Rumors that Adele will perform at the Grammys have now begun

This article was originally on a blog post platform and may be missing photos, graphics or links. See About archive blog posts.

It’s already started. The will she/won’t she perform at the Grammy Awards rumors. Expect it to continue for the next month.

Adele has been sidelined since early October after vocal hemorrhaging forced the star to cancel her 10-city, sold-out U.S. tour; soon after, her sophomore album, “21,” received six nominations for the 2012 Grammy Awards, including one for album of the year.


Yesterday, VH1 has picked up a rumor that the British soul scorcher ‘might’ be performing at the Grammy Awards, and with this here post by Pop & Hiss, the Los Angeles Times has joined in on the SEO-baiting fun. It all stems from a Radar Online story that Adele is planning to attend the Feb. 12 Grammys, and ‘producers of the show are hoping the singer’s doctors will allow her to perform.’

Hey, they’ve already, apparently, cleared her to hang out with baby tigers.

But let’s take a deep breath for a moment. Of course, producers are hoping Adele will perform. It’s par for the course for every album of the year nominee to perform at the Grammys. Unless a nominated party has passed on, chances are the album of the year crop will strut for Grammy.

No doubt, Grammy producers will happily wait till early February, as Radar reports they must, to see if Adele will be able to sing. It’s not uncommon, in fact, for the Grammys to unveil performers in the days just before the ceremony.

As Pop & Hiss previously reported, Adele had surgery to repair her vocal damage in early November, and it remains unknown when she’ll be given the green light to sing again. All accounts, however, are that she is expected to make a full recovery. She posted on her official website that the operation was a success and that she was “chilling out now” until she got the “all-clear” from her doctors.

Without knowing the particulars of Adele’s case, Dr. Lee Akst, a laryngologist and director of the Johns Hopkins Voice Center in Baltimore, said performers typically could fully recover from the surgery, although it could take two or three months, possibly more depending on the damage before surgery. Once cleared to sing, Adele will probably need a three-week rehearsal period, Akst said.

All of that indeed makes it possible that Adele could perform at the Grammy Awards. The head of her record label even went so far as to promise that Adele would treat the Grammys with respect. “Musicians everywhere have heard of the Grammys, and they’re taken seriously, and it’s very few musicians who can honestly say they wouldn’t be honored,” said Richard Russell, whose London-based XL Recordings signed Adele. “They are an honor.”

A spokesman for Adele could not be reached for comment.


Adele logs top-selling album and song of 2011

Critic’s Notebook: Adele’s quiet power amid the pop girl riot

Grammys: Adele may sit this one out despite six Grammy nominations

-- Todd Martens