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Yes, yes, I know! But Adele is so good.
A best-selling U.K. pop singer, Adele rocketed to fame a few years ago, alongside a handful of other soulful throwbacks. But unlike many other past recipients of the Best New ArtistGrammy (Adele won the award in 2009), it’s hard to imagine her fading from the public consciousness in the years to come; her voice is too pure, too charismatic. Witness this three-song Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices, wherein she belts out three songs — the heartbreaking ballad “Someone Like You,” the ubiquitous hit “Chasing Pavements” and the first single from 21, “Rolling in the Deep” — with only the low-key accompaniment of keyboardist Miles Robertson and guitarist Ben Thomas.