Adele’s Live Performance of “Hello” at the NRJ Awards Is Just as Chilling as the Single

Adele’s Live Performance of “Hello” at the NRJ Awards Is Just as Chilling as the Single

In an age filled with auto-tune and disingenuously polished performances, hearing a voice as pure and cutting as Adele's never fails to send chills down the spine. The 27-year-old singer did just that at the NRJ Music Awards Saturday in Cannes, France, singing her record-breaking single "Hello." 

It's been a few years since Adele performed to a massive audience, but she attacks the song's high notes as expertly as ever, locking in perfectly with her band. It's clear she hasn't missed a beat in her three-year absence.

The performance capped off what proved to be another massively successful week building buzz for Adele's coming album. She came out as feminist in a Rolling Stone profile released Tuesday and made her live debut filming a special with the BBC, a teaser of which aired Friday. In that clip, Adele also shared a charming detail: She cannot send out her own tweets without them being checked by several members of her staff, thanks to a series of drunk tweets she sent around the time of her last album drop.

The BBC special will not air in full until Nov. 20 — the same day Adele's 25 drops. So the NRJ performance is the first live performance fans can watch in full. It may be a bread crumb, but it will have to hold fans over another few weeks. 

Watch the teaser for her upcoming BBC special below.