Not only is Adele in the studio reportedly working on her next album — she’s also on the cover of Elle‘s Women in Music issue. The spread features tributes to the British singer from Britney Spears, Katy Perry and more, and was shot in L.A.’s EastWest Studios, where Frank Sinatra recorded. And in classic Adele fashion, it was photographer Thomas Whiteside’s birthday during the shoot and she sang him “Happy Birthday.”
Head below to see another photo from the elegant, black-and-white shoot.
Alicia Keys and Rita Ora also grace the alternate covers for the May 2013 issue, which hits newsstands April 23.