Continuing her jubilant return to music, the 27-year-old talent, who is set to release her third album "25" on Nov. 20th, fronts the cover of the music mag wearing a simple white robe with her hair slicked back in a wet look. Posing bare-faced, the British songstress keeps her bold brow and big emerald eyes natural as she flaunts a hand tattoo that simply reads "Paradise."
In the cover story, "Adele: Inside Her Private Life and Triumphant Return," writer Brian Hiatt chats with the singer-songwriter about body image in the music industry. The mother of one reveals that she has been curious about whether she would have been as successful as she is if she wasn't considered "plus-size."
"Would I show my body off if I was thinner? Probably not, because my body is mine. But sometimes I'm curious to know if I would have been as successful if I wasn't plus-size," Atkins (her given last name) explains. "I think I remind everyone of themselves. Not saying everyone is my size, but it's relatable because I'm not perfect, and I think a lot of people are portrayed as perfect, unreachable and untouchable."
"Hello," the first single from Adele in three years, has skyrocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and she has done what no artist has done before: sold over 1 million US downloads of a song in one week.
It's Adele's world and we're just living in it.