< stated as fact)

  • elaine9245

    Love her voice.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Marc Jacobs? The "innovator" behind what sprites call mini buns (bantu knots)??? I think not ???.

  • jazmine

    Lmao OMG STOP

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Nothing special if you ask me.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I tried, JBA. I got nothing for Ms. Adele.

  • Fendi

    I like MJ's designs. We know he didn't invent Bantu knots much like Chanel didn't invent du rags.

  • E Love

    "...before the hand of God reached down and mercifully cut off her microphone."

    Love it!!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    That goes without saying ??

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol that's OK too.

  • Star99

    She did what she was suppose to and kept singing. Some one else may have tried to ask what happened to the mic lol. Relax Adele, it isn't that serious. You're loved by people all over the world and you're a successful, talented star. It's okay. Just chill.

  • Meme81

    You mean like "AHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"!?!

  • Meme81

    She got her coin. She could've Milli Vanilli'ed and I doubt anyone would have cared.

  • nucynu25

    So u saying her arteries were clogged?

  • SG

    I never knew that. I don't pay much attention to her. That would explain why she was all over the place. Its funny that up above she says "I'm pitchy".

  • SG

    I've never listened to either one. I'm only familiar with what's played on the radio.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    LOL Good. I'll say it again. Fantasia or Jazmine Sullivan could sing the exact songs, tone for tone, note for note and wouldn't even move 1M copies of that Hello song. This broad comes along and everybody acting like she's the best thing since sliced bread.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Thank you. We'd more worried about what man is in her bed and if he's married or not.

  • Tammie Reed

    Most of them do! Hence Mariah Carey comes to mind. I keep telling folks these singers are studio built! LOL! Don't believe the hype!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Bite your tongue. Not Mariah. I think she does belt out the screeching notes in the studio only, but live, it's hit or miss and not as crisp.

    I still can't figure out how she sings Fly Like A Bird live because the lyrics and high notes are on top of each other. I can't get enough air in on some parts.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Adele has sang live before, so we all know the girl can sang!

  • Luv Pitties

    OMG I just went on YouTube and watched that performance, soul singer my arse.

  • Tammie Reed

    she irks me, not a fan at all lol

  • barbeez

    She doesn't have the best voice but she writes her own music and sounds damn good. No one is perfect all the time.

  • 1/8

    Adele was doing fine until her microphone went out. After that, her nerves got the better of her and her voice began to falter.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I never really got into Adele :shrug: I like Joe's version of Hello though *coffee*

  • Jai Sunshine

    thank you !!! I was reading these comments like "are these people serious?"

  • ???

    Ummmmm NO???

  • ???

    Agreed! Rachel Ferrell is hard on the eyes when she sings but definitely easy on the ears.

  • ???

    Randy Crawford ? I'm a fan?

  • ???

    Lmao !

  • Music

    Adele has great vocals. It's no secret that she sings off key at times. Even on her studio album, she has off key moments, but the emotion in her voice makes it sound good to the listener. Mary J has sang offkey her entire career. Its no big deal.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Well ... Leave it to Sandra to call Ciara and KK super stars but hate on real raw talent . Nope!
    Try again Sandyyyy

  • Saharabutnotdry

    False ! Adele has a different style , and why are you hating on your sister ? You share the same passport color and all.

  • Nita

    ????

  • Alisa

    I think her surgery had alot to do with it. I know many so called singers sold horrible live. You can almost make anyone sound great in the studio. But I think for her her she really suffered damage from her surgery, perhaps nerves??

  • Alisa

    Well I love Phyllis Hyman I saw her perform live in DC so many times. My favorite singer is Nina Simone even though she is an acquired singer.. I love her song " A Single Woman, Wild is the wind, If I should loose you. Sorry got lost in the moment

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LOL I really didn't think it was THAT awful.

  • Fendi

    Lemme tell you about Keyshia Coleslaw. I say I saw her at the former HOB Sunset and it took her to get to the choruses of whatever she was singing before I realized what she was singing. ?

    Baby sister only sang ONE song that I recognized immediately, "Let It Go," which is the one song I went to the show to hear her perform. I had to wait 'til the end of the show to hear it, too. ????

    Someone who worked for her when I asked if she always sounds like THAT?!.: I've been on this tour with her for 3 weeks. We're all waiting to hear her hit a note correctly.

    Jesus wept so hard, I'm still paying for those tissues, and that was 8 years ago.

    Bless.

  • Junkanoo

    Cause she's white ,it's so ridiculous, so many black singers have way better singing voices but get ignored

  • Junkanoo

    Never understood the appeal of Adele,from she arrived on the scene my thought has been if she were black she would not have climb to that level of success,over rated is the word. It's do frustrating how race continues to have such a huge impact around the globe in 2016 it's a never ending nightmare

  • God’s child to the end

    If all it takes for her to cry all day is a bad performance than she needs some steel in her spine.

  • SameoleJ

    Mine was named Edwina!! Yup, we all have one!! I miss her!!

  • SameoleJ

    So clogged the blood stopped flowing for about 1 minute and now looks like sludge.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    When I tell you this story has made my morning! ????? I am on the train rolling!

  • Fendi

    When the people on your payroll have NO chill about your vocal capacity...

    Baby sister is the queen of studio singing. I've attended my fair share of concerts and shows, and when I say hers was the worst, please believe. And the people I've seen live are a rather eclectic bunch. I've seen everyone from Marilyn Manson, Hole, Korn, Mary J. Blige and Janet Jackson to Keisha, Raheem DeVaughn (he is the best live male vocalist I've ever seen), Solange, Jill Scott, David Banner, Lil' Wayne and Three 6 Mafia.

    Raheem's albums don't do him justice. His live show is the best I've ever attended. Jill is an amazing vocalist as well. Truly one of the best live vocalists in the industry. Her attitude is yuck, but her talent is unlike most.

  • Blue

    It happens. Even on a bad day she sings circles around most others. Too bad some people enjoy seeing you have a bad moment or fail in front of millions. Thats life. Get up and move on.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Go to YouTube and Search for Adele, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. She sings there with no equipment. No mic, no real instrumentation and sounds great. Anyone can have an off night

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Wow! You definitely do have a varied bunch on your list. I like Raheem and I don't think he gets the shine he should. Is Jilly a diva? I love her voice.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    What people need to understand about this woman .... which most will never understand ..... Adele is a person that has never liked performing in huge arenas crowds etc ....... this woman is by far one of the most talented artist I've ever seen .... Adele will disappear for years ... pretty much to recharge only to come back out with another powerful album. That will never be understood by majority of society today. She is constantly compared with other artist ... IMO is in league of her own... unique .... an intimate performer ... when she performs huge crowds you can see it in her eyes that she is beyond nervous to her very core .... when you live in such a world full of judgmental azzes .... of course you will hold back..... And for those that say oh she gets attention because she white ... Tuh !!!!!! Where was these same people at when Lisa Stansfield brought us been around the world ?????? Think outside the box ..... Adele you keep bringing me that passionate meaningful music that speaks deep to my heart bew ..... and I will always support..... so sick of folks giving this beautiful, wonderful artist hell .....

  • Fendi

    Raheem is so slept on. It's unjust.

    Jill is a b, plain and simple. I dislike when I'm in a place where there's only a handful of US, and even fewer BW. Her attitude is just nasty. If I'm sitting in your green room, of course I'm going to acknowledge you. She looked at me like I had crap on the bottom of my shoes and boogers in my nose that I was picking and offering her.

    What's worse is I actually ended up helping her band mates out so they could get their appearance together for the talk show she was performing on.

    When I say I have enough tea on numerous individuals to write books, please believe. ??? I was like the antithesis of Karrine Steffans. If she had a moral compass, walls, wasn't homeless, half-naked, and didn't screw ANYONE but was in the mix, she still wouldn't be me! ?????? But she would've been close to being me. Or maybe not.

  • LeBrick James

    If I had a $75milllion net worth like her, i wouldnt care what anybody thinks.
    I'd be like "bump y'all".

  • Lolalao

    Why did she put her 3 year old son in a dress?

  • Full Monty

    Sounds like someone was humbled.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    awww... bless your soul, Auntie 'E' :hugs:

  • LibraGirlonly

    GIRL BYE!!!!! Let me know when you have a legit reason to cry about something.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Crazy

  • Bess

    we was right here>>><<< until you said Marsha Ambrosius... but you right black women beeeeeeen singing.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I hate to hear that about stars I like. I assume you work in or around the periphery of the industry. Yeah, I bet you do have some good tea to pour. Feel free to pour a drop or two some time.

  • Fendi

    Actually, I'm not in the industry. I have met a lot of industry people so I may as well have been in it. Folks tried to drag me into it forever. Occasionally, someone still tries.

    In Jill's "defense," I will say she was divorcing around that time (it wasn't my fault) and parting ways with managers, so she may have been "off." Truthfully, I'm of the belief that is just who/how she is. *shrugs*

    I'm just happy I didn't have a baby with Jon. That is all. ??

  • MsVAllDay

    Cray!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Jon who?? You can't just drop something like that and bounce! LOL!

  • Monday

    I believe Mary J. blige goes all over when she sings live. She put so much emotion she makes it beautiful

  • Amel

    Ive seen her in concert and she was AMAZING! She's a great singer, she had a very bad performance. Happens to all of them.

  • B3autiful_Strang3r

    so sick of "the establishment" trying to pave the face of black soul with white blue eye'd artists who are culture vultures! she's very over-rated anyway, so it shouldn't be any surprise, she & sam smith are average at best, nothing worthy of all the extreme praise/hype either of them get.

  • Fendi

    Her son's father. That wasn't tea. The story behind their relationship and their son's conception is tea, but I won't be spilling it here.

  • Luvn_it

    I have seen her live and her singing is just beautiful. Everyone has a bad night if you're going to tell a story tell the truth. B/c ppl can always find out unless they already know. It your post is full of holes and false facts.

  • THE UNTOUCHABLE

    right lmfao

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Oh, my...I'm so wishing their was an Incog profile like on LSA so you spill it anonymously. ??

  • Fendi

    It's not that. It's just when things pertain to people's children, I'm not touching them. I don't dislike her to such an extent that I'm going to spill beans that were spilled to me, in confidence, by folks in the circle whom I had reverence for at the time.

    One thing I've always done is respected people's privacy and kept their secrets. That's why I was always given carte blanche in the circles I've been accepted into.

    I see so many lies being cast upon people via various media sources. I've known people who were accused of atrocities that could end their lives. I never witnessed those atrocities and was never subject to anything other than the utmost respect and proper treatment, not saying that others were treated antithetical to myself.

    Sorry if I'm replying in "circles," but everything isn't for everyone. ILY, tho.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Nah, I gotcha. I respect your discretion. ????

  • Genia W-m

    It's not like she hasn't sung at the Grammy's before. She did and sang wonderfully. This is not a studio enhanced voice like J. Lo or Britney Spears. Folks act like vocalists shouldn't make any mistakes. Well, mistakes happen performing live. Did anyone hear Lionel Richie or Mariah Carey at MJ's funeral? Just awful but they are STILL talented otherwise.

  • Genia W-m

    Being able to sing better and not being promoted are two different things and has nothing to do with Adele. Time and time again we hear from artists who say their music labels never promoted them.

  • Fendi

    I'm aware, and the women I named all sing circles around Adele. They are also not promoted by their labels.