Just a few years ago, Adele was another high school kid with a dream. Of course, she also had a once-in-a-generation voice and a charisma to spare, so it’s only natural that she went on to become a superstar.
And now we have proof that the powerhouse voice that blew everyone else off the stage at last month’s Grammy Awards has been there all along. Video shot by a high school friend of a 16-year-old Adele singing an early, acoustic version of her song “Daydreamer,” which appears on her hit 2008 debut 19, was provided to Britain’s The Sun and showcases her amazing voice … and a bit of the fun-loving attitude that makes Adele such a fun-favorite.
“It was clear she was going to be a star. Some people were that step above everyone else. And Adele was one of them,” Allan Rose, a classmate at London’s BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology, told The Sun. She’s clearly stayed grounded. She was bubbly, fun, outgoing and popular at school. … Everyone is proud we spent time with this amazing talent.”
The BRIT School for Performing Arts has a long history of producing top-notch talent. Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis, Jessie J and Kate Nash all attended BRIT and it is where the band The Kooks came together.
Check out video of 16-year-old Adele performing a stripped-down, early version of a song that would go on to be one of her first hits, after the jump.