English singer and songwriter Adele was listed by Time magazine as one of the world’s most influential person this year and back in 2012. She is one of the best-selling artists in the world, but in spite of her popularity she regularly manages to sneak out incognito before performances.
The singer’s first music contract came after she graduated from BRIT School when a friend posted a demo of her performance on Myspace, and though so much success has ensued from her album 19 in 2008, including being named the U.K.’s wealthiest female musician, she retains much of her humility from back in the day.
Before a sold-out concert audience on July 31st at the San Jose’s SAP Center, Adele shared a mortifying experience when her credit card was declined at H & M.
“I went to H&M and my card got declined. Oh my days, pretty embarrassing. Nobody knew it was me, but I was mortified,” according to The Mirror.
The staff that attended to her eventually realized whom she was serving, and couldn’t believe it. But these things happen to the best of us. It must have been a connection or technical problem, but certainly not a financial concern.
To those unfamiliar with her humble nature, her thriftiness might come more of a surprise.
But this isn’t the first time Adele has sneaked out to shop for bargains.
“I used to shop at Primark for my knickers all the time. I loved going there and getting some bargains.” Adele said. Even with a fortune estimated to be around £30million fortune, she still loves to rummage street markets for clothing, and some granny pants, according to a previous report by The Mirror.
She’s practically the same she was before she became famous.
Speaking before the crowd at the SAP center, she even expressed how much she liked to shop at Target.
“They have everything! Literally I spent $100 on stuff I do not need, I never need anything I buy at Target but it’s amazing,” Adele said.
When she’s not on stage she pretty much dresses up like most people. She likes to keep things simple, in line with her down-to-earth nature.
It’s refreshing to know how wealth, even in the millions, doesn’t necessarily change people.
Adele’s songs include Rolling In the Deep, Someone Like You and Hello
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