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    Adele accent

    Wiki says: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born in Tottenham, London, England.
    But she doesn't sound British when she is singing. Can someone explain to me why?

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    Re: Adele accent

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    Wiki says: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born in Tottenham, London, England.
    But she doesn't sound British when she is singing. Can someone explain to me why?
    Many singers use an accent that they think seems appropriate for the type of song they are singing.

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    Re: Adele accent

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    Wiki says: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born in Tottenham, London, England.
    But she doesn't sound British when she is singing. Can someone explain to me why?
    I've always suspected that the Brits were just putting us on with that whole "accent" thing. It sure does disappear when they sing.

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    Re: Adele accent

    Elton John is the classic example of that.

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    Re: Adele accent

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    Wiki says: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born in Tottenham, London, England.
    But she doesn't sound British when she is singing. Can someone explain to me why?
    America's a big market.

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