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She isn't even from here

Adele has no idea why the U.S. is so obsessed with her: 'I'm not even from America'

Adele is record-breakingly popular in the U.S., but she admitted to Time that she doesn't exactly know why. "It's a bit ridiculous. I'm not even from America," the singer, whose new album 25 sold 3.8 million U.S. copies in its first week alone, said. Her one theory, she joked, is that maybe Americans conflate her with British royalty. "Maybe they think I'm related to the queen. Americans are obsessed with the royal family."

Aside from baffling at her popularity, Adele is taking her fame in stride. "It's as normal a life as I can have," she said about her time outside of work. "When I'm not doing a photo shoot, it's just me, my boyfriend, and the baby." She added: "I'm very self-conscious that I have a kid and I don't want him being one of those dickheads, who grows up being like, 'Driver driver!' 'I have no clean clothes.' Well, have you washed them?"

Read Adele's full interview with Time here.