Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and Kanye West Fill Adele’s Playlist

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Adele has captured the ears of fans in the U.S. and abroad with her sophomore album 21, but what does the British powerhouse listen to on her own iPod? The “Rolling in the Deep” singer’s diverse musical playlist includes everyone from Mumford & Sons to Nicki Minaj, she tells Entertainment Weekly. Find out which Nicki song lifts her up when she’s down, the Rihanna record that possesses her, and why she thinks Kanye West is a genius.

Nicki Minaj featuring Rihanna – “Fly”
“It’s a proper feel-good song. Whenever I’m feeling a bit sorry for myself, or a bit doubting myself, I put it on. It makes me feel positive.”

Rihanna featuring Drake – “What’s My Name?”
“Over New Year’s and Christmas, I had time off and I went to all my friends’ parties singing it. Doing the dance moves, I was convinced I was Rihanna. She was possessing me with that song, I swear.”

Kanye West featuring Bon Iver – “Lost in the World”
“It’s Bon Iver’s ‘Lost in the Woods’ that starts it, and then Kanye comes in. It’s my favorite Bon Iver song, and then Kanye’s one of my favorite artists as well. So when Kanye comes in, I find it so exciting. It’s a bit of a masterpiece. I know he always says that and everybody’s a bit like, ‘Oh, shut up!’ But it is a bit of a masterpiece.”

Her other selections include Mumford & Sons’ “After the Storm,” The Killers’ “All These Things That I’ve Done,” and INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart.”

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44 Comments

  1. Music Lover

    eww her music taste suck

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    ? Reply:

    @Music Lover, why is it that I always see a comment from “music lover” on EVERYTHING and ALWAYS its attacking someone. WTF.

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    Rihannastann! Reply:

    @?, Cuz who ever they are is pathetic,and probz sad with they’re life..NEXTTTTTTT!lol

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    Janessa Reply:

    @Music Lover, You always hating off someone! Bitch get a life! This the same bitch who like lil kim !
    #fuckouttahere smh low-life ass !

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    GRRRR Reply:

    @Music Lover, Go get a real job.

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  2. 564

    nice.

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  3. Nickk

    I love her. Her album is probably going to be one of the top albums this year (besides Born This Way, and Detox) Hopefully Kanye reads this and gets inspired to do a song with her. Now THAT would be a masterpiece.

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  4. jenniika

    Love her!! & her favorite music choices! :D

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  5. Gucci Ninja

    Thats dope, lol she was convinced she was Rhi rhi.

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  6. AAA

    That’s my fav kanye song on that album

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    facts Reply:

    @AAA, get a job

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    EGkcuf Reply:

    @facts, where did that come from? lmao

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    EGkcuf Reply:

    @EGkcuf, btw it’s my fav off the album too

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  7. Chris C.

    lol i always love her interviews shes hilarious

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  8. Sleazy

    Thats what illumanati do you thnk you singing riri song but worshipng her master the devil lol anyway i wont be suprise if adele ends up singing bout S E X

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    timothy Reply:

    @Sleazy, u sound sooooooooo dumb right now… Like seriously I know ur mad that she’s not bumping heara’s lastest 2x plastic “basically extinct” but no need to be a hater… Be happy that ur fave FINALLY booked a stage :) lol

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    ed Reply:

    @timothy, LMAO!

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    sizzy Reply:

    @Sleazy, this shows how uneducated u r did riri cum out n say i believe in da illuminati n even if she dd who r u to judge her n besides do u even knw wat da word means or wat they believe in fyi they believe in science n singin abt sex is nt wat dey do its wat riri does for a living

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  9. SexyBest

    Yes, she only listen to Sicki, because Riri is on that song!! Otherwise “Pink Friday” is a “Pink MESS”….

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    stbaby Reply:

    @SexyBest, It might be a mess to you but certainly not everybody and for you to comment on it means you actually like it.So get a life and is PINKFRIDAYHOE .

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    Dulcee Reply:

    @SexyBest, Oh is that why its PLATINUM? In under a month after release too. Thats what I thought. Smh at bitches like you that come on here just to hate. Rihanna only sings the chorus, and she didn’t even write it. Clearly the majority of the song is NICKI rapping. You fail.

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    TayRockstarr Reply:

    @Dulcee, It was a pink mess. When she rapped underground she was better. RIRI carried that song and yall know it and of course she was gone go platinum it was her debut but i bet her next wont push 20k cus everyone was so disappointed. OH WELL ON TO THE NEXT. im tired of Marge Simpson

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  10. Devin

    KOOL

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  11. oso_jo_ro

    I LOVE LOVE this woman..
    DAMN her album is a masterpiece.

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  12. Danielle

    It’s cool of her to pick Lost in the World :)
    Kanye should have a collab record with her that would be awesome :D

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  13. jamie

    Beyonce is her favourite singer, an inspiration, yay X

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    Tonito Reply:

    @jamie, Sorry, but it is not Bee, it is RiRi! She said that in an Interview! :P

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  14. say what

    ALRIGHTY!!!!!!

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  15. Queen Beyonce

    shes young i love that a young famous artist is actually listening to music thats out right now! what the hell is wrong with that? shes like us! i like all those songs

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  16. Giamma

    Adele stanning for Riri!

    Love ‘em both!

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  17. Brionna

    I love Adele and i love her even more now that i know she likes Nicki!!!

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  18. roro

    haha it’s hard to imagine adele listening to any other singers considering she’s got a better voice than 99.9999% of them

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  19. ponyo

    adele is amazin…..get both her albums…i wish to see he one day in concert.

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    ponyo Reply:

    @ponyo, i meant to say her not he….lol

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  20. Mary

    I dont really understand why this godness listens to rihanna… weird and sad :S

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    Kim Reply:

    @Mary, you wouldn’t because clearly you are blinded by hate, not a good look.

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  21. Kim

    Wow!! This is like the third big musician this week that mentioned that their IPOD is loaded up with Ri, Taylor Swift was on Leno and said she is really into Ri right now and Jennifer Hudson also mentioned that Ri was all over her IPOD, must be a great feeling when your colleagues appreciate your work. Love it!!

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    DaDonRoMaN Reply:

    @Kim, I Was Gone Say The Same For Nicki Minaj .. She Had Simon Talking Bout Her, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears and Now Adele .

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  22. Eric

    She has a great taste in music! What’s My Name, Lost In This World and Fly are 3 of my favorite songs as well!

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  23. sizzy

    alot of ppl jst hate on nicki she has dope sngs. u shud listen to da whole album. as for ri i think this is her best album eva its a pity her concerts suck… it shows dat she cant really sing.

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  24. DetoxIsComingReallyFast (Dre produce something plz)

    adele sux but her music choices aint bad (xcept 4 nicki minaj)

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    EGkcuf Reply:

    @DetoxIsComingReallyFast (Dre produce something plz), you must be what?? 14yrs old right?
    adele doesn’t suck, she’s actually pretty amazing.
    cant wait for detox as well.

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  25. Yo

    2nd worst song on Nicki’s album (Check It Out is the worst).

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  26. Fan of a fan

    She’s got good taste in music then :D I love adele also, her voice is beautiful. She made me cry when she was singing “someone like you” on the Brit awards (:

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