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Published:July 29th, 2011 08:06 EST

Adele A Superstar Like Amy Winehouse

By Robert Paul Reyes

Amy Winehouse was a musical genius, but for the last few years of her life she didn`t make headlines by releasing new material or thrilling crowds at concerts. The troubled singer was a fixture in the UK tabloids courtesy of her drug-fueled antics.

adeleWe`ve seen this same phenomenon countless times, a young female celeb like Lindsay Lohan or Britney Spears makes a name for herself as an artist, and then she seeks to stay in the spotlight by engaging in illegal and dangerous behavior.

It`s very tempting to write about the latest LiLo escapade, but the press shouldn`t ignore talented artists who don`t act childish.

Adele is as much of a musical genius as Amy Winehouse, but she lets her artistry speak for itself and she doesn`t act like a clueless bimbo. Like Winehouse Adele is somewhat of an odd duckling, the antithesis of a pre-packaged pop princess. But Adele focuses on her music, and eschews destructive behavior.

Adele has more bounce to the ounce, and a hundred times more talent than the average pop starlet. I urge my readers to give Adele a listen, and I urge the press to pay her a little bit more attention.

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