The end of 2012 is fast approaching, and it’s got us reflecting on the very best music this year had to offer — and doing it with a little help from our friends. Idolator asked some of our favorite artists to talk about the albums that most inspired them this year in an exclusive series — and first up is Becky G, the singer-songwriter-rapper who’s a certified superstar in the making — and her favorite LP of the year may surprise you.
Turns out that Becky’s best-loved record of the year was one of last year’s top records — Adele‘s chart-topping sophomore LP 21. “She’s probably a good example of writing your life on paper,” Becky explained. “And whether the stories were real or not, it seemed really genuine and really relatable.”
And beyond that, Becky said, the emotional resonance of that album was pretty much unparalleled. “When I would listen to the music, even though I wasn’t heartbroken, I felt heartbroken,” Becky said. “You really feel for this woman.”
Based on the 25 million copies of 21 that have been sold since the album’s release, we’re guessing that the public agrees with Becky on that. Watch the video up top.