We have a soft spot in our heart for Adele at P&P. We love her laugh (really more of a cackle), her no nonsense attitude, and her brilliantly non-PR trained acceptance speeches. Although she didn’t release an album this year, Adele did win an Oscar for her James Bond theme song “Skyfall,” and confirmed that her next album will be out next year. An MBE (or, to give the award its wonderful full name: Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) is an honor given by the Queen for achievements or services in various sectors including the entertainment industry. Adele (as well as PJ Harvey) were honored for their services to the music industry. Watch Adele receive her MBE from Prince Charles above.

The singer’s last album, 21, has currently sold over 28 million copies worldwide


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