- The Washington Times - Saturday, November 21, 2015

Grammy award-winning British singer Adele says she attributed some of her success to a surprising source from the world of conservative American politics: Sarah Palin

During an interview on her BBC special, Adele revealed that the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee and former Alaska governor helped jump-start her rise to fame, according to Mashable.

The soulful singer said Mrs. Palin was scheduled to appear on “Saturday Night Live” the week after Adele was set to perform on the show. But “something came up in the campaign,” Adele said. “She came and did [‘SNL’] the week I was doing it.”

That episode was one of the most-watched in the show’s history, and the massive audience ushered in a new wave of recognition for Adele.

“It was one of the most watched ‘SNLs’ ever and then it was two weeks before the Grammy ballot, which is when people decide what songs they want to maybe nominate, so, like, literally the stars aligned for me,” she explained, Mashable reported.

“The album shot to number one on iTunes and I was nominated for a Grammy and then I won one! It was a joke! It was a joke. All thanks to Sarah Palin!” The singer said.

Adele now has a total of 10 Grammy awards and released her latest album, “25,” Friday.

Shortly after word of Adele’s comments spread, Mrs. Palin shared a photo on Twitter of a thank-you letter to the singer, using some of her own lyrics.

“Rumor has it you recently threw me some credit for your amazing success — very kind coming from someone like you!” Ms. Palin wrote.

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