Stock Watch: Up. The British chanteuse owns both the biggest record of the year (“21”) and a No. 1 song (“Rolling in the Deep”). She’s so successful that even her previous album, 2009’s “19,” has climbed back into the Top 40, and is still on the rise.
Latest Album: “21”
Extracurricular Activities: After being sidelined with a case of laryngitis, Adele is busily rescheduling dates of her sold-out North American tour. She is also rumored to be working on a massive collaboration with Jay-Z. When you’re on a hot streak like Adele’s, there is no rest for the weary (or super-sick). —Jeff Royer
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