Adele has captured the ears of fans in the U.S. and abroad with her sophomore album 21, but what does the British powerhouse listen to on her own iPod? The “Rolling in the Deep” singer’s diverse musical playlist includes everyone from Mumford & Sons to Nicki Minaj, she tells Entertainment Weekly. Find out which Nicki song lifts her up when she’s down, the Rihanna record that possesses her, and why she thinks Kanye West is a genius.
Nicki Minaj featuring Rihanna – “Fly”
“It’s a proper feel-good song. Whenever I’m feeling a bit sorry for myself, or a bit doubting myself, I put it on. It makes me feel positive.”
Rihanna featuring Drake – “What’s My Name?”
“Over New Year’s and Christmas, I had time off and I went to all my friends’ parties singing it. Doing the dance moves, I was convinced I was Rihanna. She was possessing me with that song, I swear.”