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Eligible in: 2032 (The 2033 Induction Ceremony)

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
19 (2008)
21 (2011)
25 (2015)

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Rolling In The Deep (2010)
Someone Like You (2011)
Set Fire to the Rain (2011)
Skyfall (2012)
Hello (2015)

Adele @ Wikipedia

Adele Videos

Will Adele be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


28 comments so far (post your own)

Still too early to tell, but she's crazy talented.

Posted by Vicky on Friday, 01.23.09 @ 14:01pm

She's definitely talented, but I'll say it again. I don't think we should even be permitted to vote on an artist that hasn't had at least 10 years in the industry....

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 07.9.11 @ 15:07pm

Obviously VERY early into her career, but thus far I'd lean towards a yes.

Posted by Martin on Tuesday, 08.9.11 @ 17:23pm

bigger chance than Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus...

Posted by lina on Monday, 10.10.11 @ 17:22pm

Very talented, but I don't see her having longevity. I say no.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 12.4.11 @ 01:26am

Still way too early to tell.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 12.4.11 @ 01:41am

The monster success of 21, both commercially and critically, is gonna be a big help.

Now if she can keep making good albums, she's probably a lock. but I don't think 21 will get her the induction if the follow ups are bad.

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 13:30pm

If she pulls it off again with "23", then I'm gonna have to seriously consider her, but at this point, if she we were to stop making music, artist of the year, one huge album, and one pretty big album isn't quite enough.

Posted by Paul Kagebein on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 18:42pm

P.S. Assuming she will in fact continue her greatness, I did vote yes.

Posted by Paul Kagebein on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 18:43pm

Hard to tell right now, but I voted yes because of her talent. She has the voice of a star, and she has the qualities of an angel. While Nicki Minaj and Rihanna are out their making whores of themselves, Adele is showing how nice and caring she is. She's like a female Bono. So I think yes if her career continues swimmingly.

Posted by Troy on Friday, 03.2.12 @ 20:59pm

i see female musicians get criticised for marketing on their sex appeal, but never male musicians. who would fall under that?

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 03.3.12 @ 07:21am

Also, i don't get why artists like Rihanna think they're still being controversial and edgy by making vids like the one for "S&M" Madonna pretty much got rid off all the stigmas attached to female sexuality in pop music. Only way they could be really edgy is by doing some illegal stuff and the day i see a vid where RIhanna grinds up on a 5 year old boy is the day i stop watching music vids.

Posted by GFW on Saturday, 03.3.12 @ 07:26am

i like her voice!

Posted by Happy on Thursday, 05.3.12 @ 10:04am

I champion objective factors like sales over subjective factors almost every time. But Adele is a cautionary tale. Her "21" album has sold over 20 million copies and counting, yet musically it's as mediocre as it gets. This is actually a linchpin of the album's success; it threatens no one. People buy it for the mood less than the songwriting. (A stiff drink may be more cost effective). At the end of the day, years down the line, people will see a phenomenal commercial success, and who am I to deny it. But sometimes it's worth remembering that commercial success isn't everything whether we acknowledge it or not.

Posted by astrodog on Friday, 05.11.12 @ 09:33am

She saved popular music.

Posted by mikhail on Saturday, 07.7.12 @ 22:52pm

If she did save popular music then we should consider NOT inducting her. The current mainstream climate is past it's sell-by date.

Posted by Sam on Sunday, 08.12.12 @ 07:02am

popular music don't need daving. It's got Kanye, after all.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 08.12.12 @ 09:15am

oh dear, how embarrassing.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 08.12.12 @ 10:12am

Adele is certainly preferable to the legions of party sluts like Kesha and Nicki Minaj. Even so, I still don't find anything amazing or mind-blowing about Adele's music. Hopefully she won't end up like other female singers/musicians who were promoted as serious alternatives to the pop tarts but could never sustain any long-term success/impact (i.e., Norah Jones, Vanessa Carlton, K.T. Tunstall, etc.).

Posted by Zach on Sunday, 08.19.12 @ 20:50pm

Now here's a voice that shakes the world to its foundations and parts the seas:

You'll Be Mine - Howlin' Wolf:

Posted by Zach on Sunday, 08.19.12 @ 22:40pm

don't know...i think it's too early to tell..she's talented but not so fantastic!

Posted by elisabetta on Sunday, 01.20.13 @ 13:29pm

People are so jaded by bad pop swill that now they're saying ADELE is talented? Seriously? She doesn't do anything that hasn't already been done. Not to mention the lyrics of the songs on 21 sound like they came off a teenage girl's LiveJournal. No, Adele should not get in

Posted by Marth on Monday, 01.21.13 @ 18:43pm

Marth, you have no taste, the songs on both her albums are extremely well written and mature, some could have came strait from the 70s, I would even put their quality above much of the sappy crap from that era. But I did not come here to reply to your poor taste, but rather to highlight the most sucessful artist, and fastest grown legend status of the new decade so far.

reasons why she is a lock:

Even if 21 is her peak (which it probrably will be), it is the biggest-selling album of the 21st century, and a classic that defines a generation.

In 2011 and 2012, Billboard named Adele Artist of the Year, she is the only act to be artist of the year twice in a row

She has been nominated for 285 awards and won 100 including 8 grammies(soon 9), 12 billboard awards, 3 brit awards (and soon to be more), a golden globe, 5 MTV awards, and soon an Oscar as well

Adele became the first artist in history to lead the Billboard 200 concurrently with three Billboard Hot 100 number-ones.

Adele is the only artist or band in the last decade in the US to earn an RIAA Diamond certification for a one disc album in less than two years. Ironically, "21" was the 21st album to gain this status

The Associated Press named Adele Entertainer of the Year for 2012

She is the first artist to sell more than 3 million copies of an album in a year in the UK. (not the beatles, not madonna, not michael jackson, none of them achieved this)

21 is the longest running number one album by any female artist ever

she became the first living artist to achieve the feat of having two top-five hits in both the UK Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart simultaneously since the Beatles in 1964

it is the fourth best selling album in the U.S. of the last 10 years.

it is the forth best-selling album of all time in the UK.

it the longest-running number one album in Australia in the 21st century, and the second longest-running number one ever.

both of her two albums were nominated for mercury prizes

number one on the Australian ARIA Chart, making it the longest-running number one album in Australia in the 21st century

Adele became the first artist ever to have an album, 21, hold the number-one position on the Billboard 200 concurrently with three number one singles.

"Rolling in the Deep" won the award for Most Performed Work of 2011

21 was certified 16 times platinum in the UK, held the top U.S. position longer than any other album since 1985, and certified diamond.

Time named Adele one of the most influential people in the world

At the 2012 Ivor Novello Awards in May, Adele was named Songwriter of the Year

Live at the Royal Albert Hall the highest one-week tally for a music DVD in four years, becoming the best-selling music DVD of 2011

first female in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three singles in the top 10 at the same time as a lead artist, and the first female artist to have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100

21 hit number 1 in more than 26 countries

Adele is the first artist in Nielsen SoundScan history to have the year's number-one album (21), number-one single ("Rolling in the Deep"), and number-one music video

She won in all six grammy categories for which she was nominated, making her the second female artist after Beyoncé Knowles in Grammy history to win that many categories in a single night Following that success, 21 achieved the biggest weekly sales increase following a Grammy win since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data

she is the front (so far) along with Amy Winehouse and numerous boybands of third British Musical Invasion of the US

Adele is one of four female artists to have an album chart at number one for more than 13 weeks (the other three artists being Judy Garland, Carole King, and Whitney Houston).

Members of the hall, such as Guns N Roses, Madonna, and Nirvana (lets just consider them in) already have support for her

the music industry as a whole ended 2011 on a positive note after a half-decade of decline, For the first time since 2004, total album sales were up from the previous year, thanks to adele. It can actually be proven with statistics that she saved music

How do you sve the music buisness and NOT be a lock?

Posted by mikhail on Tuesday, 01.29.13 @ 20:37pm

"she is the front (so far) along with Amy Winehouse and numerous boybands of third British Musical Invasion of the US"

blimey, this British Invasion sure sucks compared toe the first one.

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 01.30.13 @ 11:48am

These days, music has taken a nose dive with too many artists relying on technology and using auto-tuning but, Adele relies on the power of her voice. In my mind, the only other female singer who has that powerful of a voice is Janis Joplin. Songs like "Rolling In The Deep" show how someone can use thier voice to great effect without using any sort of technology.

If Adele ever gets in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, she's got my vote!

Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, 02.6.13 @ 13:35pm

Adele is going to put out a new album this year. Hopefully it will give her a boost. But we don't know when

Posted by Karl Singleton on Monday, 03.17.14 @ 23:06pm

8 million albums sold so far for the classic R&B sounding yet alternitive like "25" penned by adele herself and the best writers in the industry, and it hasn't even been a month. Music critics all over the world are praising her for being the woman that saved the music business and broke numerous records, I look forward to her domination of 2016 the same way "21" dominated 2011. By 2017 she will oficcially be the biggest trend setting musical phenomenon of the 2010s, maybe even 21st century so far. Her and Pharell are the only locks that come to mind for the 2010s. If the rock hall is still running by the time Adele is eligible, she is a solid lock. WELL DONE ADELE.

Posted by amy on Friday, 12.11.15 @ 16:41pm

add "set fire to the rain", "rumor has it", "make you feel my love", "hometown glory"(iffy), "hello", "when we were young", and whatever other songs become huge influential hits ("a million years ago", "i miss you", "all i ask") to essential songs please

and "25" to essencial albums

Also, Adele should induct kate bush in 2021!

Posted by eh on Sunday, 01.10.16 @ 22:02pm

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