As world runner Adele makes the promotional rounds, she dropped by NPR where the interviewer informed her that she has sold more records than Britney Spears.
See this swatch of the convo here:
Listeners have such a personal connection to your songs — I imagine they must want to not just take selfies with you, but, like, cry with you. How do you handle the intensity of all that emotion, especially from total strangers?
I take it as a huge compliment, really. You know, I listen to music as a fan, for the outlet of my emotions and stuff like that. So the fact that people seem to be listening to my music for the same thing, or react to it in the same way I do with certain artists and bands, it’s really wonderful, and that’s why I like to put my music out there. Obviously, I hope that I bring joy to people’s lives, not just sadness. And I find that most people feel quite relaxed around me. I’ve met a couple that have been a bit hysterical — like, uncontrollable shaking and stuff like that. But I’m like, “C’mon. Stop it. It’s just me. I’m not Britney. What’re you doing?”
You’ve outsold Britney, though! I hate to break it to you.
Britney is the queen.
I’m sure she’ll be thrilled to hear you say that.
I love her. So yeah, sometimes it is a bit intense. But I usually crack a joke, and then it breaks the ice.
See how Adele insists Britney’s reign never ends. Adele does not want the throne for there are no worlds even she can conquer, and Britney may continue queening.