Adele's second album, 21, has broken sales records all around the globe. Tom Elmhirst. However, it was its successor, 21, released in January , that took her into the stratosphere. Of course, Adele didn't reach these heights all by herself.
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You may think the track was recorded by the artist singing the song through a few times and the producer choosing the best take to use on the record. But that's almost never the case. The reality is far less romantic. Listen to almost any contemporary pop or rock record and there's a very good chance the vocals were "comped. Though it's unknown to most listeners, comping's been standard practice in the recording industry for decades. Actually I would say it does the opposite. But surely cobbling together a song this way must sound disjointed, robotic, devoid of personality, right? That's certainly what I thought when I first learned about the practice.
Taylor Alison Swift born December 13, is an American singer-songwriter. Her narrative songwriting, which often centers around her personal life, has received widespread media coverage. Born in West Reading, Pennsylvania , Swift relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in to pursue a career in country music. Her eponymous debut studio album was the longest-charting album of the s on the Billboard Its third single, " Our Song ", made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Swift's breakthrough second studio album, Fearless , won four Grammy Awards , including Album of the Year , and was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America. Swift's third studio album, Speak Now , spawned the two-time Grammy Award-winning single " Mean ". Swift fully transitioned to pop music on her next studio album, , which made her the first solo female artist to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year twice. Preceded by her fifth U. Its follow-up, Lover , was the world's best-selling studio album of