You probably already know 24-year-old singer Adele’s story backwards and forwards by now—but that doesn’t stop her achievements from being any less impressive. First Grammy by 21, a sweep of six more this year, so many other awards and nominations we can’t even count them, and hey, guess what? She’s a new mum too!
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You know what the really crazy thing about Lady Gaga is? 15 years ago when we were still in the height of cookie-cutter Britney Spears clones, Gaga probably wouldn’t have stood a chance at making it in the mainstream. Now, though, the 26-year-old is a bonafide icon in more ways than one. Way to be, Gaga.
Fun fact: Katy Perry is the only other artist besides Michael Jackson to have five number one singles from the same album.
Taylor’s latest album, Red, sold 1.2 million copies during its opening week—which, by the way, was the best record debut since 2002.
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.