Adele is on the cover of Cosmopolitan’s December 2011 issue.
The 23-year-old English singer/songwriter chatted about who her favorite singers of all time are.
“My favorite singers are Etta James and Aretha Franklin. If you were to look up the word singer in the dictionary you’d see their names. Not mine,” she dished.
Adele recently had to cancel her U.S. tour because of issues with her throat - she’ll undergo surgery but is expected to make a full recovery.
Her album, 21 reached a "titanic" milestone this week, as it enjoys its 13th week atop the Billboard 200 list. It's the first album to spend that many weeks at number one since the soundtrack for the 1998 motion picture "Titanic." Billboard.com reports that "21" is this year's biggest selling album at over 4 million copies sold.