It's hard to believe that the year is coming to a close. Musically, it's been another year of people trying a little too hard to be crazy. We've got Rihanna, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj and others donning a loony, over-the-top look at all times, thanks to Lady Gaga. But honestly, what happened to caring about the quality of the actual music? It's hard to believe that there was a time (way before my time) that it didn't matter what you looked like, as long as you could really sing. That's why I chose my own artist of the year for 2011. This woman is fiercely talented and isn't afraid to be herself. One of my favorite quotes she has said? "I don't make music for eyes, I make music for ears."
What do you think of Adele? And who would you nominate as your artist of the year?