Reps: England, UK
As you read this, the powerhouse British vocalist has just sold 10 million albums in the U.S. alone. Okay, okay…yes, Adele’s critically acclaimed, omnipresent, 2011 release 21 is nearly two-years-old. But that hasn’t stopped the recent Album of the Year Grammy darling from having one of the biggest selling works of 2012. Adele’s superb, throwback James Bond single “Skyfall” has ran up two million copies. Her international reach is simply staggering (Adele has gone no. 1 in more than 26 countries). And in October, the lovable, self-effacing, diva-in-the-making gave birth to her first child, a baby boy. Charmed life, huh?