|In this Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, Adele performs on stage during the Brit Awards 2011 at The O2 Arena in London.|
Searches for Adele spiked during late August when the British singer belted out her piano ballad of Someone Like You at the MTV Video Music Awards. That event and song left her fans searching for more on the singer.
She was so popular during this period that she even outpaced big searched names like Rihanna.
From her throat surgery to her VMA performance, the world was tuned into Adele in 2011.